I'm sure everyone has heard the phrase, "I'm in a pickle", and I have to say that I have been in a pickle for weeks and weeks because of my darned computer! If it wasn't for my dear blogger pals I wouldn't have known that you were having so much trouble uploading my website, leaving comments, or simply viewing my blog and I want to thank you for pointing the issues out so that I could correct them. Because of you and because I do not want to lose my sanity while blogging, paying bills on-line, etc, I have done some computer "housekeeping" and I suggest you take my advice and do the same if you have experienced computer problems as well. Here are a few of my housekeeping tips:
First of all, remove unnecessary clutter on your sidebar but if you would rather not then please make sure the widgets and buttons and website links are free of viruses or else they could cause your computer to slow down or worse. Unfortunately, many of us are not aware that our blogs are full of viruses and thus we could be infecting other blogs without realizing it. Scary stuff!
After I decluttered my sidebars I contacted Stopzilla by phone to ask them about their anti-spyware program and I have been impressed so far! Here's hoping that Stopzilla continues to keep me virus free and happy forever and ever, Amen.
When my Stopzilla scan completed its task I was surprised to find out that my Pets Blogroll widget went into hiding. Apparently, Stopzilla did not appreciate the viruses that Pets Blogroll had to offer and kicked them to the curb. While I enjoyed networking with the bloggers from Pets Blogroll I removed my blog from their website or else I would be in a pickle again and again. I have nothing against Pets Blogroll (and I told them that, too) but I think the website got infected because other blog members have unknowingly brought their viruses to the site (and I was one of them).
So, dear friends, I hope these 3 housekeeping tricks have been of some help to you and if you have any housekeeping tricks up your sleeve, please share them. Thank you!