Why is making decisions so excruciating for me? Picking a new background was the worst! I picked the last one because it was one of 7 I could choose from, there weren’t that many choices and I really didn’t think I would be blogging very long anyway. But here I am coming up on two years and I really needed a change but what to do?
Do I pick another basic blogger template? BORING!! Do I get a cutsie one that looks like a scrapbook page? Not really me. How about hiring someone to design one for me? Again, not really me because I would actually have to shell out cash for that. I could try and design one on my own. I tried it . . . let us never speak of it again. So what I am left with is to pick one of the zillion free templates out on the net. To be honest this is actually the most painful option for me because now I have to start all over again with the decision making.
Click click click . . .Ooo! Strawberries, that’s cute, what else is there? Click click click . . . Oooo! Blue ethereal sky! I like that one. But maybe there is a better one; I’m going to keep looking. Ooo! That one is nice . . . wait, is that the same one I just looked at? Back click, back click, back click . . . nope different ethereal sky, well, at least I’m consistent.
Half an hour later . . . click click click click . . . Oooo! Red Japanese umbrellas! I really like that, I wonder if I could get a print like that for the entry. Click over to art.com. Another half an hour later still at art.com but looking at pictures of sporting events . . . Wait! I’m looking for blog skins! Focus Rachel! Click back to Free Blog Templates R Us. Click click click . . . another half an hour goes by filled with ethereal skies and pictures of red things.
Repeat 1000 times.
Me “Robin, come and pick a blog for me.”
Robin (from the other room) “Pick your own, mom, I’m watching the office.”
A couple of days later I found some cute ones. They were a little cartoonier than I normally like but I was so sick of looking. I picked one.
Me “Robin, come and tell me this one is cute.”
Robin “That’s cute mom but it doesn’t really seem like you.”
I’m not getting up until I pick one! Click click click . . . Strawberries (yes, the same strawberries from days and days ago.) I like strawberries, I eat strawberries, I like the color of strawberries. Strawberries it is!!
Me "Pauly, I can't get this to install will you come and help me."
Pauly "Mom, you just follow the instructions."
Click click click, it’s almost installed. A quick phone call to Jared to make sure I'm not going to lose the last two years of the only journal I am keeping.
Jared “You won’t lose it.”
Me “Whew! Thanks Jared! Have fun snow caving!”
Click and save! Done!
Wait a minute! I’m not going to be happy with this in October am I?