Every since I took my new job as project manager a couple weeks ago (yep, I picked up some side work) I’ve been feeling somewhat conflicted. It feels good to earn money at something that I’m good at and needed for but it’s taken my focus away from writing for the blog. I’m working part time and find it difficult to switch gears between two consuming projects.
One way that I can feel connected to the blog is to do the housekeeping that goes along with it. Spending time reading other blogger’s articles and commenting, entering blog hops and looking at the numbers of people coming to our site are some quick ways I can connect to what is going on in our corner of the blog-o-sphere.
The other day I was looking at our numbers and I saw a big spike in people coming in from Pinterest. When I looked further I saw they were coming from one person who had re-pinned one of the photos from our ‘How to Make Steamed Buns’ post. Hmmm…..interesting but why the tremendous spike? The post had been up for a month at least. Then I scrolled down to the comments…OMG! They were making commentary about the fingernails holding the steamed bun in the picture!!! There were two camps. One was, ‘Look at those dirty nails’ while the other was, ‘Don’t you have something better to do than judge people?’ » » »