Weekend wrap-up

Weekend Wrap-Up

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Here’s what happened in my life over the past week:

  • I made an interesting discovery this week as to why SEO sites have been giving me some strange feedback. They’ve been telling me that an emerging blogger post by Breathing With A Noose has been doing very well for the search term “breahting with a noose”. Also, for the post Do You Reblog?, they were telling me I should be optimizing for the term “reblop.” I couldn’t figure out why they were so keen that I be making typos…. until I Googled the terms this week. Reblop is a porn channel on Youtube; I just recently learned from Josh Shea’s book Porn and the Pandemic that such a thing actually exists. And “breahting with a noose” is an intentional typo used for BDSM porn. It’s rather fascinating that major SEO sites like SEMRush are telling me to lean into the porn. Thanks, but no thanks.
  • It turns out that a major maintenance project that my building has coming up is looking like it could cost $7 million rather than the $2.5 million estimate the strata had previously been working with. That’s going to mean some hefty special assessment levies over the next few years. Oh, the joys of home ownership.
  • My head is particularly mashed potato-y this week. And physically I’m so slowed down that it’s hard to move. A couple of time I was talking to receptionists at my doctor’s office and that took a lot of spoons.
  • Four days in a row this week, I got email invitations from the same person to follow their blog. After invite #3, I decided to take a look to see what this person’s deal was, and this blog has a fascinating pattern. They’ve got 300 some-odd followers, but they get 60 likes a post. I wouldn’t have thought inviting random people to be followers would be very successful, but I guess it’s working for this person.
  • Butternut Doofus managed to slide off the bed again while attempting to get closer to the girls’ cage. He was giving me the stink eye and wasn’t coming out from under the bed, even when I tried using Chloe to lure him out. Eventually it was celery that succeeded.
Peanut potato the guinea pig
Peanut potato

How has your week been?

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31 thoughts on “Weekend Wrap-Up”

  1. I am feeling tired more than than rest of the week gone, since getting up this morning, that it shows, as my neighbour spotted I looked tired. But my weekend plans continue as I plan to.

    With exception of work I seen mum and I seen my friend, who gave me a lift home from work, with being in the area and had a cuppa and chat, before he went home.

  2. I am sorry to hear you are struggling with mashed potato brain and being physically slow this week. You must have a lot of internal strength and self belief to keep on keeping on. Made me laugh about the recommendations for porn terms. Keep it clean Ashley! Your piggie is so cute. I might posts some more photos of my little friend soon. X

  3. Awwww, little guinea piggie is up to no good! Silly guinea!!

    I’ve had a terrible week. I’m not sure why, but historically, August seems very difficult for me. It doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, since I love summer and crave the heat of summer all winter long. Here it is! And yet August just always seems to derail me. I do have a funny story about that, though.

    This has happened during two consecutive and recent Augusts (not sure which ones). I’ll be in a total meltdown funk, unable to cope with life, and Mr. Kitty will come to the rescue with a squirming mouse in his mouth. I’ll shriek like I’m on fire and run for safety. Now, I know that little kitty was doing it to nourish me. One of those Augusts, I was starving, but I was too emotional to feed myself, so little Mr. Kitty was bringing me some fresh (very fresh) food. As much as I appreciate the sentiment, I think he’s finally learned that it only makes things worse! ๐Ÿ˜€ Like, I can’t even imitate the level of screaming that commences, like oh my holy goodness. He hasn’t done it yet this year, and thank God. Right now, he’s sitting atop my printer, licking himself clean. Good kitty!

    1. I think Google tries to be helpful when it comes to typos. I know if I type something into the search bar and I make a typo, it shows results for what it thinks I was trying to say.

  4. Ha ha wonderful, who knew you were into BDSM!! I never had you pegged for that oops my bad, l meant sorry that was a bit ropey and not one to string you along, l mean that’s gotta burn right? Well not if done right, but l don’t want any friction between us but Ashley dang but l never had you tied down for that ๐Ÿ™‚

    Nice post ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. The spoon theory is soooo accurate. I have spent my life using up all my spoons before lunch and then spiralling downwards the rest of the day. Itโ€™s a really useful thing to remember when youโ€™re faced with the daily challenges of life.

  6. The SEO issue is so fascinating! I have a background in digital marketing (not my main study but a side study) and find issues like these to be so interesting! On my professional blog, I have some older posts related to Japan (I should move them over to my writing blog actually but theyโ€™re kinda cemented now I think) and some of them mention Kitsunes. Well they happen to get link backs I found out from furry communities and other communities (mental health disorders where they think theyโ€™re kitsune?) and itโ€™s honestly been a fascinating investigation into the SEO and analytics of these posts. ๐Ÿ˜…

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