Rinse. Lather. Repeat. (My Best Thinking Happens in the Shower)

by SomeGirl on February 13, 2010 · 8 comments

It’s true… I do my best thinking in the shower and since I’ve been hunkered down under a blanket next to a box of kleenexes since Thursday afternoon I’ve not done much thinking (or showering… gross). Anyway, I’m back now! As soon as the warm water hit my head my brain went into gear… and, as usual, I started thinking about this blog… the purpose for it, the problems with it, the joy and obsession that comes from having it. And then it hit me (which seems to be common place for things to hit me and not just come about slowly): I need to stop thinking of a blog as a potential money making venture and start thinking of it as a way to keep myself on track toward living and loving intentionally. To live out the scripture “… let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.” 1 John 3:18

I admit I’ve been too obsessed with the proposition of making money with my blog (sorry about that, but it’s true… and this is a place where truth is spoken in love). I know I’m not the only one. I’ve had dreams of having the advertising income from this site pay for our next adoption, if there is to be one. (I’ll tell you more about the adoption of our boys soon).

I’ve spent too much time surfing the internet, googling (googleing, google-ing… hmmm) searching the phrase, “How to get more traffic to your site” and “ways to search engine optimize.” And I’ve spent WAY too much time looking at my visitor stats, f5-ing all too often.

So, for the love of my family, my husband, my children and myself I am turning over a new leaf! I am committing to no longer be concerned about who reads my posts, how long they spend on each page or what search phrase got them here. I am SO glad you’re here! And I’d love to have you come back and join in the journey of living and loving intentionally with me, but I have to take some drastic measures… I am deactivating my visitor stats plugin and getting rid of my sitemeter.

From now on, I’m posting the thoughts that come into my recovering perfectionist mom head about living intentionally to show love to family, children, God, friends, spouse, self, and one another. (Hey, I said I’d give up watching the stats and obsessing, didn’t say I wouldn’t plug a few lines in to search engine optimize, did I? lol)

Now, I’m off to deactivate plugins, bleach the house down, do some laundry and not, I repeat not, wonder who’s online reading this! (But, I’m really glad you are!) ♥

Love,

♥ Michelle (aka SomeGirl)

photo from here

{ 8 comments }

Billy Williams

Good post. I have a sitemeter on my blog and I am thinking of taking it off. It would be better for me to just write and trust that God, not Google, will send the people He wants to read it…if he sends anyone at all. That being said, keep writing, I am reading.

SomeGirl

Thanks, Billy! It’s nice to know I’m not alone out here in BlogWorld! :) May we spur one another on toward love and good deeds (and trust) with our blogs. And whatever we do, in word (blogging) or in deed, may we do it all for the glory of God. I’m looking forward to your next blog post! :)

Elisabeth

Oh Some Girl, post one and I already love it :)
Have to get back to reading…

Some Girl

I’m SO glad you were here!

Betsy Henry zen-mama.com

Hi Michelle,
that’s so funny! I started out with google adsense and some other great ideas…then I took most of it off after they started putting horrible ads on! Now I’m doing it for the love of writing (and maybe to sell a few of my books! :>) ) Start blogging for the love of it and I’ll bet the money eventually comes!

But I still love sitemeter! Because I can’t believe that so many people all over want to come to zen-mama.com (Can you come visit, too?)

Keep on blogging and I’ll visit again soon!
Betsy

Some Girl

Thanks, Betsy! I just visited your site. I can tell why people from all over want to go there… You’ve got great information to share! I know I’ll be stopping by regularly. :)

JamieAnne

There are plug in that tell you how many people viewed your blog and what pages? Srsly?

Never mind…I don’t wanna obsess.

Some Girl

Yeah, it’s crazy how much you can find out about visitors. And crazy how obsessive you [I] can get about checking stats!

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