Here’s what happened in my life over the past week:
- I caught someone in the act, so to speak – they followed me, I took a quick peek at their site and saw that they were a mental health blog, so I followed them back a couple of minutes later… after which they promptly unfollowed me. Um, tacky much?
- It was Canadian Thanksgiving this week. I learned from my brother that our parents were in town spending the long weekend with him. He invited me over for dinner, but I really had zero desire for family fun and games. It’s hard because it’s a reminder of the contrast between my lack of connection with my family now and the good relationship I used to have with them.
- I was without my regular laptop for a few days this week because it was getting some repairs done. I have an older laptop that had water spilled on it, causing corrosion of some internal parts. It still limps along as long as it’s plugged into AC power, but it sure is huffing and puffing. I still prefer it to trying to do everything on my phone, though. I have no idea how people manage blogging just using their phone.
- I finally remembered to leave bad online reviews for the employer I stopped working for earlier this year. I didn’t do it right away because I didn’t want to be ranty about it, but then I just forgot about it. I think other nurses that might be considering working there deserve to know how unfair their way of calculating pay is. This is progress for me to wait rather than let fly with immediate ranting.
- Speaking of a review, I got a 1-star review of my new book on Amazon last weekend. I don’t take it personally, and clearly the person was looking for something other than what my book actually is. However, it does mean that my overall rating is now 3 1/2 stars (thanks to Johnzelle and Casey for the positive reviews). It may just be a coincidence, but since then I’ve had a decrease in sales driven by my ad campaign on Amazon.
- This week has felt very unproductive – not that there was anything that really needed doing, but I just didn’t get much done because I spent so much time flopping around like a stranded fish. I think I need to be a little more selective about the blog reading I do, because it can get to be so much that I don’t have much time left for other things. I really like reading blogs, so I spend loads of time doing it, but I also need to find balance.
As guests on my blog this week, I had:
- Brittany for part 2 of her emerging blogger story about manic psychosis
- Emma, who did an emerging blogger post about premenstrual dysphoric disorder
How has your week been?