My gracious, it’s November. And actually, it’s nearly December! Where does the time go? And I’d like a real answer to that question, please… 🙂
Ok, I get that many of us are on the same page here and watch as time slips through our fingers and days between blog posts widens. But kudos to all of my blogging friends who manage to post regularly–Paul, Derrick, Luanne–just to name only a few. What’s the secret, friends? One thing I’ve discovered is that I get caught in the web of social media, more specifically Facebook. I don’t stay on there for long periods at a time, but I do jump on and off too many times during the day. I thought about deleting my account all together, especially with all of the recent controversy surrounding Facebook, but I like that I can converse and keep up with my family and friends on one platform. And it’s a simple (lazy) platform, too. Sometimes when my task at hand: writing, editing, blogging, researching, returning emails, cleaning, whatever, gets in the least bit difficult my brain offers, “Hey! Let’s do something easy like pop over to Facebook and see what’s going on!” My fingers usually follow. The developers knew what they were doing, no doubt about it.
You know I’ve had my struggles with Facebook in the past. I wrote about that in an earlier blog posthere.
Today I am really thinking of how to have more time to write stories and essays for submitting to literary journals, and also get back to my regular blog schedule. I would like any suggestions my friends might have. My full-time job as a freelance writer keeps me at my computer a lot. And I don’t have problems with getting my work-work done there.
I deactivated my Facebook account. But, I find Twitter such a valuable resource for writers, I’ve decided not to sever ties there. I use it as a hub of writing information. Instagram is fun, but doesn’t have the pull that Facebook has.
But, it’s not only Facebook or social media, there’s other reasons for not writing as much including the general anxiety I feel surrounding every aspect of life here in America. I’m on edge a lot wondering, what’s next?
Plus, I think I have a book problem. I find myself reading when I could be writing. Doesn’t everyone have this problem? Haha? (But, really…?)
I’m also realizing the WordPress format has changed a little bit in my absence. And speaking of WordPress, it is acting up, it doesn’t show me as following sites that I know I am following. So if I’ve been absent from your posts, know that I’m trying to work on that with the Happiness Engineers.
Ah, technology, you know I love it…
Wishing everyone a peaceful, problem-free rest of November. I’ll be back on here soon. Very soon. Thanks for being patient with me. I’m so thankful for my blogging community. Even when I’m not blogging, I am thinking of you and reading your posts. They inform, entertain, intrigue, and plain ole make me happy! Thank you.