Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Cleaning House

I think it was Parsley that recently mentioned something about going through your blog list and deleting blogs that are inactive or that have been removed. Oh my, it's been so long since I've done that ~ I mean the ones you see here on my blog. Maybe since I first set up those lists? It took me an entire week but I think I have them cleaned up! I removed the links that no longer worked and those that went to blogs that haven't been updated in months. Isn't it annoying to click a link and be directed to a blog that was last updated two years ago?

Another thing I did was update my reader. About a year and a half ago I was doing something on Google Reader and somehow managed to delete most of the blogs I was reading. Being in a severe blogging funk, I didn't do too much about it, relying on what was left, who appeared on my following page and on those that commented on my sparse blog posts for any needed blogging fixes. Then Google Reader went away and I had to move so I chose Feedly. However, I was still missing most of my blogs! This past week, as I went through my blog list, I added them all back into my reader. Happy days are here again!

A little note from Molly:

 Mom & Dad went to the pet store to buy me a big bag of dog food. 
They came home with some toys because I keep eating all the old ones.

I got a big peanut butter chew bone.
A stuffed soccer ball and a flat weasel.

 This is a really good bone!
Mom says the whole house smells like peanut butter.

Did I hear dad just open the back door?

Maybe he's gone back to the pet store!


Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

38 comments:

Jackie said...

Molly looks wonderful! And there are far worse things than your house smelling like PB, right? My dogs are older but they outgrew playing with toys really quickly. I think it's because they play with each other so much.

Glad to see my blog still on your list. I need to post soon! I think I'll spend some time going through your sidebar and find a new blog or two to read!

Parsley said...

Yes I did mention that. I still have plenty on my list though.

Love Molly! I know I say that every time.

Stephie said...

I too have also had a clean up. I follow blogs using Bloglovin, but am unable to comment on blogs, so still have to revert to the PC to do so. I found loads that were updated years ago. Your dog looks so happy with her toys :) x

marly said...

LOL!!! A flat weasel!!!

Vicki said...

How funny, I was just going through my list and deleting some blogs today that haven't posted for months. I agree with you, when I look at blog lists to find some new (to me) blogs to check out, I get frustrated when one catches my attention just to find out they haven't posted in a year! Molly is a sweetie!

Blu said...

A blog list is too much work for me. I just use Feedly (I used Google Reader before its tragic demise) and if a blog disappears or stops updating I never notice. I'm very grateful for folks like you who maintain lists so that the lazy people like me can benefit ;)

Astrids dragon said...

I've done that too and then feel sad for those that stopped blogging.

I love Molly's expressions, especially the last one of wishful thinking!

Brigitte said...

Hmmmm, I should do that as well, cleaning house I mean. I'm sure there are also a couple of blogs on my list that don't exist any longer. But adding new ones to my list is much funnier than cleaning house, lol.

Kaisievic said...

Hi Molly, have fun with your new toys!

Kaisievic said...

P.S. I notice I did not make your list - what sort of begging do I need to do to be a buddy? lol!
P.P.S. Furio says hello to Molly.

Annette-California said...

Molly is so adorable. For the life of me I can't figure out how to delete blogs. I have even googled - lol. Any advise? love Annette

Lesleyanne Smith said...

I recently cleaned out my blog list too as there are some that hadn't been updated for two years - leave room for more new updated blogs to add.

Molly looks so happy - Nanook destroys his toys within minutes of getting them.

Lesleyanne xx

Peggy Lee said...

I'm with Annette - I know how to manage the list on my reader but how do I fix the list on my blog?
"Hi Molly!!"

Anna van Schurman said...

Ha! I just cleaned up my reader and I'll be posting about it soon! :) Great minds?

Catherine said...

Good idea to go through and clean up the blog list ~ glad I made it through the cut, I know my postings have dwindled this year ~ lol!
Such a cute pup! I bet Molly and Panzer would have a good time playing if they ever got to meet.

Vickie said...

See, I always feel too guilty to delete someone. I guess I need to just do it!
I notice my blog is not on your list either. hmmm
I am afraid it takes a LOT for Henry or Mabel to kill a toy. Henry is only 4 lbs.

Robin said...

Molly is a cutie! Max sends her a woof!

Robin in Virginia

Lesleyanne said...

Molly is gorgeous. Can think of worse things for the house to smell off than peanut butter. I had a clear up on some of my blogs as well recently some hadn't been updated in a couple of years.

Meari said...

Molly looks like a really happy camper!!

CalamityJr said...

Sweet Molly! Enjoy your pb bone and new toys! I didn't show Woody your photos because he'd be jealous.

I just mentioned on Riona's blog that I hadn't done that clean up for a very long time. I know there are some that no longer blog and some that are still blogging but under a different name. Now if I could just wave a magic wand and have it done...

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I did the great cleanout too when I was forced to switch from Google reader to BlogLovin. Still have to tackle the ones I have linked on my blog. btw - if you ever decide you just can't stand living with Molly (as if!!) I would happily give her a good home!!

Debbie said...

Molly is sure cute. Looks like her toys make the five minute test.

Hope you've been enjoying your summer.

Nice to see you blogging.

Melissa said...

Molly is so sweet. I have a soft spot for border collies which I think she is right? Either way she looks thoroughly huggable!

Linda said...

What cute pics of Molly. I'm going to clean up my blog list today.

Linda

TexWisGirl said...

molly is beautiful! i use feedly for my blog reading, too. nice to see you today!

Zeb said...

Hahaha yes I did something like that recently on my export from Google Reader to Feedly. Deleted blogs that hadn't updated in 2013.

If you used to follow my old blog I'm sorry it kinda went failburgers. I've decided to focus solely on cross stitch and have a new site @ http://www.ixari.net

And Molly, you're a sweet girl whose loved :)

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

My blog list is done in Order Posted so the most recent posts are at the top. That way of someone doesn't post for ages they slip down to the bottom and I can delete them if I want. But I figured if they aren't posting then they aren't filling my Feedly Reader up so it doesn't tmatter if they sit there doing nothing and one day they might spring back to life!!

Julie and Yes Dear made a surprise post just this week.

Myra said...

Molly sure has grown! And such a pretty girl too.

I also switched over to Feedly and I love it. I have it on my Kindle and do most of my blog reading on it.

Christine said...

Great pictures of Molly.
Was the weasel flat when you bought it or did it have an unfortunate accident?

Erica said...

That is something I have to tackle too. I have been using the patch as I go method, but it leaves something to be desired. When google reader went away, I did a little house cleaning before transferring to Blog loving and the Old Reader. I found out that I absolutely HATE bloglovin, so now I use The old reader, but I think I may have lost some people along the way.

valerie said...

Molly is SO cute! Don't delete my blog! I am sorely behind on everything but will catch up again when life settles down and gives me a bit of a break.

Julie said...

Molly has such lovely facial expressions, she's so cute.

Stitchingranny said...

I know the feeling lol. When I had to become my mums full time carer, I was unable to blog for a while and when I came back googlereader had disappeared. I eventually went with bloglovin but it takes ages to find all those that I used to follow, and some are still missing. I really need far more hours each day to do everything I need too.

Lynn said...

Molly is sooo sweet! I love it when you post her pics.
Updating all your blogs must have been a lot of work. It's something that I really need to do at some point.

Rosemary said...

Thanks for the hints! My Molly is a kitty but she thinks your Molly is adorable. Love the commentary from her!

Stitching Noni said...

Your Molly is so gorgeous! Hasn't she grown but she is still a big puppy by the looks of it!! :)

Colorado Stitcher said...

Molly is a sweetheart!!

Pam in IL said...

Molly is too cute! It feels so good to get the blogs cleaned up.