As I mentioned in a previous post I've had to put the blogging on the backburner for a while (the blogburner?)... it's not so much the blogging, because taking photographs and uploading them is easy and being a bitextual writer who writes in themes, the 'melody' comes easily to me... it's not that that requires the time, I'm not jaded, nothing is a chore, I'm not under any illusions that blogging is an obligation... it's a pleasure, not a pressure!
It's the luxury of reading all the fabulous blogs I follow that requires the time.
I'm a journalist and professional shopper* by day and a Jedi Knight by night and when the Farce is not with me J then I like to 'harvest' extra time to focus on other things. [we all do this]
Getting serious about the physical things I do or studying/learning some new thing or wanting to spend more time with my husband and children and friends or needing to spend less time at my computer. I like being unplugged. That's why I don't have a laptop, I work on a PC and I will never get a crackberry or iphone or anything like that. I do not like this white noise. However, I am a major technophile, love the latest hardware, software, write HTML code, LOVE gadgets, LOVE this age of communication but I refuse to be a slave to it.
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There are also times when I need to 'lock down', get tunnel vision and focus. This is mainly deadline and study related. This is one my lock down times. I'm fairly ruthless at this. I say fairly because when I'm at my computer, I do keep my dashboard open and take a blogcheck break to see what new posts are up so I am doing 'flybys'.
And getting glimpses.
[Hello? tap tap Blogger Admin? Hi there... is it possible to get something similar to the facebook 'Like' button, preferably a 'Love' that allows the blog owner to see who likes their post?
I realise that Mr Brin and Mr Page won't like being told that Mr Zuckerberg's got a better idea but it's okay, Google was here first. So think about it? Yeah? Because I really really really would love my favourite blogs to know that I'm still part of their traffic. I'm just not tooting my horn at the moment!]
Thank you for your lovely, generous comments and emails. I have disabled Comments on my recent posts, seeing as I'm not commenting on your posts, I'm keeping it fair!!
*Professional shopper - this is not a joke! I really do get paid to shop for other people!