Me. Sunnies. Sort of Duck Face.

Today I left the house. Instead of curling into a ball on my couch feeling worse by the minute I decided, stuff it, I’m going OUTSIDE. So I packed my laptop and set off to my Gloria Jeans office and set up camp. The crazy people trying to secure the last of their Easter groceries and taking advantage of the last shopping day until Monday {gasp! Oh, wait, that happens every week here people, calm down!} get my blood pumping and I’m alive again. Nothing like a battle over a parking space to make you feel alive, don’t you think?

So I sit here, with my full laptop rather than the iPad because today is the day that I finish the text for my first ever eBook. Or that’s what I’m telling myself anyway. I’m going to write the intro texts for each of the sections and get them sent off to Sass. I am going to win the oh my gawd, I’ve been writign an eBook for a million years and keep scrapping it to start again. I assume that this, to a MUCH lesser degree, is what writing a novel looks like. A bad one, about blog designs. But you get the point.

I’m drinking my third coffee for the day and things are starting to go a bit down hill around here. I’ve started randomly staring off into space at strangers and have convinced myself at least three of the people I have seen so far are long lost friends or relatives. Or that this one lady must read my blog because she is wearing her blue autograph tunic in exactly the same way I wore mine to the Say Hello Workshop. Because I invented the belted tunic over leggings look. Of course.

Do you get the feeling that this post is about nothing? I do. I think almost 200 episodes of Friends has rotted my brain and rendered me incapable of speaking about anything important. But then I remember I slept 20 of yesterdays 24 hours and realise I have n0thing important to write about. unless cold and flu relief is of interest to you? Let me know. I’m an expert now. Mostly in the home remedy department. Vodka, lime and soda department and ciggies for a sore throat.

So here I am. Sitting here. Wondering if this post really even needs to be published. But I’m thinking it does. Random ramblings MUST be the category. Because let’s face it, it doesn’t really fit anywhere else around here. Speaking of categories, how many do you have on your blog? Someone suggested it should be less than 10. 7 being optimal. I have like 40. Do you think this is a problem? I’ve been wondering for ages about this. Wondering if a clean up and clear out is in order.

Actually. I think I need to get out more.

  • stinkb0mb

    bahahahahaha *love* this post!!

    sometimes you just need to indulge in some word vomit and once you do you immediately start to feel better!! as for catergories, i’m not sure how many i have on my blog, in fact i don’t even know if i categorise properly – i just normally write my blog post and then put roughly match words that best describe it below!!

    and ciggies? you smoke?


    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Nope, I don’t. But I did. And I swear by beer with lime & ciggies to cure a sore throat. 😉

      Thanks! I’m glad you enjoyed it.

      • stinkb0mb

        hmmm really? will file that away for next time i’m feeling under the weather with a sore throat – it’s the one part of a cold i HATE with a passion!!

        hope you feel better soon gorgeous


        • Melissa Walker Horn

          Thanks lovely, you too. 😀

  • Oh you poor thing, get better soon! I read somewhere no more than 25 categories, I have more than that so I’m in the process of cleaning it all up 🙂

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Thank you! 

      I have millions, and all of them seem useful. I’m not sure how I would go about cutting them down. BUT good luck to you though. 

  • sydneyshopgirl

    Writing posts about random ramblings is something I personally excel at.  They are strangely therapeutic!

    Now get out there and enjoy the rest of this loooooonnnngggg weekend.

    SSG xxx

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Indeed you DO! 

      I plan to! I’m packing our stuff for a sleep over at a friends house that has a pool and a big comfy bed. Hubby and I are treating it like a b&b. Haha. We’re SUCH great friends. 😉 

  • Its the posts like these that give a blog the personal touch, I think! it gave me a laugh 🙂 Hope your feeling better soon, and Happy Easter

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      I think so too. Randomly posting stuff makes the blog world go around. 

  • Rachel from Redcliffe Style

    I totally get this, and rambling are definitely a post. I hope you achieved what you hoped to. Rachel x

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Thanks Rachel, I got SOME stuff done. Then went out to a friends house for dinner and some wine. A perfect remedy. Haha. 

  • 200 episodes of Friends??
    Ye Gods woman!!
    Watch some Big Bang Theory and snap out of the funk!

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      HA! That’s what Hubby says. Except the Big Bang Theory thing. He doesn’t like that show either {he has REALLY bad taste in TV, obviously}. 

  • Modernmummymayhem

    Lol toooooo funny. Looking forward to reading your ebook though..but until you finish it the randomness is great!!

    Categories…?? Geeze I am such a newbie I just seem to have that newbie verbal diarrhea thing going on and haven’t really gotten any categories as such.

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Thanks! I look forward to finishing it. 

      Wait, that’s my advice. Add categories later. It’s so much easier than having to cut them back.