If you’ve been here before, you might notice that I’ve made a few design changes. That’s what happens when I’m struggling to find anything meaningful to write about. I fiddle with the way things look. I went through this awhile back and the result was that I added some new features, one being “Followers.” I don’t know what possessed me – a moment of ego or a moment of insecurity. At any rate I thought this would be a cool thing to have on my blog…which is kind of peculiar because personally, I’m not that great at following things. I used to follow Calvin and Hobbes. Now I follow my friends on Facebook. I follow American Idol even though after every show this season, I’ve sworn I would stop. I am most serious about following Jesus, but even at that I’m pretty pathetic most of the time.
The fact that I have NINE followers is pretty amazing to me. I must admit that I, a.k.a. “Ego” was at one point a little embarrassed to have only nine Followers. Isn’t part of the idea of showing your Followers to show how MANY you have? And before you look at my followers and think I’m really pathetic, let me explain why one of those nine is ME. A friend told me she had tried to follow me, but couldn’t get the link to work. I decided to try it and see if I could figure out the problem. I didn’t figure it out, but I thought that maybe if I followed myself for awhile, I would…which kind of reminds me of how our dachshund used to chase its own tail.
If you’re still following me at this point, you deserve a good “following” song. I Have Decided to Follow Jesus would have been good. John Denver’s Follow Me comes to mind. (I was a big John Denver follower back in the 6th grade.) But I ultimately selected a song by the great Carole King. It’s also the theme song for a TV show I used to follow.