Sunday, October 25, 2015
What would you have me write?
I've done two things tonight: redesigned my blog template and moved almost all of my MBTI posts to draft.
Regarding the first, it was waaaaaaay past time for a change. I don't like keeping the same blog design forever, but for some reason I felt obligated to keep the last one because I spent money on it. This one only cost me my time, and I love it so I guess you could say the change was definitely worthwhile. I can also promise a Christmas layout as soon as December hits and then a winter theme once January rolls around!
Now, about the second change. I almost never study up on Myers-Briggs stuff anymore. I'm by no means an expert on the subject and I don't want to give people that impression any longer. Plus, I really tire of those being the only popular posts on my blog 90% of the time. So they're gone. Not deleted. I might someday feel differently and decide to republish them, but for now, I want them off my blog so I don't feel like I'm representing myself as something that I'm not.
In other news, I've actually read a collection of short stories by James Thurber over on my other blog Bookshelves & Daydreams. For those of you who are unaware, Thurber wrote The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and since I just watched both movies for that fun blogathon a few weeks ago, I felt I should at least read the short story. Which I now realize is a short story. Try going into a collection of short stories thinking they're a novella. It's preeeeetttty confusing!
Really, you could say there's been some good things and some sad things in my life this past month. My Aunt Janet who I loved very much passed away a few weeks ago. Which is why I wasn't really blogging much this month. And why I didn't participate in the Hamlet read-along over at The Edge of the Precipice. Sorry, Rachel, I totally meant to read with you, but with my aunt's death I lost a lot of motivation to do anything. This set of short stories by Thurber is the first thing I've finished reading in nearly a month and even they took me a good week to finish. It's a good thing I wrote those entries on Walter Mitty and Little Miss Marker a week beforehand or they would have never gotten finished.
On a positive note, my department at Compassion International hired on 25 or so new employees, some temps, some permanent. It was an addition way past due, and I'm very, very happy to have them. Of course, I'm a tad worn out with all the socializing with new people, but so far they're all very nice and upbeat.
What I really mean to say is that life will continue on. I'll start blogging again, although I really would love it if you would give me some post ideas. What do you like hearing about from me? At the moment, giving me ideas is one of the most helpful things you can do. But it is nice to be back with everyone, and with a new blog template to boot!