Over Venting…Or Not
First of all, I want to share with you that I finally received the refund from Sears.com for the refrigerator. Whew! But, most important of all, I want to thank all who wrote in with comments and emails after I posted about what should have been a simple transaction, when it turned in to an epic fail.
There are so many things about our modern technological world that I find irksome. When I visit other websites, I am greeted with pop up windows, sometimes multiple in number, that I must close or respond to, before reading what I went there for in the first place.
My blog is purposely kept ad free. It has never been monetized, and although I could do that, and bring in some actual income for the posts you read, I chose to keep it ad free. I’m not high up in the search engine ratings because, quite honestly, I just don’t know how to play the search engine algorithm game. If you don’t know what that is, good for you.
A few years back, I gave up going to food conferences because it seemed that over half the sessions were tech related, not food related, with subjects like:
- How to Improve Your Google Rating
- How to Get More Readers
- How to Get More Ad Revenue
- How to Utilize SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
- How-to Tricks to Increase the Perceived Value of Your Content
Before I push the publish button on any post to you, I often times am met with alerts like:
- Readability: Needs Improvement
- Paragraph: Over the recommended 150 words.
- One section is over 300 words. Needs Improvement.
- 13.6% of the sentences contain passive voice, which is more than the recommended maximum of 10%.
- Transition words: Only 29.3% of the sentences contain transition words, which is not enough. Use more of them.
- SEO: Not available
Sheesh! Should I worry about this stuff? I can hear my dad’s long-gone voice saying to me right now, “Life is way too short to worry about that,” and you know, his sage and simple words continue to be ones I call to mind when I get stressed about something.
What I will do, is to continue to write what I want, when I want, and how I want, not worrying about ratings and rankings, that have nothing to do with you getting to know me, and me getting to know you. The right people, A/K/A YOU, will find me, and I don’t think that you care about all that stuff either.
Here’s a lovely picture of three of my favorite 4-legged friends on the deck today. They don’t care about any of that tech stuff either. 😉
“Still, what I want in my life
is to be willing
to be dazzled—
to cast aside the weight of facts
and maybe even
to float a little
above this difficult world.”