This is the second Monday in a row where I’ve wanted to explore an idea, but I’ve run out of time. Monday posts are always hard to pull together, especially after a busy week and/or a weekend of must-see football. I usually start writing Monday’s post on Saturday, but Pitt and WVU (University of Pittsburgh and West Virginia University) played and won back-to-back football games on Saturday.
I’ve thought about moving my Monday post to Tuesday, but I’m not sure I want to post three days in a row. I used to post on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. When I started participating in One-Liner Wednesday, I moved the Tuesday post to Monday to avoid the three-day sprint. So, it’s Linda’s fault. If she didn’t have such a compelling prompt…nah, I can’t blame her.
Part of me says, “just publish a post when you’re ready” but then I remember that there are people looking for a post on Monday. Actually, they’re looking for a notification email, and when they don’t get one, they poke around my blog looking for one. I deeply appreciate the fact that people come looking for a post. I wish I could tell you that the Happiness Engineers have fixed that problem, but two things tell me they haven’t:
1) Some of my readers complain that they aren’t getting notifications.
2) The updates I get from the technical support thread I follow include notes like: “User *** wishes to be updated on the issue once resolved” and “User *** is still experiencing the issue after 5 months” and a most disturbing one, “Internal report of subscriber popularity breakdown, to scope how big this issue could be ***.” Because let’s not take Dan’s word for it, let’s analyze an internal report that indicates subscriber popularity might be dropping.
Other comments on the technical thread indicate that the problem might be bigger than they think, and that user complaints that have been categorized under other issues, may be part of a larger problem that includes the subscriber-dropping problem. That brings me to the pet peeve part of the title – categories.
Several weeks ago, I mentioned changing your site identity so that your Twitter handle gets listed when people share your post on Twitter. A good message, but largely ignored – the story of my career, at least when I conducted training.
Today, I’m going to mention my other pet peeve. When I see a post and I look at the category and see that it is “uncategorized.”
For me, categories are essential. My topics span from travel to do-it-yourself to Blogging (where this post is categorized) to Thursday Doors, SoCS, One-liner Wednesday, etc. Suppose you only like my DIY posts. Do you want to sift through all the other stuff to find more like the one you just read? If not, click on the category.
OK, that’s it. Happy Monday and I hope you have a good week.
Rivergirl will like today’s gallery. I raided The Editor’s camera because she has the only evidence of Baby Smoke. Yes, we have a baby black squirrel running around the yard. I do mean running. He (or she) is so fast, we haven’t been able to get a good picture. Anyway, while looking for Baby Smoke, I stumbled on several pictures of bunnies. They are from earlier in the year, but they are new to me. I hope you enjoy seeing them. I am trying a Block gallery. Apparently, if you want to see the captions you have to click – I’ll move back to the Classic gallery on Wednesday.