And I mean reeeeally ouch!!! And this was the one time I WANTED a bitch-slapping and I couldn’t get it!!! Well, I asked for it- quite literally! And I learned at least one lesson- READ the critic’s viewpoints before you ASK them to critique YOU! Here’s the thing. I submitted my blog (read: occasionally fragile ego) a while ago to http://italk2much.com/ for a review. And as is true to my usual blunder-forward-and-then-think style, I went ahead with all pistons firing! Of course- once it’s submitted- it can’t be UN-submitted! And then- AFTER I offered them my throat- I started reading more and more of their reviews of other blogs that had been submitted. The more I read of course- the more I realised that I was in a little spot o’ bother! The bitches don’t like the standard blogger templates (so no slap!)* the bitches don’t like a dark template with light text (so no slap there!)* the bitches loathe Google ads (again- no slap here!)* the bitches dislike long posts (guilty- no slap there!)* the bitches reeeeally dislike the word “mind” in a blog title (absoLUTELY no slap!)! Their bottom line, simply: “I don’t like this blog.” Oh dear. But seriously, I wasn’t expecting a rave review or anything, but I wasn’t expecting that either! Maybe I should be glad she didn’t say something like “DON’T READ THIS BLOG!!!” Mwaaaaahahahaha! Okay. So, I have now licked the wounds I could reach and I am walking upright with my boobs out (like that’s ever NOT an option with mine). I am in process of acquiring my own custom made template- it’ll be a while but I’m getting there, and as much as I like the white-on-black-look, my new template’s concept is a reversal of this (decided BEFORE I couldn’t even get slapped once, hee hee). I do plan to keep my blog title, because all of this really is what’s in my mind and not anywhere else* as for the long posts* no hope for me there I fear! I am considering removing the Google ads though* I figure there’s not much point unless I get a LOT more readers! I do plan on resubmitting to “it2m” when I’m done* possibly* maybe* perhaps* um, I dunno yet! There’s a link in my sidebar somewhere to them, go read it and tell me what you think. Oh- just a friendly warning- the critics have monikers like Princess Pottymouth, * and *- and constructive as their criticism is (yes, really)- if you are even a little bit the sensitive type- then do NOT submit your blog for a review here!