If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done. Bruce Lee
I have proved this to be true many times.
Most recently I have been thinking about painting my bathroom. A couple of months ago I removed the wallpaper. Then I hired Phillip, the handyman, to prepare the walls for paint. Took three days of sanding, priming, sanding, skim coating, sanding, putting a finish coat on, and sanding. The hard work is done. Phillip did that. I just have to paint.
When I go to bed I tell myself tomorrow I will get the job done. But somehow when morning comes and tomorrow is gone, and I start thinking about painting today…well, let’s just say it’s a lot to think about and that takes time. By the time I have thought about it the day is half gone and there are better things to do. Or at least things that aren’t work that I don’t want to do today.
Okay, tomorrow. Maybe. I will have to think about it.
I was beginning to think mama had forgotten that she promised Teddy and me
that we could have her blog on Saturdays.
How she could forget I don’t know but remembering late is better than not at all.
I am glad she remembered and posted a picture of me!
Well, it is Monday and I have been thinking about a couple of things.
I was checking my stats–don’t roll your eyes–you do it, too. Anyway, I looked to see how many followers I have these days. I know how many there were last week. And today there is one less!
I wonder where they went–and why? Did I offend? Nah, this is a pretty inoffensive blog. Have I been boring? Maybe. I mean you can’t be amazing all the time. Really, I have a hard time being interesting all the time. Did they decide to dump the computer, or ban blogs in general, or move to the North Pole or Mars or somewhere exotic and don’t have internet access?
I have to admit there are some blogs I have stopped following. If there are no posts for months or if all the posts are forever long–an occasional epic is ok but not every post–I will stop following. Sometimes it turns out that the blog just isn’t for me and I stop following. That happens and maybe that is the reason for my lost follower. Maybe I need a blog satisfaction survey that people can take when they opt out so I will know what I need to do to be a better blog hostess.
The other thing I have thought about is awards. I have been the fortunate recipient of several awards. I had them on the side bar for a while then I put them on a page that you could get from the top menu thingie. But I have taken that page off.
I have been truly appreciative when someone honored me with an award but I don’t blog for awards. The only recognition I hope for is that people will read what I write and let me know with “likes” and comments that they have stopped by for a visit.
When someone chooses to follow this blog it is the most wonderful of compliments and I am truly humbled. Thank you! No other award is desired.
Today, I think…I need to be thinking about what to write for my next post…