Monday, February 23, 2009
If I look at another help wanted listing I'm going to throw up
Okay...I'm taking myself back to my happy place now.
Not really, but lets play pretend, shall we?
Besides, I'm not really up to rehashing the 'discussion' Shad and I just had about our yucky health insurance and about how I'm tired of evaluating each of our kids on whether they're sick enough to make it worth our while to take them to the doctor...
And how crummy it is for an employer to lure us all the way out here to Grab-Your-Lasso with the promise of 'health insurance for the whole family' only to find out their idea of paying for 'insurance' means get it as cheap as you can and don't worry about whether it does the family any good...
And how it would save the employer a WHOLE lot of money if they would just pay us and forget about this crap...
And how I feel like I'm paddling upstream, without a paddle...or a raft...a life vest...or even a swimming suit...every time I start looking at the bills.
Or how sick I am about leaving our house in Kansas empty...and every time I think about the four bedrooms and huge yard we had there I get weepy...
And how I really just feel like crawling in a hole with my resume and never coming out again after the job fiasco of last week...
And how if I look at another help wanted listing I'm going to throw up. Literally.
I just don't want to talk about it.
Besides...I'm sure its just PMS.
By now I'm sure you've noticed all the changes I've been making to Sunflower Seeds.
There was no real reason for it, honestly. I was just bored and wanted to change the look.
Okay...that's only half true. After last week's job farce, I seriously considered taking ads on this blog because I need to make money somehow. Even if its just a few bucks.
But I'm starting to have some second thoughts about it...and I need your honest opinions. So I have a million questions for you...and I need a million and one answers.
I've put an opinion poll up on the look of the blog. Do you like the new look or does it make it less personal? Does it make it more appealing...or more confusing? Check out the sidebar to cast your ballot. PLEASE vote...even if you don't comment. Although I'd really like to have your more specific comments.
What do you think about reinstating my blog log? I have some new blogs that I have found on the sidebar that I think are really interesting...but they're not adoption related. I'd love to have an adoption blog log as well. It would be really cute if I could get buttons from everyone...although I know that's not realistic (although I'd be more than happy to make a button for you! :) But I could add a list to the sidebar again.
What do you think?
What are your honest opinions on the whole advertising thing? My writing wouldn't be changing (for better or worse). I won't be writing reviews for pay or anything like that. This would be strictly ads along the rails...and hopefully some people would click through for me. What do you think?
Are you getting anything out of my blog at all? I mean, is it serving a purpose...really? I fell like I've been disconnected from the international adoption world. And not by choice. For some reason I don't feel like my blog is connecting with people who are in the adoption process...probably because we're not there ourselves right now.
Well, that and I lost three Sunflower Seeds followers, one DIYer and another Sage Brush reader this morning and I'm feeling like I've been dumped.
I haven't felt like this since high school.
I don't know...
I'm feeling a bit discombobulated lately (I love that word) about my blogging and I'm needing some feedback.
So have at it.
The comment lines are open.
I want your blogging critique.
As always, I ask that you be honest...but nice.
I could really use nice right now.