Hold onto your hats because I’m going to try the NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) challenge. The goal is to try to write a post every single day for the month. There isn’t a theme and it can be totally random stuff – it’s just to help get into the habit of posting often. I admit that I create tons of posts that never get typed or written down. It’s become a bad habit and this challenge came at a good time to train myself to do a better job with the blog. You’re forewarned. A peek into my daily mind can be frightening and it’s definitely not for those that prefer a direct path. *laugh* A wonderful side effect to my illness is that the hamster wheel in my mind seldom ever stops going and more often than not there’s more than one wheel swirling. One of my best friends is really awesome at being able to hold conversations with me with multiple topics going at the same time (thank you for that Ma’am! It’s one of the few times I can let loose.). Very few people have this ability and it can be overwhelming. I’m being super honest and feeling a bit nekkid talking about it, since many people have made unflattering comments about how difficult it is to follow my train of thought or my habit of juggling several topics. Self censoring will stop for thirty days. Prepare yourself to travel down some unpredictable, amusing, and sometimes downright odd paths for the next month. *grin*
First up is actually business related. Today I took down a lot of scents from my website. I worked on inventory a few weeks ago, but put the last of it on hold while my aunt was visiting from The Sunshine State, and I finally took the plunge and finished it up. I had some expired FOs and EOs, but mostly it was just scents that no one ever expressed an interest in. It’s rather odd how attached I can get to these silly scents. I learned an interesting life lesson while doing inventory, too. When Citronella turns it has the ability to make you gag until you nearly vomit, just from a little whiff. Impressive. I kind of wonder if maybe that’s what it’s like for mosquitos. Maybe instead of being a repellant it’s actually just rancid to them and they fly off to puke their brains out. Serves the little (okay censoring that) right…Anyway, lesson learned. I’ll get some more next Spring, but for now, it’s removed from my site because I have no desire to smell it for a long time. Lol.
I’m debating trying another poll (maybe I’ll actually get a few participants this round *grin*) to see what FOs to keep around that haven’t sold but are still good. I couldn’t bring myself to nix all of the non sellers, because some smell so good. Plus, polls are fun IMO.
I have some ideas I’m stewing on for products to offer for the holidays, but I figure I better save some stuff for later in the ninth, so there is more than one post that’s actually business related. In light of that I’m signing off for the night, so happy pampering and you’ll hear from me again in a few hours. 😉