In the grand scheme of things, this isn’t the most important, but yesterday I got two “Likes” on my blog post about my Kindle. And they weren’t from family members or anyone I knew. It was exciting and when I went to check out their blogs, both looked interesting. And this morning, there was non-family comment!
I just recently started my blog at the urging of all my family members and once I started it, naturally I hoped someone was reading what I wrote and then, that someone would like sometime I wrote enough to either “like” it or comment on it. My husband’s a “follower” of my blog and did comment once but, not putting him or his comments down in any way, he IS my husband. Wasn’t that in the marriage vows….”in sickness and in health, for richer or poorer, to support when blogging”?
I can see that blogging is both another way of both opening my world and cluttering it up. I see blogs I want to read and have blogs I want to write but for some strange reason, my day hasn’t gotten any more hours in it. More difficult, yet exciting decisions to be made.
I discovered the internet during the summer which was unfortunate, as I quickly became entangled in webs of connections, trying to document where I’d been and wanted to return to again, once I realized that between where I started and where I ended were a plethora of interesting places, then looked up to find out another day had moved quietly along while I was traveling and I hadn’t been outside at all. Of course, as happens with so many things such as helpful hints I cut out of magazines, recipes, cookbooks and so on, soon the saved places seemed to take on lives of their own yet paradoxically become impossible to find in the tomes of files in which they were hidden.
When I realized that it was silly to pay monthly for AOL when I could get gmail for free, I didn’t want to close the account entirely because of the innumerable amount saved information…information which, of course, I rarely, if ever, used. But in my mind was always the dreaded “what if”?? What if I got rid of the one website I suddenly discovered I really, really, ridiculously needed (thanks, “Zoolander”)? What would I do? The prosaic answer is that I’d probably either find the site again or not miss it, but I couldn’t take the chance.
I did go through and tried to eliminate sites that I no longer thought I’d use, sites that didn’t work any longer and sites that didn’t sound familiar a/o interesting., but there’s still a lot of clutter in them thar folders. However, since they take up so much less space than the box of clipped recipes I, with great fortitude, get rid of periodically (provided I don’t start going through them to “just take out a few that look good”), I guess I can handle it. But on some days, it still hangs over my head like Pigpen’s cloud of dirt.