The intrigue of blogging – part 1

This post will be part of a series.

I stumbled on a new blog via Rachel (who is amazing and does surveys of older people blogging, click here to see some of her analysis). Rachel mentioned a blogger who wrote his 1000th post about what he learned while blogging himself.

I actually read all 77 items he listed if you can believe it. Not all in one sitting…I had coffee to make, and water to drink, and breakfast to pop into the microwave, and lunches to pack, and kids to get out of the house and and and…

But I did read them. I have things to say about quite a few of the points, yet don’t want to make this a rambling, long post, so I will comment on just a few of his remarks, and come back next week with another set.

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Choosing a topic when writing a letter by hand

I used to write a lot of letters. Partly this was to stay in touch with my family in Europe after we left to move to Canada when I was 11. My grandmother in particular enjoyed the letters and always responded.

I looked forward to her mail. ❤

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NOT writing books during NAtional NOvel WRIting MOnth

About a year and a half ago I started writing a memoir. I wrote it like I was possessed, the words flowing out of my head and onto my screen without too much trouble.

I didn’t edit. I didn’t re-read. I just wrote it out.

Then I stopped.

I worried. Why can’t I continue? Why am I stuck now, after such a strong start? Continue reading

Random thoughts to get past a moody mood

The other day in the car we were listening to a soft rock station and this song Bed of Roses by Bon Jovi came on. I’m not really a fan of this song (but I do like some of Bon Jovi’s stuff) but this stupid song has been in my head for three days. Help me! 😮

I want to go see the movie Bohemian Rhapsody with the kids but the kids are too young. Will wait for it to come out on Netflix.

I was on strike for a day and a half. When the shit hit the fan and everything fell apart on Monday afternoon I canceled practice to ‘help‘ a kid with math.

I can’t remember grade 6 math. 🙄 Continue reading