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My Miscellany: Blog Navigation

wp-1485298089762.jpgSo, those of you who have been following me for awhile know how I can’t help myself.  I can’t help myself when I think of a new category for my blog, I just have to create it!

Well, I realize for new visitors, and perhaps for those of you who have been with me for a short time, my blog can be a bit overwhelming.

Fear not!  I have come to your rescue.  I have created a SITE NAVIGATION tab at the top of my blog!  See, I’m always thinking of you guys.

The worse thing about blogging is the damn Reader though.  It doesn’t really allow for folks visiting the many lovely blogs out there and enabling a reader to discover other content.

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I have been perusing blogs more on the computer–when I can on the damn thing–and I must say I am enjoying your sites so much more!  With that in mind, I created my SITE NAVIGATION tab; I have described each of my over 20 different categories I post about at any given time!

Now you can see the Category Heading and a brief description of the content under that heading.  I hope that this will enable you to find content that is meaningful to you, rather than blindly roaming around.

I have over 700 posts, I hope by identifying the material by Category Names, it will help you to have a more pleasant experience, and help you find relevant content quickly.  Also, there are links to all the categories on this new SITE NAVIGATION tab.  These links open the content in a different window, so you can save time from clicking around.

Please, let me know if you find it a lot easier, or if you have any suggestions for future features!  Happy Blogging!

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!

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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.

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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 wordpress.com?  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 justruminating.blog 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.

Happy Tuesday

I’m boycotting all forms of social media today.  I typed this Monday, so I’m not cheating.  I gave my phone to the office, will not post or read anything, will not be near a newspaper, etc.  Why?  Because I can and because I want nothing to do with this ridiculous holiday.  And I never did.

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