The funny thing is this: it's not as though I haven't been writing. And it's not as though I haven't had things to write about. 2010 was a year that had a lot going on in it for me (and here, just for now, let's pretend that the last sentence was vaguely grammatical). But the fact is that my perfectionism often gets the better of me, to the extent that if I find that I don't have the time to do something right, I tend to avoid doing it at all.
No more, though. Let's try this out for a bit, and see what happens.
The thing about organizing your feeds in an app like Pulse is that, if you're like me and have carelessly filled up all of the slots *before* deciding that you'd like to organise the five available columns of entries according to your own peculiar tastes, the task becomes rather more of a mind-cuss than it should be.
Example: do you remember, if you are of a certain age, the square puzzles with a single piece missing, locked in a grid so that the only way to solve the puzzle was to slide pieces around each other, in seemingly more chaotic patterns, until you were finally able to make up the image of a monkey, or whatever? Well,that much the same as organizing feeds in Pulse when you've filled up eleven of your available twelve slots in each of the five columns, and then decide that you want to undertake a wholesale move of every entry. And as I hated those bloody little puzzles as a child in the 70s, moving things in Pulse made me feel the same way.
The cheat, I then remembered, was to pop out the puzzle pieces and to click them back into place in the right order. Or, in the modern metaphor, to delete blogs that I realized I'd never bloody read anyway, and pare back to the core. There. Job done. Blog consumption happiness achieved, ghost of childhood frustrations, defeated, ridiculously First World sort of not-problem, solved.
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