Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Blogrush? No thanks!

So, I have decided to remove the Blogrush widget from my blog. This piece of junk earned me maybe 5 clicks since the day I integrated it into HuntingtheMuse. Some people may be happy with whatever might come their way and choose to rejoice about the additional 5 visits. Not me.

If you figure that programs like these actually benefit from having their widgets on blogs and then figure your own rate of return, is it worth the clutter? One might argue that to make Blogrush work for you, you should post about how great it is as a blog promotion tool and encourage people to sign up through your widget. Are you kidding me? That's just not compatible with who I am or what I'm interested in.

What am I interested in? Well, writing of course! But it's been hard to write lately with all the hours I've been putting in at work. I had 29 hours of overtime last week and another 7 just last night. The rest of the week looks slated to be around the same. Welcome to Summer, right?

I need to write a short story before July 30th. That sounds pretty easy but I've still got the family and projects in my yard to look after. We've been trying to do more fun things to compensate for the extra work, so far it's helped a lot. The extra hours haven't been quite as stressful as I first expected, either. Which is quite surprising. But I am still tired and mentally drained by the end of the week. I'll just have to try to work through it and see what I can get.

Bottom line: I'm workin' my butt off here, Blogrush, no free lunch! You're outta here!

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