For those of you who suddenly get the urge to try and tidy up your blog I would quickly advise you to put down the laptop and place it as far away from yourself as you possibly can, especially if you haven’t got very much time.
This week I have been adopting a slightly different strategy in my working methods. After a long period of time of doing the bare minimum of anything connected with my blog, I have finally kicked myself into gear in preparation for exciting things in the New Year than I have been planning for what seems like forever. Consequently, I have been on it – making sure that I start as early as I can first thing in a morning and pushing myself to keep going until I have done above and beyond what was on the basic list and tracker for the day.
In my infinite wisdom, and with a spare hour of time before I needed to leave the house yesterday, I decided to make a few updates on the blog and put a few things in place that I can add to as I’m going along over the coming weeks.
Big mistake. Huge.
What innocently started as a seemingly positive activity quickly became an enormous wormhole as I found myself sucked into a vortex of utter waffle – complete and utter nonsensical ramblings about nothing in particular. There are well over a thousand posts that have been spread out across six-and-a-half-years, and I quickly realised that of these 1000+ entries (of which I have deleted at least 1000 more), about 80% of them were pointless, and most of the 20% that are of value are either completely hidden or need some serious rewriting.
Urgh. Where to even start?
On the positive side, I have been able to revisit certain moments in my life that I value and I’m glad that there is a record of it as it happened. However, most of what I was looking at can quite easily fall into the ‘what the heck was I thinking?’ and ‘why didn’t someone remove the laptop from my grasp and throw it in the bin?‘ categories.
It looks like I have much more work ahead of me than I thought…
What about you guys? Do you visit old posts and then want to burn your blog and start again as a result?
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