My Miscellany: I’m Not That Special


wp-1485298089762.jpgHappy Wednesday humans!  As you may or may not know I boycotted all forms of Social Media yesterday.  I also gave up my phone for the day.

Why did I do such a thing?  Because I can’t stand Valentine’s Day this year.  Maybe next year I won’t feel the same way.

Anyway…what did I learn from this little experiment?  I am glad you asked!


I Rely Way Too Much On Social Media

today1Yup.  I woke up fiending for my phone.  I forgot to remember that, not only could I not check my comments and read other blogs, I couldn’t meditate or listen to music.  I thought about my phone and blogging most of the day.  Ya, I think I am going to have to set some boundaries for myself.


Blogging Is An Essential Component Of My Recovery

today2Having talked about boundaries, I realized how important it is for me to connect with other bloggers and to write my recovery posts.  I missed the interactions.  I missed posting material that I think might be helpful to others, or at least entertaining.  I also missed the comments you guys post to me.

And this most definitely helps my own recovery tremendously.  I think, if I had an extended absence from blogging, my wellness would definitely suffer.  So thank you all for being a HUGE part of my recovery!

My Actual Blog Doesn’t Matter

today3Yes, that’s what I said.  My readership dropped like a mafia kill into the ocean.  I went from over 600 reads to 60!  Oh my, that’s not good.  My blog doesn’t matter because 95% of you read blogs through the reader.  So all that fancy stuff I was going to add to my blog by switching over to  I’m going to save my money.

Hate to say it folks, other than your diehard fans, the majority of bloggers don’t bother visiting your lovely blog; they read your posts in the Reader.  That is one thing I hate about wordpress:  they should post titles to blog posts and force the reader to go to our blogs.  I mean, wtf is the purpose of choosing lovely themes–even paying for better themes–if the majority of people only read posts through the boring Reader?

I’m Not That Special

today4That’s right.  I won’t be burning up any blogger records any time soon.  And I’m ok with that.  If I were that special bloggers would have been like “OMG, Rob at didn’t post any fresh content, let me get my ass over to his blog and read some of his previous 700+ posts.”

Nope, didn’t happen yesterday, never going to happen.  Fact is, if you don’t post fresh content, and read other blogs DAILY, your going to sit in cyberspace by yourself until you do.  I must say though, a few bloggers did actually go into my archives, and I am most grateful.

Well, there you have it.  My lessons learned by boycotting all social media for 24 hours.  And by the way, I am definitely not that important, I had 0 missed calls and 0 messages.  Back in the day that would have me bent out of shape.  Today?  MEH.

29 comments on “My Miscellany: I’m Not That Special”

  1. You are right where you say we should visit the person’s blog to read the contents, but don’t you think visiting so many blogs would be tedious and reader makes it easier. BTW I’m not fond of reader too. I use feedly.

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  2. My blog is essential for Me and my shizz too … its my way of venting and keeping stuff real, so I get what your saying there!
    And I’ve noticed the WordPress reader thingy too … never really understood it, and it doesn’t bother me, because of the aforementioned – my blog is more about my ‘growth’. The other thing I’ve noticed though, is sometimes, for me (the reader), the blogs I follow won’t open, so the reader is the only option. And sometimes event the reader doesn’t work! (Might be a country thing?) A little annoying … a definately not worth an upgrade in plan 🙂
    *Agree – VDay is crap*

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    1. Thank You for your thoughtful response, and I hate the reader. We should be on one another’s blogs from a link in the reader. Something like a photo a brief synopsis paragraph and then read more, linking to the blog

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      1. Your welcome.
        Thats a good idea … I’ve been trying to do links my own way, as in I’ve put certain blogs that are hard to get too, in a list … but I still have to go through the reader to get to it, and if the reader isn’t working on a particular day, then I’m stuffed.
        I think some themes have an option like that don’t they? Mines just plain … and thats because I don’t like things to fiddly or overwhelming 🙂

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              1. For the premium one, Yes 🙂
                I have a hard time getting into other blogs or commenting on other blogs (and I do think its a combo of wordpress, our internet and country timelines/differences), which is why I go through the reader (if its available 😉 ) most of the time.
                But … well worth the wait ! Congrats 🙂

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      1. Oh ok … I don’t like paying for anything, full stop, LOL – so I made sure I got the freebie one. But I hadn’t heard very many good things from other bloggers re upgrading to the .com thing for their blogs. One lost nearly all her readers in one night! And I spent a good half a day trying to find her again!

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  3. Hahaha, this made me laugh out loud. Life lessons for sure. xD
    I did miss your content even though I’ve just discovered you! It was a definite absence.
    Also, the boundaries thing.. Yeah, it’s probably not gonna happen. Have a great day! 😀

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