So today's blog post is like my leftovers. A few little bits that I forgot to mention in a previous post, or a thought that floated through my brain but didn't relate to what I was writing at the time. I refer you here to my previously admitted disorganized tendencies. I have started several posts and left them in the title and first sentence stage thinking that I would get back to them, but they are still sitting in my que waiting for my return. I haven't lost the idea, just the enthusiasm to write about them for the moment. So today is about tidbits put together to make a proper post.
First, I have to admit that I check my stats. Silly isn't it? Did I have two page views or five? Where in the world did they originate? Really - Latvia and Slovenia?? It blows my mind that anyone finds me. After all, I rather enjoy my anonymity. It's seems easier to write that way, and it certainly means there is no pressure to post on any type of regular schedule. This brings me to my dilemma. I like the feeling of my blog the way it is. It's comfortable and reasonably private. But . . . I loved when a Guilfoil cousin found me and told me about a whole other connection that was previously unknown. I would love to hear from someone in my mother's graduating class, but I know that probably won't happen if I stay in my secluded little corner of the internet. Many of the blogs I've read push increasing your followers, joining social networks, and spreading a wide net to make a lot of connections. I find this uncomfortable. Facebook gives me the creeps. Yet . . . I get a thrill when someone comments on one of my posts. I get a kick out of reading my mini-stats. How can I stay the same yet make some connections? Where is that blissful middle? I don't want to ruin what I find so fulfilling.
|The Dunbrody Famine Ship I visited in Ireland|
Do you like my new colorful blog? I love it. The quilt was made by my gr. grandmother Anna Mae Allen Moldt Shelko. It was a bit of a wrestle trying to get it on the scanner and trying to scan a place that showed the most pattern. Then I took it into my photo software and softened the edges. I could mess with stuff like this forever. It takes forever because I don't know what I am doing.
Well these aren't many leftovers, but I need to finish this and go to work. I am a slow blogger, and I "wordsmith" posts to death. Strange that I still find so many mistakes after I post them. Originally, this was titled Monday's leftovers, then Tues. and . . . well you get the idea.