Thursday, April 14, 2011

a zealous pursuit of displacement activities

It's a sure sign that someone has an important piece of work with an impending deadline on the go when they start fiddling about with Blogger. I've been happily pottering with the following:

1. The new Blogger 'Popular Posts' feature, which shows the most read posts of the past week (on the sidebar to your right). It tends to display recent posts, as you'd expect, but it's good to see an occasional blast from the past rocketing senselessly up the chart.

2. The new views. The flipcard view, my favourite, is rather like meeting oneself unexpectedly in the corridor and being given too detailed a response to a polite 'how have you been?'


3. I've started replacing the blog list I mistakenly deleted a year ago. Your new post will now be available to me the joyful instant it is published. It'll also be much easier for me to click back in later to see what your sweet commentators have said and indeed undertake a second reading, the better to appreciate your more complex themes and delicate nuances, perhaps even spot a faint, initially overlooked foreshadowing of a planned repotting of your herbs.

25 comments:

  1. The blog looks fresh and lovely Mise.

    I am not sure if you've seen the little kitty face on your blogroll thumbnail, but if you haven't already you need to visit Tom.

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  2. Thank you, Chania, I nearly missed that opportunity to save a life.

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  3. Things aren't too bad yet, you're still playing. The displacement actiivty that suggests utter panic is cleaning silver. But of course, your silver is always shiny and your days serene

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  4. I just added the popular post feature too- love yours.

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  5. Speccy, how well you know my imaginary self.

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  6. The new views are a nice nifty addition.

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  7. Your blog is really nice to look at. I'll look at that 'views' feature - I didn't know about it.

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  8. I can smell the Pine Dettol, Mise!

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  9. And thank you for finding your blog list. I have just spent half an hour reading some very interesting blogs and am now 'legally half an hour past my bed time which will give me an adequate excuse for not arising at sparrow's ahem (6.15am) to drive to the pool. No - I shall wake at 7.30am and sup a very milky coffee in the sunshine instead. Far more civilised - like your flipchart
    xx

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  10. I am only in the mood for fiddling or pottering, so I appreciate your post. Your girls are so adorable in your flipcard view image. I'm not in a smiling mood at all and you've left me smiling. Thank you. I feel a little bit better now.

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  11. A gold star sticker to you Mise for sprucing up the blog environment... I must need some impending deadlines.. I am way behind in keeping up with my blogger friends..

    Have a lovely weekend.. ciao xxx Julie

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  12. Thank you for the informative post as always, Mise. Such wonderful ideas with which to potter ~ I'm bookmarking this for my next deadline.

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  13. I for one can't find the bloglist. Did you misplace it again or am I too blind to see?

    It's night in Ireland, perhaps that's it.....

    Can't see in the dark.

    xo Jane

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  14. I've been too busy to even enjoy displacement activities. You know the kind of busy? The kind where you seize up and get paralysed at the unmanageable length of the to-do list, so that nothing at all gets done, not even displacement activities? Luckily the paralysis has lifted enough for my to visit some blogs this evening, so tomorrow I have hopes that I'll be up to enjoying displacement activities once more :-)

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  15. Love the new look, of course! Far be it from me to tackle such new-ances.

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  16. All the Blogger newfangled things that come up when I try to post give me the same disorienting feeling as when the products are changed in the aisles of my local supermarket - I like the subtlety of your changes :-)
    I'm not sure if you're into awards, but I've passed one on if you're interested.
    Angela

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  17. Yes. The Art of Procrastination. Marvellous. I am increasing filled with admiration at what an expert my daughter is turning out to be at it.

    Actually, maybe admiration is not the right word for the feeling it induces in me.....

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  18. We share similar displacement activities - especially when I'm meant to be far far away from blogger altogether.
    I feel ever so important to be back on your blogroll. Look out for the herb-potting!

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  19. i'm meant to be doing stuff to my blog, instead i'm here past my bed time reading about the stuff you're doing to yours. i kind of feel like i've achieved something but with far less bother. awesome!

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  21. this is dotters friends take on displacement activites
    http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/8254/bermudatriangle.jpg

    she's a genius,
    from what i can tell, facebook is self-harming.

    don't know what to think about anything anymore....
    *clink*

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  22. Jaboopee, that Bermuda Triangle is the Whole Truth. Someone called Fuchsia was bound to come up with the goods.

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  23. Delighted to let you know, dear thing, that you are now a proud owner of a signed copy of The Lonely Beast....
    :-) xxx

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  24. Prezzie for you on my blog today :)

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You're looking particularly well.

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