I’m a terrible procrastinator. Heck, I’ve even put off writing this post for *blush* weeks.
We have a saying in the restaurant industry, front of house, at least, that has a broad application in life:
Full hands in, full hands out.
You look at that and say, Duh, Heather, that’s obvious. Of course my house would be cleaner if I picked up things that need to be put away whenever I walked by.
Okay, so is your house perfect? Oh it is? Here’s a gold star. The rest of you, instead of being snarky, how about giving it an actual try?
One of my favorite, in a special little snowflake kind of way, negative reviews of my book, was the one where someone said something to the point of, “You can find this information on the Internet.”
Because it’s not like the book was based on a website or anything. . .
My other absolute favorite negative review (and this one deserves to be quoted verbatim):
All this book did was tell you how to clean your house, how to schedule your cleanings, info about small home repair, etc. Not very useful at all.
Obvious doesn’t mean useless and sometimes we need to be reminded of things we should have been doing all along. I know I get lazy and stop putting things away, it’s human nature.
Some of you have requested that I post a reminder of the daily chores over on the Facebook fanpage. Facebook has this thing called Edgerank where Facebook automatically decides what is important enough to show up in the stream of updates -called a feed- that you see when you’re logged in. If you want to see a brand or fan page’s updates you need to interact with the page regularly (a comment here or a like there, trust me I hate even bringing this up, it feels smarmy) or Facebook will decide you don’t care about those things and they won’t show up in your feed. Does that make sense? I can go into more detail if you need it.
Back to reader questions tomorrow and I have a stack of cookbooks to review over the next few weeks. Some of them I think you’ll really enjoy.