Well, it’s been too long since my last post…again. I apologize, and to those who are following me and aren’t friends or family (yes, I have followers folks!) I promise to change my habits. Life gets busy, and now with the holiday season upon us, it’s even more busy. I am not one to make New Year’s Resolutions, simply because I immediately break them, but I am making one in 2017. I am going to resolve to blog more consistently.
Once a week, rather than coming home from work and parking my rear in front of the mindless television, I’m going to park it in front of my computer screen and type out some of my mindless chatter. It shouldn’t be hard at the first part of the year, as I’m actually going to recycle some posts. They aren’t posts from this blog, but from one I started in 2014, and quickly gave up on. I printed out copies of those blogs, and mailed them to a former English professor (more on that in those upcoming blogs). Since I’m something of an overachiever in some areas, I kept copies of them for myself as well. They give a bit of background and understanding into why I keep being pulled back to writing.
Those blogs you’ll have to wait a few weeks for, today you get whatever comes into my head and takes less than 30 minutes to come out of my fingertips through to this keyboard. OK, maybe a bit longer. I’m cooking supper and have to take a break to check on things out in the kitchen. This being said, the majority of my blog posts really do take 30 minutes to compose. I don’t take notes on
what I’m going to say, although I do have a notebook specifically for jotting down topics as a reminder when something pops into my head. I try to proofread but we aren’t always our best editor, so I’m sure most of my posts have an error, or three, somewhere. I’m not perfect, nor have I ever pretended to be. I try to keep my posts exactly how my friend Karin has said she sees them, “It’s like sitting and having a coffee with you, and just chatting.” That’s why I keep them to a limit of 30 minutes of typing time. I figure our coffee is either done, or cold by then, and it’s time to get back to work.
I may take a bit of extra time to finish the post up as I only use photos I’ve taken myself. With what I’m now calling “the incident”from this summer taking up a chunk of the nice weather, I haven’t been very productive with the camera so I have to take some time to go though my old album to see what might be appropriate for each post, and what I haven’t used in the past. Sometimes the picture has absolutely nothing to do with the post, but it’s one I took and I happen to think it looks nice. Therefore, it fits the bill.
This, is the Blog Book. I sometimes picture myself like this poor beagle. Running to get everything I feel I need to accomplish done. Then wrapping an elastic around it all to hold it together. OK, maybe not that bad but I do like to keep myself busy. The papers behind the book are a part of what will be in those upcoming posts I mentioned. The “why I write”and why, when life keeps putting my writing on the back burner, it keeps making its way back to the front.
Well, as you can see from the photo above, my coffee is in a thermal cup. Yours, probably isn’t and is either cold, or done. So, until next time…..