So I have been attempting to be a good blogger recently and copy my reviews over to Goodreads so hopefully more people can read them and discover the amazing reviewer that I am. I always plan to do this when I write the reviews but it never happens (like so many of my brilliant plans). So the past few days I started the mega task of copying my reviews across, starting with my first ever review in August 2013.
My first review was What I Didn’t Say by Keary Taylor (great book!) and since writing it almost 2 years ago I have never gone back and looked at it. So when I did my first reaction was urgh.
Way back when I was a baby blogger I wasn’t all that great with the design and graphics etc. I mean I’m not saying that I am an expert now, but I know more about what works and what I want. Back then I kept changing my mind on colours and designs and layout and my blog was in a constant state of flux for quite a while until I finally settled on something. I made some graphics for my reviews, I decided on a layout and I stuck with it.
Now looking back at it I really hate it.
The graphics look childish and I hate the colour choices, and the layout just doesn’t look good.
So I started to change it to the layout and graphics that I currently use, ones that I actually like! I had decided to update the ‘tags’ and links anyway whilst copying the review, but I hadn’t planned on changing it so much.
It took some time but eventually I finished and I really liked it. It was in the same style as my newer reviews, with my sleek graphics and laid out all pretty and nice. I was happy…for now.
So then I moved onto the next review on my blog, ready to copy it over to Goodreads and it was the same older ugly looking layout and graphics. Now I’m a little bit of an obsessed person when it comes to organisation. (You wouldn’t think it if you saw my bedroom right now). And once I start organising something I have to make it all perfect.
I couldn’t have my reviews not matching, it just wouldn’t work for me.
So I checked out how many of my reviews there are with the old layout. There are 77.
So here is the ridiculous thing. I have like NO spare time. Seriously, I just about manage to write new posts for my blog in time. Even now I am writing this the day of posting, because I was busy last night. So WHY when I have no spare time do I decided to change 77 of my reviews to the new layout I am using? Why would I do that to myself?
Well, because I am weirdly obsessively organised perfectionist. It’s a curse.