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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Changes to this blog.

Ok. So, yesterday, I went to the Google Cafe, and in a desperate attempt to gain sympathy, beguile the cafe-sitters, and get more followers, I posed the question, "Does My Blog Suck: Few followers, few comments : ("...

To my surprise, at first... I received NO REPLIES. By contrast, he posts before and after mine had several replies (and that was after about fifteen minutes of monitoring).

At the time, I took in a deep breathe, exhaled, rolled my eyes... and then thought, "Well, maybe it does suck!" Maybe my question sucked.

Anywho, after I had completely forgotten that I'd asked, I started getting replies in my gmail account. (I was hoping that they would leave comments on my blog... but I think that they were trying to spare me the embarrassment.)

I received exactly three replies. I gathered from the replies that, in general... they liked the idea of my site... but they kind of hated the following elements.

1) The template.

2) The "busy" [ness] of the site.

3) The colors of the site.

4) The fact that I display links, as links, and not just as linked names/headers.

5) The shortness of some of my posts that do not display much more than a link and brief commentary.

So, unless I hear from current followers that they JUST LOVE the current set-up of the site, I will be spending the next couple of days, revamping, and cleaning house... just a little bit... because, ultimately I have to like it too : )

See ya next time, after the face-lift.
(Thanks again to the three of you in the cafe, who didn't leave me hangin'.)


dannyd said...

Hope that the revamp works out well for you! And I also hope that you can see my latest post:

AJAB said...

Hi dannyd.

I hope so too. I have already gotten rid of the ads that appeared between posts, in order to make the posts more readable. I started to limit the # of posts to 1 per day... however that doesn't work, given the fact that I have a lot of material, which I want to keep, in the right-hand column. Anywho, I'll be happy to take a look at your week 6 post :)

A Jab At Work Poetry (Poetry about Work)

“Work” by AJA-B, 08/30/09

The life I live is full of Joy,
But fool of sadness have I been,
If rumblings uttered prove us coy,
Then, truth be told both where, and when,
Was once a pair that teetered then,
O’er brinks or hills,
That they could scarce,
Find liquid, bars of salt, but bills,
And toil, though notice paid none dare’st,
To sweat, and pack, and tape, and wrap,
To call, and quest, rebuffed for cost,
To drive five states, and back, for gas
Traverse, from here to there to drink,
While aching back, and sweat-soaked shirt,
Proved naught the laborers’ worth, but stink,
And why should hecklers, wreckers blurt,
And hurl insults until they hurt,
While hypocrites sit conditioned in,
Till out a pair sent all they’d earned,
To others seeking extra, win,
‘gainst those that taught themselves, and learned,
Volumes, nearly choked and burned,
As plumes of hate, and stacks of smoke,
Sparked flames, which brinksmanship, did stoke,
Hellacious fires that GOD awoke,
& Smote the devils’ flames whose’ fire,
Could not the heights of clouds aspire,
& Up the pair in now a shell,
found seeds to plant that vines did swell,
Fat, filling, fruit and tasty cheer,
Revealing teeth, “from ear to ear,”
Now brimming, happily forgiving, hope,
Refilling cranial stores to find,
Surviving, counts for little more than sustaining life, and wasting time.

Digressing now though more is there,
I advise you work, but ne’er care,
Hard work, and success are not the same,
But without the first you’ll reap the blame,
For being weak, and seeming lame,
To end I wish you all the best,
Catharsis exhausts, I needs must rest,
Good luck, “You’re hired” I hope you’ll find,
To ease your cares, and soothe your mind.

© 2009 AJA-B

A Jab at Work Survey

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