Sunday, August 24, 2014

Blogging (and other stuff): On Messing with Perfection

You know the old saying "if it's ain't broke, don't fix it"? That is the way I feel about this blog of mine. The little old thing just keeps perking alone and, in spite of what I do...not because of what I do, it continues to draw people.

For example, today my readership was down markedly but my earnings were up. My last post about bean salad was not a winner exactly and the one before that about expats dogs did even worse. spite of my poor showing today, did I tell you that my earning were up. Strange but true!

When I look at what people were reading I found post on How to be a Snow Bird, How to Add "Reply" Function to the Comment Section, and a post with a List of Kindle Books. All of those post are quite old. The post on Happy Hour and Why Do We Reread Books I wrote last week also made the cut. I suppose an experienced blogger would say that those older posts were "evergreen" meaning that even after a period of time, people still want to find that information.

Although things go very well around here, sometimes things are not so perfect. A fellow blogger wanted to write about this blog but could not get the link to work. I have had this happen before. It seems that, with this blog at least, you have to add the www in the address. It will not work without it. I was disappointed that I had missed that opportunity but I suppose she might come back.

Arizona in the header maybe?
As for perfection, I still feel that urge to change the blog header as fall approaches. Before we leave for the desert in October, I will find a new beautiful picture to add. I love to design them and I always have to relearn how to do it so that is fun too. But I am not changing it until them.
We are going to Mexico in September and I need to get myself in good physical shape...which I am not. So I have begun wearing my Fitbit Flex again, I have it synced with my computer but the 15,000 steps I walked today show up for last Thurs. Darn. I walked 18 holes of golf, my husband's Fitbit shows 15,000+ and my read out shows just over 6,000. If my husband walked 15,000 steps I surely took 20,000...I have to take 2 steps for his one. I want my statistical reward and I want it now! I may need to meditate to get my "perfect" back!

So life is almost perfect. The blog is doing good and in spite of the small glitches, I am not messing with any of or the blog that is.

Have a great week!



  1. Your blog is like a familiar friend. Each post!

  2. You baby boomers are the most selfish generation to ever exist. You destroyed your own children's and grandchildren's future with your short-sighted selfishness and immaturity. And then you expect them to pay for your retirement????

    Can you baby boomers just hurry up and drop dead, please?

  3. Uh oh, we're getting slammed by the baby-boomer-drop dead comments ... I got one too. But as for me, I say, blog on!

    1. I am not really concerned...I am not a boomer anyway but nuts is nuts. I hope he/she feels better soon because I think they much have the flu!


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