Okay maybe that was a small bit dramatic, but sure now that you’ve begun to read you might as well carry on.
I’m expecting visitors. Guests. VIPs.
Unless your house is the one I dream of, I bet you go on a major clean up before visitors come to stay. I know I do and end up cleaning places I’d not seen in twelve months, such as under beds or behind boxes in the utility room.
So because of the imminent arrival of my visitors, my guests, my VIPs I’ve got a lot of work to do.
You see my difficulty is that I do not know these visitors, nor do I know when they are going to call over. I know for a fact when these guests call they are very judgemental, and picky, missing very little as they nose around. So I need to get my act together and clean things up.
And I would love if you lot could help.
You see the judges for the Irish Blog Awards are on their way, sometime between now and August 25th. They will be reading what I write, checking how often I write and how I write. With that I have no problem. However they will also be looking at my blog and judging how it looks. With this I have a problem.
You see I think my actual blog is definitely not the swankiest in the blogosphere. In fact I look at it and think… boring, bland.
In a bid to do something better with it, I checked through the other themes available on wordpress. I began with the free themes, and in desperation moved onto the premium priced ones. And guess what? None of them worked. In fact I think some of them should be brought up for false advertising, as when I pressed preview to see what my blog looked like with a few of those new themes it looked positively scary and nothing at all like the pretty pictures on wordpress. So it looks like I’ll just have to make the most of the theme I have.
Over the next short while I am going to try to find the time to clean up ‘My thoughts of a page’. If you have any suggestions, feel free to share them. I’m not proud so if you see something somewhere else you think works well, no problem I’ll happily rob that idea.
The last thing I must do is rearrange my old posts. I have been nominated in the Best Personal Blog category which is perfect but very strangely I have also been nominated in the ‘health and well being’ category. I did think that was a mistake so paid no heed to it, but last night a fellow blogger over on where is my mind gone (also nominated!) suggested I was nominated in that category because of my posts on grief and those in the bone marrow category on my blog. If that’s the case I’d better try to organise them somewhat, in order to ensure that when the judges arrive they will find them and won’t wonder if they are at the wrong address!
So keep an eye out readers. There are changes about.
The plan is that now I’ve told you all I’ll actually have to go ahead and begin cleaning. However tonight as I sit here sipping a glass of vino, I’m thinking ‘Ah sure this little blog is grand, it’s the writing that counts’ and I can feel that lazy ‘I’ll do it another day’ feeling coming on. Then I remember. I’ve written it, and you have read it. Now I must do it.