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Nope, not THAT 7 Eleven. ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m up to 711 followers. Not bad for a blog that’s often completely random and written by the world’s most frustrated aspiring author. ๐Ÿ™‚

With that said, I wanted to add a “Welcome!” to the newer followers, and say that I appreciate you all.

I want to add a special Thank you to the rare few who truly read the posts, and even occasionally comment. ๐Ÿ™‚ I know you may not always agree with me, but I hope I’ve kept you entertained and given you food for thought at least. ๐Ÿ™‚

500 Strong

I have a few other half formed posts floating around in my head, BUT I needed to take a few moments to acknowledge an event almost a week old now. I was too wrapped up in self-reflection to post at the time though.

Not bad for a blog specializing in the art of the random post. ๐Ÿ˜€

First, I’d like to thank all my followers. Those of you who actually READ the posts are especially appreciated. ๐Ÿ™Œ Regardless of the advice to blog primarily for one’s self, it’s always nice to have others care about what I think (even if they might disagree).

With my life at a major changing point right now, I’m not sure exactly what direction the blog will take from here. A part of me wants to go all “You can do it!” posts, but I’m worried I’d end up sounding like Shia LeBeouf

LOL. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿคก๐Ÿ‘€

Seriously, I doubt things will change too much, beyond my resolve to look for positives and solutions instead of dwelling on negatives and drama.

410 + 721

No, not an addition problem. When are my headlines ever that straight forward? LOL.

410 + 721 is actually my current WordPress situation. I hit and surpassed the 400 follower mark (yay!!). With no notification from WP either. >(

I’m also sitting on a backlog of 721 unread wordpress related emails in my inbox. All it took was a few days “off” to try to work on the house to get to that point also. I’m still not sure how much of that I’m going to try to catch up on and how much will just have to sadly go by the wayside.

Networking is an important part of blogging and I try to return the support I’m given. I’m only human though. That despite my best efforts, LOL.

On the bright side, we have one lowball offer on the house. IF we can negotiate them up, we might be done with that phase of the insanity. Ironically, with the virus hysteria destroying the economy, we’re now wondering if a mostly blind move across country is such a great idea at this moment. There’s a stable employment situation here after all.

Well, we will negotiate, wait, watch and:

Yep, more comic book geekery. Sometimes there’s strong, simple truths in fantastic stories though.

This message brought to you courtesy of the Blue Lantern Corps, reminding all of the importance of Hope. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜›

Oh and yes, for those wondering; Barry Allen was a Blue Lantern during the Darkest Night.

OH, and I didn’t forget my revised blog format either. The chaos has simply thrown a wrench into that briefly. We’ll get back to it soon. For the moment though, the world MIGHT be able to do without Tuesday Trash. ๐Ÿ™‚

My Blogging Pet Peeve

Time for a short rant. My biggest blogging pet peeve is people who just click “Like” without ever reading a post.

How can I tell? Most of the time, you can’t. HOWEVER… When somebody visits once or twice a week and hits the “Like” button 4, 5, 6+ times in a minute… It’s VERY VERY obvious. Happily, I only have a few people that do this out of my (currently) 352 followers.

So why should it matter? It really doesn’t IF you’re only here to collect Likes. If your blog is only about stroking your ego though, you’re blogging for the wrong reason. I’m here to legitimately connect with people and share ideas. Maybe I’ll disagree with somebody about a particular topic, but the discussion will at least give us both food for thought and help us understand more.

My rather cynical view of people who just hit the like button repeatedly is that they don’t truly care about the author or their blog. It’s just a shallow attempt to solicit reciprocal likes and comments in their own blog. In short, it’s using people, not building even the most superficial relationship. Honestly, these are the followers I’m LEAST likely to look at or follow myself too.

The lesson here is that ANY form of “business” comes down to building relationships with your “customers”. Readers in this case. They will pick up on if you treat them as only a means to an end instead of somebody that you legitimately value.

There’s one photography blog where I am guilty of this myself, BUT they tend to post a TON of pictures (5 to 10 posts a day) and I don’t need all day to recognize a well done photograph or other piece of art.

I’ve been tempted to make a post saying something absolutely absurd like being a Satanist, or that Hitler was right about everything, then calling out all the people who hit “Like” on it. A) that’s getting a bit petty though. B) Some idiot(s) would see the post and believe it’s real, even with disclaimers at the end.

OK, end of rant, LOL

The 300… and Eight? :D

In the midst of all the madness around here lately, I managed to pass 300 followers. I’m now sitting at 308 actually. ๐Ÿ™‚

Since WordPress didn’t see fit to give me a shiny notification bauble for it, I’m posting one of my own. ๐Ÿ˜€

As for the previously mentioned madness… Madness? THIS IS WORDPRESS! ๐Ÿ˜›

Seriously, things are slowly falling into place here. The weather has turned cold all of the sudden though, and we’re scrambling to get a few last outdoor projects done.