So when I redesigned this here blog I put that little poll up on the right. See it? The one that asks how you feel about the re-design?
Well, as it turns out that little poll has been both a highlight and a lowlight of my days. I mean, I’ve loved seeing that people are voting. (Who doesn’t like positive feedback?)
(A hearty, “thank you” to all who have voted. Muchisimas gracias.)
However… I’m not going to tell a lie… I’m not sure how I feel that seven of you don’t like the blog.
Ask Craig. For the past several weeks I’ve continued to ask him, “Did you see that 3 people don’t like my blog look? Did you see that 5 people don’t like it now? CRAIG – I’m UP TO SEVEN HATERS.”
What’s wrong with me?! Why does it matter if the look of Two Pretzels isn’t appreciated by all of my readers? It might so happen that I have male readers who don’t necessarily like flowers and lettuce. (I get that.) AND, it’s not like your’e saying you hate the BLOG – you just don’t prefer the look.
I’ve been thinking about this off and on now for about 22 days [insert additional smile] and I think it comes down to the simple fact that no matter who we are, we all really have a desire to be accepted. To be liked. To be loved.
I think the other lesson here is that we’re all different. We all operate differently.
I mean, some of us fixate/over-analyze and make mountains out of mole hills…
P.S. I can safely say that I do not see it as a personal attack if you, dear reader, do not prefer my current blogger layout. Now, if I put a poll up and ask you if you think my dog is cute and you say, “No” – why then it will come down to immediate fisticuffs. I’ll find you through my google analytics and come to your door to confront you with at least 4,500 photos of Ferg. If you still deny her cuteness, it may get violent.
P.S. THANK YOU to all of you who voted in the poll thus giving me additional blog fodder. 🙂 You’re appreciated.