I realized that I haven't really "cleaned up" my blog in a long time.
I started it back in 2005, chose a basic template theme, and just kept posting random musings -- I've fallen into a pattern of mostly writing about fatherhood, writing, about books, about bookselling and about the publishing industry.
And, of course, over the years, I have added a ton of little widgets and links in the right-hand nav area.
But I haven't really gone back to clean up or even test the links to see if they still point to something real.
I've been considering spending some time to do two things:
1) Check to see what needs to be updated and purged (at least to make the right nav area a little less messy. 2) Update the Blog (for well over a year now, Blogger has offered a "newer" or "updated" version for the blog - it would mean completely redoing the blog, and I do want to keep some of what I have in the right nav bar . . .
Of course, the time I'd need to invest in it seems substantial. Like a home renovation, I'm a bit concerned over being in that "moving furniture, patching the walls and repainting" phase for so long that I end up leaving it that way.
I suppose it's either that or keep adding to the mess (which is starting to bother me more and more) - it's funny to think about how many things in our lives are left in such a state because you first need to overcome the little things that you let get in the way of making progress.
Decisions, decisions, decisions.
On second thought, perhaps this just one of those distractions taking me away from what I was working on earlier this morning -- writing a new short story.