Found Smiles

It’s that time of year, winter coats are packed away, and windows are opened. Grass thinks about turning green, buds pop out on trees, and bicycles appear on sidewalks.

Everything feels bright, fresh—and your blog? Uh…yeah, that’s what I thought. Don’t worry Hugh’s got you covered. If you haven’t read his post, 21 Ways to Spring Clean Your Blog, check it out here.

As per Hugh’s suggestion #12, I waded through my old posts, and trashed everything from my first year on WordPress, except…the answers to one of those blog award questions. You remember, the Tell Us 5 Things About Yourself request?

Reading those answers now, after five years, some of them still true, some not
—Found Smiles.

Sharing the nostalgia and hopefully, the smiles…

  1. I’m 4’10”—if I’m having a wild hair day.
  2. I’ve taken years of classes in French and Spanish, and still can’t speak either of them.
  3. I can’t remember song lyrics anymore, and that seriously screws up my shower renditions.
  4. I say, “Hi” to dogs when I pass them on the street.
  5. I love to go—anywhere. Give me ten minutes to pack a bag and I’m on the plane. (If you think it takes me ten minutes to pack, I’ve got bridge in New York I want to sell you.)

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13 thoughts on “Found Smiles

  1. Song lyrics are about the only things I can remember. In fact, the reason I can’t remember anything new is that I have a brain full of song lyrics. I can’t memorize new phone numbers anymore, but name a Monkees song, and I can sing it.

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  2. Curiously, I’ve made many of the changes Hugh suggested — but they were only to please me. The “traffic” on my site is minimal and most of my frequent visitors have disappeared over the past year.

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      1. Hugh is much more successful than me, but I suspect he invests far more time in blogging than I’m willing to do. And there’s not a big audience for poetry in general on WP; even less for mine specifically.

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      2. Hugh’s also good with twitter, I’m not.
        I’ve seen some Haiku around on WP, but not a lot of poetry, no.
        I just checked your blog, read some of the poems I’d missed—keep doing what you’re doing 🙂

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  3. Hi Aimer, thanks so much for the mention. Not sure why, but no pingback notifications came through. Good to hear you’ve been doing some housework with the blog. It always makes me feel better when I do it. I’ve been clearing and fixing stuff on my blog over this weekend. Seemed like a good time to do what with the world of blogging being rather quiet during Easter.

    Happy Easter. 🐣

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