Friday, June 19, 2009

Past 2 and All is Well

So. Now we are 4 1/2 hours in and I think I've put in at least 3 1/2 hours.

Since my last update I have:

  1. Finished the Tips and Tutorials Mini Challenge. I read How to Get Traffic, Grow Your Google Authority, 21 Tips to Earn Links and Retweets, Rethinking Blog Comments, 10 Reasons Readers Don't Leave Comments, and 43 Web Design Mistakes You Should Avoid. Some of it's not overly applicable to my humble little book blog, but there were some good things. Like the idea that numbered lists make good content. :D
  2. metal
  3. Fixed the blasted piece of metal on my desk that's always trying to kill me. This may not technically be blog-related, but it makes me very very happy. Look at that thing-- every time I shift it would stab my leg. Okay, so only part of it and it's blunt, but still. Evil I tell you. Part of the lock for the drawers.... which I don't have the key for anyway.

  4. Decided that cleaning up my blogging environment could be a workspacelegitimate use of this challenge time also. I mean, really. What a disaster. Plus I've lost my calendar and I need it for scheduling Virtual Book Tour reviews and what not. Really, it may not look THAT bad from the pic, but it is, I promise. The pic is cropped in close.

  5. Did some reading. Content is important. Trust me. Pretty much every one of those articles I read said so.

  6. I also seem to have totally messed up the html of this post. Hmm. Oh wait, maybe not.
I also ate lunch, fed my kids (Can you believe they actually wanted me to leave the computer to feed them? How demanding is that?) and took them to the library for their June prizes for the Summer Reading Program.

And spent a half-hour or so writing this post. Sad.

Actually, given how slow my internet connection is today, that's not too shabby.

In other news, my screen saver suddenly works again. Go figure.


  1. Wow! You've been busy and yeah my kids needed me too. I am taking forever and have only accomplished one thing so far. A review that I will be saving for later.

  2. I take that back I did the blog buddy mini-challenge over at My Friend Amy

  3. I was gonna say, you have a blog buddy. :D

    I have a confession to make-- my kids are used to being ignored. ;)

    I had to help Boo write "Great-Grandpa" and had to spell "Papa" and "Daddy" for her... and pick up the colored pencils Mister threw all over the floor... but they play independently pretty darn well.

  4. Hi! Hey, your day sounds similar to mine. Good work on the bloggiesta. What are those kids thinking asking for lunch? Mine kept bugging me for drinks. Huh, you'd think it was hot or something. LOL

  5. I LOVE the idea of cleaning up my blogging space. Hm... add to the list or not?

  6. Amy- I know! Honestly, kids, can't you see Mommy's blogging??

    Melissa- Mine is soooooo bad. Actually it's worse now than when I took that pic. Now my kids have brought my decorated envelopes and lego towers!