Saturday, February 28, 2015

General Housekeeping

So, I suck at housekeeping. Of any kind. My home, my email inbox, my blog, my car, my hard drive, my mind -- it all needs help and organization.

I recently switched moderation off of comments after realizing the process required to submit a non-anonymous comment was ridiculous. Then I went weeks thinking no one was commenting, because blogger doesn't send notifications now that moderation is off, and I'm not going to check my own blog 500 times a day (not that I'm getting 500 comments a day...or 5, but still, that's how often I'd check if I did check) so I've been ignoring everyone and missing everything. Sorry about that!

This is undeniable evidence that I need to switch to a different blogging platform, a chore I've been meaning to accomplish for at least two years. Admitting that is kind of like putting it on the official "to do" list -- which isn't an indicator that it will happen any sooner but at least it's on a list now.

The Woman I Want To Be makes enough money to secretly hire a housekeeper to come twice a month and she doesn't tell her husband. Maybe she also has a personal assistant to organize her email, blog and hard drive. And a pool boy. And a pool.

And more jobs to afford it all.

It's all on the list.

5 comments:

Caitlin A said...

If you want to hold off switching platforms you should get Disqus commenting. Sends you an email every time you get a message or a reply. I don't think people need a Disqus username to comment either.

Nova said...

I second Disqus, I've been using it for years and it's really user friendly.

Ashley McCann said...

Awesome! This is something I can use in conjunction with blogger? Because I use wordpress for work and I honestly don't love it either. Blogger works fine for my bare bones needs, but this commenting thing is nuts.

Sasha said...

Remember that chick who tweeted us that she could be our virtual assistant? This was back when we discussed being Phone Phobes. Maybe we should both hire her!

Ashley McCann said...

Sasha, I've had two more pursuing me lately. I really like one of them but doubt she would work for free, which is all that I can afford...