People let us down. I've let people down. It's a predictable cycle. Most people do their best, but we never know what others may expect from what they give us.
It's best to expect nothing.
Except from myself
Regular readers, please pardon the brief post today. It’s early to bed for me, and I just don’t have a post in me.
Or, maybe I do.
I have to put this somewhere, so I’m going to put it here. I know this blog was originally founded to not say this word, but I NEED to say it……I HATE GOOGLE. I HATE FACEBOOK. I HATE WHAT THEIR RECENT CHANGES HAVE DONE TO MY BLOG READERSHIP.
It is demoralizing to work as hard as I have on a blog for as long as I have, only to watch my page views fall by half in a three week period. Facebook making everyone pay to play, combined with Google’s now deciding to change their algorithms, has well-and-truly screwed me.
And, anyone wanting to make a comment about how Facebook and Google own their platforms and can make their own rules can shove it.
Happy, happy Monday.
Oh, the joys of Siri. I couldn’t WAIT to meet her. For months and months and months, I steamed with envy of my friends’ Siris. I wanted my own know-it-all, a go-to girl I could call upon at any time, for any reason.
Imagine my surprise when I asked Siri a very basic question yesterday. It is a key to the success of our whole relationship.
Turns out, Siri doesn’t know squat.
You get the idea.
My novel-in-progress is out with my A readers, and I’m at loose ends. It’s hard to give up a child for two weeks without wondering how she’s faring. Especially when one knows that child is far from perfect. I still have at least one more revision before giving it to my editor in January, but new eyes help my eyes work better.
So, I’ve spent this week doing all sorts of things I put off. Because the things I procrastinate tend to have to do with technology, I have been on a slow descent into hell. A sample, and you may laugh AT me, because there’s no laughing WITH me: