Thanks for popping in today. It was good to be back at Clarity this morning – Pedal to the metal here! Jayne, lovely Jayne aka Head of TV Dispatch, was so funny. As soon as I walked in, instead of the usual loveliness, all I got was “YOU!! What have you done ?!?!?!!?”
“Don’t worry, Jayne”, I said, “we can go to the NEC next week, for a rest!!”
What she really means is that she’s really grateful for all the orders and she loves packing nibs and pens. She just gets a little fraut when she has to count the little nibs out and put them in the little packs, don’t you Jayne…
Remember I said yesterday evening that the Blog was playing up, and that I couldn’t get in to post? Well, imagine my delight when I eventually did get in, only to find that all my blog score ranking for the last year has been erased – and I’m back near the bottom again.
Ah well. Whatever. I’ve been stuck in 6th place on the ranking for years. Never could move beyond that slot, but was fine with that. There are huge website blogs out there which have a much wider reach. But now the gremlins have shunted me to the back. There you go. You write and post every day, authentically, you don’t add ads to make money, you write a pure blog – and snake and ladders – there you go. I wonder how long it will take to climb back up…
Maybe if I write a few of those incendiary blogs which get people fired up. But no. Let’s do this quietly and patiently. Main thing is I CAN BLOG. I find writing quite liberating, quite clarifying at the moment. It helps me get all those jumbled thoughts in order. Helps me rifle through the many issues and things which require action. Or at least a reaction. Or no response in fact. So whether I am in 6th place or 96th place – who really cares?
The secret is to keep calm and carry on, isn’t it. To let it go if it’s not important. And this certainly isn’t. Might jar my ego a tad, but that’s all. Ego needs jarring then! Sometimes, when I step back and watch the games that people are playing in this craft arena, it makes me sad. And angry. But there we have it. People, Places and Things – can’t control any of them.
So I choose to stay in my lane, keep my side of the street clean, stick to my principles and never tire of doing the next right thing.
Have a great weekend ! We are meeting friends for a meal tonight. I think I shall start with dessert…
Love & Hugs,