You know it is a lot easier to do two things on Tuesday, than 5 on Friday and I am ALL about the efficiency. It also means the post is shorter, so I suspect everyone (OK, most everyone) is on board with my laziness disguised as being clever (which as a side note is the short summary of every note a teacher sent home with me).
1. I didn’t yet sign up for the Leesburg 20K on August 15. I thought about it and I was somewhat concerned that I would regret it given that my last August 20K made the list of worst races for me (link Here if you want to refresh your memory or just enjoy reading about my crushing failures (well running related ones anyway)). Of course some of the races I am thinking about are even dumber than that idea, so I hope by this time next week a plan will be in place that maximizes results and minimizes dumbness. Probably though, it is more of a results/dumbness optimization problem. No matter the math, I need to determine the plan.
2. The results from the Friday Five questions for you from a 1 1/2 weeks ago have been tallied.
A. Most people said they looked at the alt text for the pictures. Since I ran a contest in the alt text for free dinner and nobody responded, I am not sure if anyone really is reading it, but I have gone back to filling something out at least some of the time because it can be amusing to me. As an added bonus, if anyone seeing impaired does chance upon this site, they hopefully will get a good laugh (if you really want to see the alt text you have to pull up the page’s html code or have special SW, and although I like to think my alt text is funny, it isn’t so funny as to justify bringing up html).
B. It was pretty evenly split on the reading tags and categories, but since I pointed it out, more people are reading them, so I will keep doing it (they are at the very bottom of the post in case you are curious).
C. A few people would like it if commenting was easier on the site and if the comments were better displayed. I am considering a site re-design to make the site look like it wasn’t being run by a three year old with ADHD. It would cost either time or money and I don’t see it happening in the next few months, but if this blog becomes a longer term effort, I could see a site revamp being worth it and I will certainly improve the commenting capability.
D. Everyone seems OK with my switching between the serious and not so serious with no warning. That, or no one takes any of it seriously which is OK too.
E. The Selfie vote was 2 for, 1 against, 1 death threat (which really is a no vote in my mind (and no, the death threat wasn’t serious)). So I will continue to ponder that one. I do realize that is hinders the connection between the me and you, but since this basically a humor blog disguised as a running blog, I am not sure to the degree it matters as long as I am not too worried about my blog stats. Yes, selfies (even of old average looking dudes like me) help drive up traffic because it helps connect and build trust between the reader and the blogger (so I have been told). This is a long winded way of saying jury is out on selfies (side note, does anyone use the term “short winded”). I suspect the selfie is a fight I will lose in the end, but I am not ready to give up just yet (that statement is reason #49 of why I am not a motivational speaker).
Canadian trivia: The current Canadian flag was adopted in 1965. It is one of the few things older than I am.
Thanks for reading.