If Only It Were That Easy

I’ve written before about my somewhat obsessive behavior of checking my WordPress stats way too frequently.

A few people have been kind enough to offer some suggestions as to how to break the habit, but I think I may have found a possible solution.

Every time I check my stats I will go to the chalkboard in our house and write 50 times:

I will not check my WordPress stats.

After all, think about how many times Bart Simpson had to do that and look at the model citizen he turned out to be.

My only fear is that while I was writing on the chalkboard, I would talk myself into rewarding myself when I finished the 50th sentence by checking my stats. And then the whole process would start over.

Hmmmm….Β on second thought, this may not work.

By the way, if you want to create your own customized Bart Simpson chalkboard with your own saying, you can do so for free at Add Letters. If you are having trouble coming up with an idea, here are a couple for you:

P.S. My apologies to anyone who read this post all the way to the end. You’ll never get that time back…

52 thoughts on “If Only It Were That Easy

    1. I agree that blackboards (what we called them even when some became green) were terribly inefficient by today’s standards. I thought they were fun though. I liked getting called on to go to the blackboard (as long as I didn’t have to write, print or spell). Using a pointer was powerful. Blackboards provided some of the most fun classroom activities — cleaning the blackboard and the erasers. Sometimes eraser cleaning was just sticking hands out the window and clapping the erasers together. The real treat was cleaning the erasers with a vacuum contraption. Using the vacuum got us out of the classroom and presented the chance to get into a bit of mischief going to and from the janitor’s office. That and sharpening pencils, manually or electrically, was about the only time grade school kids got to operate machinery. I know this is off topic, but your mention of blackboards brought back fun, low-tech memories. πŸ˜„

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    2. I remember when I started at Villanova we had some older faculty who wanted no parts of whiteboards; they wanted to keep the chalkboards.

      I also remember in grade school how cool that one device was that you could stick like five pieces of chalk in so that the teacher could draw a series of parallel lines on the board…

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  1. I don’t check my stats at all. I used to in the beginning but don’t anymore. I’m not sure if that’s because they are not all that important to me or because they are not all that exciting. πŸ™‚

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  2. In those far off days of my schooling, the blackboard was a central feature of the classroom. It also provided teachers of a sadistic bent with a piece of ammunition: the board eraser. A fearsome tool, which would fly at speed past the ears of inattentive students. I guess Health and Safety rules will have changed all that πŸ˜‰

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  3. Omg I love Bart Simpson so much so this was definitely not a waste of time! Also I think most bloggere are obsessed with their stats- I used to refresh them every few minutes. What helps me is to detox for a few days- like just check once or twice a day for about a week or two so the habit of constantly checking goes away.

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