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my own blog rules

I've been maintaining this blog for (close to? more than?) two years. I'm obviously not keeping track of time. The blog is not exactly what I thought it would be, but it's been an amazing tool for tracking my progress and that's the most important thing. It keeps me honest and accountable. It probably keeps you asleep - if you even read it anymore. I don't care really, I stopped watching the stats almost immediately.

And I've come up with a few rules and here's three:

1. Stop clicking on free stuff. Maybe even stop following blogs that offer free stuff. Thanks to a couple of thoughtless keystrokes I now get a spam phone call each night, and at least a couple of spam snail-mails each week. Good thing I'll be moving and leaving my landline in the spring but in the meantime ...

2. I've stopped following almost all blogs that don't offer a full blog post in their feed. I follow way too many blogs now and rarely click on them individually unless I know them personally or I'm compelled to comment, which isn't often (sorry). I just don't have that much time, and I'm not a pro-blogger. If you didn't know, there's an option somewhere around here which allows you to post your entire blog post into the feed, so I can enjoy it in my reader without having to individually click each blog. If you haven't set this up because you're intentionally trying to get me to click on you, sorry. Goodbye.

3. I added something to my sidebar that (I thought) explicitly stated that I'm not accepting links, swaps, guest posts, etc. yet I'm still getting emails a few times a week. Now I'm being a hypocrite because I'm assuming these vultures folks have actually looked at my blog before contacting me, and if they did, and could read, would see that I don't want to be contacted for sales at this time. This isn't written in stone, and there might be a time in the future when I will take the message down and accept the attention, but right now with my kid and my job and my sweetheart I just don't have time to do more than I do with the blog. Or I don't make the time. Whatever. I also have a facebook and a twitter and a livejournal and a tumblr to maintain so I just don't do as much around here as I could. Which reminds me, I was going to start using my flickr again ...

Thanks for reading.

Seriously, Karissa ;)


  1. Here's my two cents for what it's worth - you should be able to do whatever the heck you want on your own blog!
    ps - how on earth did you manage to get a MC with .99% interest??

  2. Hi Jane! It's a balance transfer promo, and it runs out in January. Luckily, my other MC also has a .99% balance transfer option, so I'll move about half of the funds over in a couple of weeks (lower limit on that card).


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