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It Be The Little Things… And The Big Things, Too

After looking over a few of my old blogs I realized I should probably be blogging regularly still.  Years from now, I’d like to be able to look back at old entries like this one.  What was going on my life?  What have I experienced?  How did I react?  Who did I block on Facebook?  These are the things I’ll look back on.
So, what did vertigo do today?  That’s me, by the way.  vertigo.  No, I don’t capitalize the ‘v’.  Ever.  If you ever see it capitalized somewhere, such as on justin.tv/twitch.tv, then someone else made it that way.   I am vertigo with a lowercase ‘v’.  So… what did vertigo with a lowercase ‘v’ do today?  Find out in the following pair o’ graphs.

I woke up.  Several times.  I think I woke up more times than I fell asleep, which must mean something.  What did I have for breakfast?  Oh, I had nothing.  Eventually I ate some leftovers.  I didn’t get much work done until later in the afternoon.  Even then I didn’t get much done.  I’ll get more done tomorrow I hope.

Eh, I can’t say I did a lot today.  I began building a Portal 2 co-op map.  That’s… neat.

Y’know what, I don’t really have anything interesting to say right now.  Maybe it’s because I haven’t blogged in so long that I’m just not sure what to say any more.
Can anybody give me any ideas for things I could write about in my blog?

Today and A Few Things

If I were to choose one word to describe the overall theme of today, it would probably be “discouragement”.  I just feel downright discouraged.  You could ask me why, but I don’t think I’d have a good answer.

I generally have a lot of negative energy to expel and I know that I can’t do it a lot on Facebook.  It becomes too overwhelming for my “friends” on there.  Since I keep a blog, this would be the appropriate place to do it.  Unfortunately, it’s difficult to write a blog unless I know people are going to read it.  It is for this reason I was never able to keep a private journal… to me, it was pointless to write to myself.

Knowing people read my blog entries would encourage me to continue to put effort into writing them, which would in turn give me a more accessible avenue for venting out those negative energies.  That being said, one way to know that people read my blogs is to get feedback.  That’s where you come in.  Thanks in advance.

If you’re reading this as a Note on Facebook, keep in mind that I don’t write “Notes” on Facebook and that the source of this blog is actually WordPress.

I’m probably going to start blogging a lot from here on out.


So who reads my blogs anyway?  If nobody reads my blogs, then why do I take the time to type them out?  It’s just a waste.  Yeah, I suppose I could look back on these years from now and appreciate that I wrote them, but other than that… useless.

I know these get fed through to my Facebook account, so some of my FB friends will see them… but I bet none of them ever visit my actual blog… I guess they wouldn’t see much reason to…


I’d like to get back into the habit…

…of blogging more often.  It’s not like I don’t have time.  I think the main thing is that, even though I know I have a lot I could say, I usually am just too lazy to type it all out.

Anyway, I’ll talk about my morning so far.  No I won’t.

Hmmm…. ah, how about this… The principal sent out an email saying that the kindergarten rooms were broken into, and that there is glass everywhere.  I haven’t seen it for myself.

For those of you who may not know, Lisa and I submitted an offer on a house recently.  Of the houses we’ve seen, we like this one the best.  Our agent, Brian, called me a couple of days ago saying it looks like they’re going to accept the offer.  This is very exciting, however it’s not in stone, as far as I’m concerned, until we’ve received an addendum from the seller.  However, based on emails I’ve read from the listing agent, it sounds like they’ve already decided to accept our offer and all we are waiting on is to get the paperwork done to make it official.  This is all very exciting news, but keep it in prayer still, because until we get that addendum, things can still get in the way.

I think that’s it for now.

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The Goal? Maybe next time.

I don’t think I’ll reach my 100 blog goal this month.  Not a big deal.  I just don’t feel like I’ve got a whole lot to say.  Well, actually, I have a ton to say, but for some reason, I just don’t feel motivated to say most of it… and this lack of motivation, for once, is not depression-related.  I simply find other things to occupy my time instead of blogging.

Who knows?  Maybe I will still reach my goal.  I’d have to average at least 3 or 4 blogs each day in order to achieve it, but it’s still possible.


So I really didn’t sleep too well… or actually, it wasn’t that bad, but… I was supposed to sleep in today.  I woke up around 6am and I absolutely could not get back to sleep.  It wasn’t like I wasn’t tired, either.  I was very, very sleepy… but my body/mind refused to shut down.  I got up, got on Facebook for a bit, DID THE DISHES (yeah, really weird), and I watched Ong Bak II, which I discovered was available via VOD through Amazon.

Anyway, so here I am.

I’ve been playing around with some websites that are supposed to help get more readers for my blog (or any blog)… one of them is BlogSurfer.us.  The site says that their search will automatically pick up my blog if I mention “blogsurfer.us” in my post… so here it is for the third time: “blogsurfer.us”.  Let’s see if it works.

The funny thing about all this is that it’s not like I’m getting regular readers for my blog… they just generate views or something.  I remember back in March there was like one day when my blog got almost 6,000 views.  What the heck?  Six THOUSAND?  It actually really threw off my stats graph because it was such a huge difference from the other days, which were under 100 normally.

Aaaanyway… who cares?  Haha…

But hey, whether you have something to say or not, do me a favor and leave a comment to let me know you’ve read this blog post.  I’d really appreciate it a lot!  Oh, and if I don’t know you please let me know how you found my blog, too.  I find that kind of stuff really interesting!  Thanks!

Thursday Morning

Wouldn’t it be nice if I came up with more clever subject lines like I used to?  It would also be nice if I got some more comments to my blogs.  I’d really appreciate it, guys.  Blogging is a great outlet for me but it’s a glass-is-half-full thing.  It really helps to know I have readers who are taking an interest in what I blog about.

Also, feel free to leave me a comment telling me the kinds of things you want me to talk about.  I know the blog is supposed to be about me, but what kinds of things can I talk about that would interest you more?  Tell me.

Anyway, it’s Thursday morning (duh) and I’m about to go get ready for work.  I wanna leave a bit early so I can stop by Del Taco or something again.

So uh… yeah.  I’m gonna go.

End of Document.

Sleepy Time Ronnie with Karate Chop Action!

So, I just got done watching a mess-load of reviews of FAILED toy products by this guy Mike Mozart.  I’ve favorited some of them so you may have seen those on Facebook because it publishes videos I add to my Favorites.  Man, some of these products are downright wrong.  Epic fails.  I didn’t Fav some of them because, honestly, some of them are quite inappropriate.

Anyway, it’s past midnight and I wasn’t planning on staying up this late.  In fact, I was planning on napping when I got home but, as you may have guessed, that never happened.

Good news is I’m feeling a bit better.  …a little.  Actually, a LOT compared to a week ago… only a little compared to a day ago.

My ears are still bothering me.

As a side note, I once had a goal to post 100 blogs in a single month.  I got SOOOO close back in March.  I think it was March.  I can’t be bothered to look right now.  Anyway I had 98 blogs that month.  NINETY EIGHT!  Two more and I would have reached my goal.  I guess I’ll have to try again.  Assuming a month has 30 days, I’d have to average between 3 and 4 blogs every day for a month in order to reach my goal.  GAH, how did I manage even 98 in March?  Well, I’ve got little more than a week left in October so I don’t think this month will be the one.  Maybe November, and then I can have something silly to be thankful for…

Ding.  Turn the page.

New Blog

Those who have been following my blog for a while have most likely noticed the “Random Mobile Photo Post” entries that I have been adding from time to time using my phone.  Well, I have now made a blog dedicated solely to that.  The URL is myrandomphotos.wordpress.com and you will also find a link on this blog page with the rest of my links.

Category Catastrophe

I decided to start exploring the “categories” part of blogging and whilst foolin’ around with settings and options I deleted the only category i had, which was not really a category at all, but just a placeholder called “Uncategorized”.  Now that I’ve deleted it, the entire “category system” for my blog is messed up.  Nothing is consistent and it’s a mess.

Fortunately, it doesn’t affect my ability to post blog entries or do other things, and for my readers, such as you, it probably wouldn’t even be noticed… but it really bothers me.

I’ve posted about this on WordPress.com’s support forum and hopefully I will get some answers soon.

I’ve Started Tagging

No no no no no no no… I’m not spraypainting billboards or box cars.  I’m talking about adding tags to my blog posts.  I’m not sure how much it’ll help anything, but there’s no harm in it.  If anything it might even bring a little extra traffic to my blogs.

At the time I’m posting this entry, I’ve got a “Tag Cloud” on my blog.  It shows a bunch of tags that I’ve used for my posts, and the ones that are used most are in larger fonts.  It would be a lot better if I had been tagging the posts from the very beginning, but since I’m just starting it now, the tags don’t really help very much except to go to a few of those posts and that’s it… whatever.

I did go back and add tags to a handful of my recent posts, but there’s no way I’ll go all the way back to August.