Used to count the days

7 years of blogging completed today, well according to the notification that I received from WordPress.

There would have been a time when I was focused on the days, especially as I started to do daily blogs about 4-5 years ago. I would know exactly how many continuous days I had completed.

Then I said ‘Why am I doing this?’. If it was for completing ticks in a box of continuous days of blogging, then I should stop, if it is because it makes a difference to me, and perhaps others, then I could choose to continue.

I used to count the days, views, likes and any other stat, now I do this because it brings me joy, even if no one read it, I would carry on. It does enable me to share things that matter to me with others who may well appreciate them too.

To all, thank you for taking the time to stop by and read.

Do it as you go

Today’s blog is a simple life tip.

Deal with things as you go along.

I decided to sort out 20 years of home filing today.

I spent hours recycling, then an hour with the shredder, then when that kept over heating, the sensitive stuff had to go one page at a time onto the bbq.

Three bank accounts, 5 different utility bills, phone bills, council tax statements, pensions, ISAs and so on, for 20 years.

Never again.

Open the post, decide to keep or recycle/shred. Repeat everytime post arrives. Once every 6 months clear the file and repeat.

Amazing at any age you keep learning new lessons.

Just keep the absolute minimum of anything.