|Arlee Bird promoting A to Z Challenge at Mt. Rushmore|
Finally! I'm back from one of my longest vacations ever. It's been a great summer for me and my wife. We've spanned the United States from coast to coast and seen plenty of the wonderful sights this country has to offer. We've also enjoyed the company of family members and friends whom we don't get to see enough.
Now, coming back to the usual routine of our most-of-the-year life, it's time once again for me to reassess my life and everything in it. One of the first things I'm going to be tackling is my subscriptions to a number of Wordpress blogs that I've followed over the years. There are many that I regularly read and comment on and they never seem to acknowledge the existence of my blogs. I've already begun unsubscribing to many of those.
Don't get me wrong, there are a number of Wordpress bloggers who have seemed to figure out how to cross comment on my Blogger platform and those will stay on my list. I appreciate the support of the Battle of the Band bloggers 'Curious as a Cathy', Sound of One Hand Typing, The Doglady's Den, Angel's Bark as well as a few other WP bloggers who regularly comment at Tossing It Out or Wrote By Rote. I'm not dropping any of these bloggers and I hope we continue to have long meaningful relationships in the years to come.
Maybe I'm being a bit petty about this, but my time is as valuable as anyone else's and even if I'm just taking a few seconds to delete notifications from my email it all adds up. I need to start restructuring my time better and it's going to start with certain blogs. No point in reading some of those blogs or leaving comments that never get reciprocated. My comments on those blogs might get answered in some instances, but I'd appreciate some of those bloggers just letting me know that I mean something to them beyond my visiting their blogs.
Sorry for this bit of nonsense, but it's been bugging me. It's time to do something about it--again. If you have a Wordpress blog and feel that I might unjustifiably unsubscribe from your blog, please leave me a comment below so I know you are out there and what your thoughts are about my current course of action.
Bodang Buck Results
Since I have a history with this McGuinness Flint tune from having owned the album back in the 70's (and still having it in my collection), their version has been ingrained in my mind. The McGuinness Flint album is a long time favorite of mine. It has some fine tunes and the band has a good sound. So that's where my vote goes. Jonny Young Four did a great job with the song, but I prefer the instrumentation and subtler vocals of the Flint version.
Final Voting Results:
Jonny Young Four 10
McGuinness Flint 14
My next Battle of the Bands post will be on Tuesday September 1 and will be combined with that month's Insecure Writer's Support Group post. However I'll have at least one post next week so I hope you stop by for that or those whichever the case may be.
Does anyone else share my frustration about bloggers who won't cross blogging platforms to leave comments? If you've ever unsubscribed from a blog, why did you do it? How was your summer?