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This Blog Has Moved…

The site redirect to the new address

http://ctbm.net

is already set up and should be working. I have no idea if the RSS feed will also be redirected (I doubt that, to be honest), so this last post should serve as notification and of course invitation to join me at my new home. It doesn’t look that much different, I promise :)

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Still Around (Somehow)

It seems I’m still in the phase of reevaluating what I’m actually doing here. What I want to do or should do or … whatever. I’ve had a rather busy week, and even though there office hours weren’t too busy, I still had to be there ;-) Plus there were a lot of political meetings in the afternoon / evenings. Nothing interesting to blog about though. Nothing I felt the need to write about, when I got home around 7.30 PM or later each day of the week. I didn’t want to do the “I did this and that” posts anymore anyway.
But I even felt too tired to write about any of the few more elaborated thoughts I had on any of these days. Maybe it’s the weather that’s dragging me down as well. I wouldn’t mind winter with snow and low temperatures and all. But 8 °C and rain sucks in December and doesn’t help to put me in a Christmas mood. Not at all.
I didn’t feel like taking photos for project365 this week either, because my life was so so boring and I went to all the ordinary places again and again. I’ll hope that the inspiration will get back to me in that regard at least. Otherwise it’s going to be a rather bleak month for this blog. Ugh, I don’t know what’s wrong with me at the moment…. But at least I wanted to check in here and give notice that I’m still alive ;-)

Last Day of November…

And all of a sudden the last day of November has arrived :-) It bothers me a bit, that I slipped so close to the finish and didn’t manage to blog on Saturday. What do I think of the whole NaBloPoMo experience? It certainly made me write a lot more, which was the plan. Especially in the first few days I really thought about what I should/could write about and hopefully managed to write some interesting posts and not just recount my ordinary days. But in the end I sort of did that (recount the ordinary) more often than writing about a special topic. I’m not sure what to think of that.

I guess, there is  a reason why I posted so rarely in the summer months. I didn’t really have anything interesting to tell from my personal or work life. Or there were possible topics, but I just didn’t know how to put my thoughts into words. When I started to write in English regularily and changed my blog title and everything, the plan was to write more thought-through posts, to only write when I had something to say. Looking back on the almost two years I’m writing in this blog, I didn’t quite keep up with that resolution until this summer. And even then there were probably quite a few random posts.

I think twitter has a lot to do with the lack of posts, especially those random ordinary life posts, in this blog. I tend to blurt out and vent and bitch but also to squee and utter happy thoughts much more on twitter than in a blog posts. Which leaves me with very little to write about, except the project365 (which is not really writing) and TV show reviews and the occasional hockey game.

The weird thing is: I actually want to write more real posts. Write anything in general. But not just about anything, if you know what I mean. There are still quite a few topics I might want to write about, but I never really get a grip on those. I don’t know where or how to start and I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to convey my point of view.

I don’t know where that leaves me. And this blog. *sigh* I’m not closing down, don’t worry. The NaBloPoMo at least taught me, that I might be doing better with some kind of assignment. Be given a special topic to think and write about. Which makes this blogging sound like work, but it wouldn’t really be. Like I said, I want to write. I just need some more inspiration :-)  Maybe I should participate in more blog memes and such to get the inspiration I’m looking for.

Until then there is still one topic left from the NaBloPoMo topics I thought I might write about and I’m planning to do that later this week…

What To Expect For NaBloPoMo…

First day (well actually it’s day 3, but it’s day 1 after I officially signed up) and I don’t have any idea what to write about. Although that’s not quite true. I have several ideas what to write about, but it’s 9.30 PM and my brain is too tired to write an interesting blog post. And I’m determined to not write uninteresting blog posts during the NaBloPoMo. Even though if something is interesting or not might be debatable in any case. But at least I want to think that the post I’m writing is somewhat interesting. Not much interesting on my mind tonight though.

Throughout the day I thought about possible topics to cover in the next few weeks and maybe I should start this with just listing some of these ideas. There will be posts about

  • TV shows (of course *g*)
  • why trains are my favourite means of travel
  • Indian Summer
  • why I love watching hockey
  • books (at least one – “The Book Thief” which I’m currently reading)

and a lot more stuff, I hope. The “Why” posts I actually plan to write this week, so I hope I’ll really get around to do it. Right now I’ll be preparing for the TV Show post though. Well, not really. But I’ll be visiting the White House for an episode or two now.

NaBloPoMo – November 2009

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Ever since I read about NaNoWriMo a few years ago, I thought I’d have to participate some day. I don’t know if I ever will though. Not this year, that’s for sure, because I’ve been so busy writing that grad school assignment over the last few weeks, that I’m not inclined to start another long project right away. A few days ago in some blogs in my blog list, I read about taking part in the NaBloPoMo instead and I thought about giving that a try and revive the kind of neglected blog of mine. But then I thought about the couple of days of which I already know I’ll be offline and not able to post and discarded the idea of blogging every day during the months of November. Until LJ reminded me that there is such a thing as pre-scheduled blog posts. Why didn’t I think of that myself? I’m not sure I know my blog hosting services well enough to pull that off, but I’m willing to try. Luckily I already posted yesterday on November 1st, so here I go… (I probably would have posted that today anyway :-) )

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Too Busy For This…

When I made some huge changes in my blog(s) last year (language, blog host, running a wordpress and livejournal blog etc) I was determined to blog a bit less and to try to only write when there is something worth telling. I’m not sure how well I kept these resolutions during this first year, but my busy busy life finally forced me to at least reduce my posts to a minimum. Well, for my standards anyway.
It will probably stay that way for a while now. Because I’m insanely busy in real life with work and local politics and other stuff and also because I don’t want to cut short my personal life and fun activities. Like watching hockey and going to the movies and meeting with friends for dinner and drinks.
I probably even could write a lot about all of that. If I would ever find the spare time or the inclination to do so. I don’t want to vent about stressful jobs and annoying coworkers. But neither can I get up the energy to write lengthy reports of the fun and wonderful moments I also experienced. Because I’d want these reports to be detailed and cover everything, but these “tasks” seem to be too overwhelming and timeconsuming to me. So I’ll spend the spare time at home with less tiresome things like watching TV series or catch up with all the blogs, journals and sites I’m subscribed to.

There will be less busy times some day. At least I hope there will be… And now I’ll put up another post about something definitely worth telling…

Twittering is all I can do…

There is not much to write about at the moment. There are only tiny little bits and pieces in my head or happening to me. Totally random stuff and that’s always better put in 140 characters on twitter. (see on the right side)

The paper is handed it and I should really start studying all the literature for the next one. Or the class at least. And there are a couple of things that need to be worked on from the green party part of my life, so I guess I’ll spend tomorrow evening scheduling when I’m going to work on which of all the stuff that needs to be done. And squeeze in some chores and some reading and maybe some time relaxing? It’s almost 10 pm and I wanted to go to bed earlier today, but I really have to have a warm bath now. The tense muscles in my neck and shoulders are killing me.

I guess there won’t be much to read in this journal in the next couple of days. But there’s always random chatter on twitter :-)