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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Blogged Up? Blogged Down?

By this time of year, we are all wondering how much more we can take of the snow and cold temperatures. This has certainly been year of the snowstorm. They think the 1939 snowfall record will be broken in Toronto! We just had a major storm last weekend but the positive upswing was that we have started daylight saving as well. It seems amazing to see the bright sunshine a little higher in the sky and to have the sun set at 7:20 p.m.!

I have to apologize to all those bloggers whom I have not visited regularly for the last while but for some reason I just can't seem to stay seated at the computer and spend the amount of time I used to spend doing the blog thing. I don't know whether the whole experience is losing its appeal, if I have the winter blues, or if I just feel the need to do other things and simply can't fit in as much blog time. It is difficult for me to accomplish as much as other people can in the same time for various reasons. Maybe the Blogging Thing has run its course? Don't really know what will happen from here...

Here's something I wrote the first year I was blogging when I felt at loose ends:

All bloggers feel this way at times ....

getting de-blogged

takin’ a break

brain’s getting clogged

startin’ to ache

it ain’t no use

if no one reads

don’t have the juice

nowhere does it lead

why I need to share

don’t really know

and I try not to care

but then, where does it go

my ideas are sunk

right on the page

my writing’s defunct

locked in a cage

my words stay with me

static and still

and no one will see

the pages I fill
So,who knows, I may find some spark again!



Blogger Diana said...

Yeah, I think most of us go through spells of wondering if it's time to hang it all up. I've been wondering the same thing. I cut back and told myself I'd only blog when I felt like it and it helped.

I hope you stay. The blogosphere will be a drearier place without you.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Blogger Irrelephant said...

Sounds like the Spring Itch is upon you, dear! Time to get out and clean, stretch, tear off the old winter hides and put on a fresh new skin. *s*

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Blogger twilite said...

Hi MOI! I feel the same way these days. Lethargy seems to creep in. Strange, there's no spring time where I the tropics! It's been raining 'cats n dogs'!!! Sometimes the greyness reminds me of wintry days! Take care and God bless.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Blogger storyteller said...

Ohmygosh! So much snow!!! I certainly hope the weather shifts for you soon. Looking at all of this makes me wonder about ‘global warming’ … Sigh!

No apologies are needed. Some days I just leave the computer alone (once I’ve posted something) and go do other things. I’ve been reading real books again and realize how much I miss doing that … and, of course, I’ve been getting together with friends, working in my garden, walking Molly, etc. It’s all about balance methinks. Some days I spend more time at the computer … other days less.

Your ‘getting de-blogged’ poem ‘resonates’ … you know I’ve stopped posting daily at Sacred Ruminations … opting for sharing there 2-3 times per week … and that’s a huge relief! I do Haiku Friday and Sacred Life Sunday there always, but the other posts come and go. I’ve just started One Single Impression … but I can choose the day to post on that one because it’s a prompt for the week. For decades I journaled … solely for myself … seldom sharing anything with anyone. Blogging eats up some of my journaling time … but it’s nice to read comments from those who pass through my blogs. I have no idea how long this will be fun, and I can assure you that when or if it isn’t fun any longer … I won’t do it.

I hope you do find your spark again … but understand why you’ve backed off a bit.
Hugs and blessings,

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Blogger Beverly said...

I think we all feel that way from time to time. One of the reasons I keep on is that I would hate to lose touch with the friends I've met through blogs. Living alone as I do, it keeps me in touch.

Although, please don't think I stay at home, housebound. As my friend said, "The only thing domestic about me is that I live in a house." I'm out of the house every day! But I do love my computer.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Blogger goatman said...

No need to apologize; this may be a medical condition, with symptoms and everything!
I was lax myself, considered quitting and did quit for a month or so. But eventually -- back again with the prodding of others, including you.
Makes one wonder what people did through the dreary days of winters' end without benefit of electrical gagetry and other modern distractions.
I find it helps to write a really dreary poem and then laugh at, and burn it when spring arrives. Kind of a wordy sacrifice to the gods of change.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Blogger Akelamalu said...

Love your poem MOI. I think we all go through phases like that. Take a break and hopefully you'll find your way back, I'd miss you if you didn't. x

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Blogger Akelamalu said...

Love your poem MOI. I think we all go through phases like that. Take a break and hopefully you'll find your way back, I'd miss you if you didn't. x

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Blogger Richard said...

Everyone has ups and downs and changes.

There is a lot of pleasure that can be gained from blogging and we tend to remember the good times, the good micro-conversations.

On the other hand, there is no use forcing yourself to enjoy something if it has run its course.

Sometimes stepping back and clearing our head can give us a new lease on blogging. Being varied and interesting is tough.

Some bloggers are repetitive, after a few months you begin to see that they run the same thoughts and ideas over and over again. And they don't seem to notice or care.

It is nice to have the sun up a little bit later in the evening.

Ottawa is about a foot away from breaking its all time record (441cm) - I am hoping will will get enough snow to break it.

The Spring thaw is going to be interesting. My basement windows are buried under the snow (so the basement is pitch black) and my patio door has snow piled about 18 inches high up against it. I am hoping that when it does melt, it doesn't leak into the house.

Fortunately, there is very little snow on the roof.

I think there is enough snow on the ground to make going to a sugar bush a lot of fun. I remember a few Springs when there was no snow to speak of on the ground.

Just think how much more snow there would be lying around if we didn't have those two big thaws this Winter.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Anonymous colleen said...

Unclog the blog. Maybe when the snow melts.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Blogger Barbara said...

I've been feeling the same way lately and spending a lot fewer hours reading and writing.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Anonymous RennyBA said...

Yea, its a strange winter. As we in Oslo, Norway have had a warm winter with little snow, I have had a lot of snow reports from blog friends in East North of America (both on the US and Canadian side).

You don't need to apologize for not being around all the time. We all feel the same sometimes and as for me: blogging is after all a hubby. I post more seldom nowadays too - I've decided to stick to my blogs theme and the quality counts more than quantities.

Your poem is great as usual - your so good with words!

Btw: Thanks for your visit and comment: glad you at least liked the dessert of the Norwegian traditional food feast :-)

Take care and have a great end to your week!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Blogger Old Lady said...

Not to worry. Our lives are constantly changing and fluctuating. I miss blogging more and still have alot in me-but I also know when to push myself and when not too. I have been procrastinating in real life and have many things to do, and ain't as fast or as energetic as I used to be. Just don't disappear completely. Love you.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Anonymous Coll said...

Wow.. that is a huge amount of snow. Won't it be wonderful when that is all gone and the grass is once more showing.

I too love the longer days and later sunsets.

As far as the blogging or not blogging thing.. I find it best to just go with the flow. When I feel the inclination I do.. when I don't, I don't. :-)

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Blogger Pauline said...

Sounds like cabin fever to me ;)

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Blogger GrizzBabe said...

Love the snow! We recently had 7 inches here in the South, but by noon the next day it was ALL gone.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Blogger Jocelyn said...

I can never begrudge someone for taking more time to live real life, even if it means cutting back on cyberlife!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Blogger Dave said...

Winter blues.... bin there! This snow is getting to me as well. We all get blogged down at one point or another so that is okay. Just do whatever you feel best for you!

Take time to relax... :-)

Friday, March 14, 2008

Blogger Absolute Vanilla (& Atyllah) said...

Yep, I know that lack of blogging feeling - I call it being all blogged out - and sometimes taking a break is what one needs.

I'm staggered by all that snow! Yikes!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Blogger Lynette said...

MOI, I would seriously miss your blog if you gave it up! :( It sounds like you are in a blue mood and maybe spring, which is almost here, will inspire you and make you feel better. I always look forward to reading your wonderful poetry and seeing those magical photos! I was in a blue mood this winter because we hardly got any snow at all and you got lots and lots! :) Hugs to you and I hope you will feel better soon.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Blogger twilite said...

Hi MOI! Thanks for your constructive comment on mywrite haiku. I've revised that, so please comment again.

Will certainly miss your posts...please come back as soon as possible. I hope you are well physically too. Take care and God bless you.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Thanks, everyone. I will try to visit periodically...even if it's just lurking a little! (I never thought I'd say that!) I still do care about what's going on in everyone's life but I just need more time for mine and the things I need to do daily that I take so long to do.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Blogger storyteller said...

Lurking is fine … seriously! Just do whatever’s necessary to take care of yourself, but leave your blog up please. I need to visit just to listen to your song …(even though you were kind enough to send me a copy of my very own)… see pictures of those cats of yours … read your nifty poetry … watch the building progress … and, of course, the snow melt ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Blogger Rapunzel said...

I go through the same thing at times, find my focus turning elsewhere. I think that's perfectly fine, but you are missed!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Blogger TorAa said...

Who does not feel like you from time to time?
There is also a life and world outside the blogger sphere. Which in turn inspire to start blogging again.

Best wishes.

btw. Can't believe I'll be only a "couple" of hours away in August.

Friday, March 21, 2008


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