Spring Clean time maybe?

I think for me there is a certain time of the year when all things spring clean related start to happen. Now when I say they start to happen, I mean I start to think about it, it doesn’t always happen happen, if you catch my drift. The days are getting longer and the snowdrops in the garden have started to poke through so that gives me hope that spring is on the way.

On this occasion I am actually talking about a spring clean of my blog, so thankfully that’s a task I can do while sitting down, I’m marginally clever sometimes when I want to be, I don’t want to overdo it after all ffs.

I’ve been reading a few posts of late about the do’s and don’ts when it comes to your blog. I kinda think that after 8 years I’ve probably pretty much got all the don’ts covered so perhaps it’s time to cautiously approach the do’s.

The first one I read was about updating the About page, so I thought that’s a good place to start, it’s been a while since I have given it any attention, it does after all say I am in my early 40’s and that is soooo last year, or last 10….oh never mind. So I load it up and have a look and you know what I still like it, and I think to myself how many people will really read it anyway. It’s weird and doesn’t really make much sense, which explains me perfectly I think. I mean if I went right in with the hey there, I’m a 50 year old introvert with mental health issues, I’m not sure anyone would come back. So I’m hoping for a kind of lure them in with a bit of humour and perhaps they will think, wow this is so weird I must come back. Actually, the way I describe it I’d think my about page was awesome, it really isn’t, it’s average at best, but that’s also what you get with this blog, so job done!

Then there are the 566 posts that I have written over the life time of my blog. No one ever scrolls back, or do they? So do I leave them, or do I update them, or do I just go all out full on clean and delete them, banished forever to the trash can full of spam comments. I haven’t thought that far ahead as yet, because to be honest with the little bit I have managed so far, like changing the picture on the about page, my age and the year for the copywrite, I’m about worn out and ready to collapse into a comfortable chair with a cup of coffee and a tube of Smarties.

That said, in 2022 I also hope to do a spring clean of my mind, so expect more posts…..maybe :)

Will you be making any changes to your blog in 2022?

13 thoughts on “Spring Clean time maybe?

  1. That sounds just like how I give my blog a little update and declutter! I actually like it when people keep all the old content how it, I mean it’s a bit like a diary and those words and thoughts and inarticulate ramblings of mine were all something real once.
    Good to see you back, I hope to see you pop up again soon!

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  2. Oh, heavens, never delete anything. I hardly post any more because Covid has just exhausted me even if I have so far avoided getting it and intend to continue; I have almost nothign to say except EVERYTHING SUCKS. But sometimes people run across my blog and rummage around in old posts and it’s… such a good reminder of the Before Times, or even of the times before a fair amount of Shit Happened in my own life that I’m still dealing with.

    I coped with the age thing by mentioning the rough time frame when I was born. People can do math or not as they want.

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    • Maybe you should do a post about how everything sucks, there are probably more people who could empathise than you think lol
      Sorry that COVID hit you hard, I hope you get to smack that mother f@*ker full in the face sometime soon!

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      • I didn’t, personally, get hit by Covid — just my whole life and country did. I mean it sucks everywhere, but the US is full of people actively trying to make it worse, driving the case numbers into ridiculous ranges for a country with our resources, so I can’t work and am afraid to go anywhere. Ground Hog Day, if you know the premise of the film.

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    • Well now that you mention it I should probably go through my about page and all the front end signage . . . that being said, be careful about deleting anything, that is all your original content and you never know when someone is going to happen along, like a post and subscribe. You do you, no regrets.

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