I have something really important to say!
Really this is just one of those times that pops up periodically, when I contemplate the peculiarities of blogging and blog statistics. This is not meant to be narcissistic, although, let's face it, this is my blog about me and my interests... (Insert amused, self-aware laugh here.)
I have no intention of making this an interesting post. So you know. Stuff is clogging up my noggin, and I mean to write it down. Random style.
Navel Gazing and the Uninteresting Post:
1. So far, I have Googled twice for this post. I confirmed that "navel gazing" means what I want it to mean: Lots of introspective thought, with an implication that I am not getting real work done. And also I wasn't getting the spelling on narcissistic right, so thank you Google.
2. Maria is being taught "Smarty Spelling." I think this is hilarious. I recognize and appreciate the method. I let my boys spell all they wanted, however they wanted, because it gave them the confidence to try, to begin. So, basically smarty spelling means sounding a word out, and writing it as best you can. The reason it amuses me, is because with spell check in every writing format commonly used these days, it seems like we are all depending on smarty spelling! If I can get enough right letters on the monitor, hopefully spell check will come through and finish my thoughts for me. Trouble is I am losing actual spelling skills. Daily. Not to mention the ability to hold a pencil. Also, "Smarty Spelling" may account for all the lose change I keep loosing.
3. There are one hundred and eighty people following
Where did you go One Reader?
There is a consistent pattern: Time passes, I manage to write something interesting, and a new reader signs up to follow
Neodymium magnets are, or fun things to do with dry ice. Then I
4. Blogging magazines, articles, handbooks, manuals... they all say the same thing about gaining readership, holding their interest. They say a blogger should stick to one or two themes. I am never going to be that kind of blogger.
An anecdote that I think is funny: Amanda Soule asked her readers about their sewing projects, and even though she gets hundreds of comments, and I felt sure mine would be a small voice in a sea of many lovelier voices, I submitted a link about the snack bags I made.
Days later I saw in the blog statistics that dozens and dozens of visitors from Soule Mama were coming here, to
I apologize to all one hundred and twenty-two Soule Mama readers who came to
Warning: A new robotics post is coming. I can feel it rising up from the heart of my Geeky soul! I will use the words: gear, drive, motor, pole, crate, spirit, work, metal, and passion.
Where did you go One Reader? Come back! Robotics, and students that work together is a very good thing. It is a sign of greatness and hope. I invite you to celebrate Geek Goodness, and rejoice in the joys of innovation, creativity, and the perseverance of young minds. And also, I am going to have a giveaway! Free stuff! Hahahaa-hahaha! But seriously. You may already be a winner.
And now: cleaning, and errands, and other domestic perils. Not only do I type with errors, and misspellings, I also type slowly. I am sure I am late for something.