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…
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…
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All the time I spent working on the livejournal moodtheme project, I should have spent on my term paper, but… when I set my mind on something, I just have to do it. I hope some day I will be able to prioritize in the right way though. Anyway, I proudly present my McDreamy livejournal moodtheme in a short preview…
The download is available at my livejournal…
And now I don’t have any more excuse to not start working on my term paper immediately. Except for the fact that I’m HUNGRY and have to get some lunch first. And then spend the rest of the day / night writing, writing, writing…
This evening I spent several hours to adjust the theme, layout and CSS of this blog until it finally looked the way I wanted it to. Well, I actually wanted to look it a bit different but I’ve got no idea how to manage that and I’m lacking the motivation to work on it more than I already did. Part of the “new blog – new start” plan was to not spend so much time with it. I’ll give it a try tomorrow. Or next week… It’s always fun to get to know a new software with all it’s features and tricks and options. Even if it’s damn frustrating sometimes, it feels so good when you finally get the hang of it.
So here I go again at a new blogging service. Number four. Five if you count livejournal, but as I’m keeping that and cross-post my posts it can’t really be counted. It’s different this time though, because I’ll be changing a bit more than just the blogging service. It’s too late now to also post a goodbye and closing down post on my previous blog, but that’s the first thing I’ll be doing tomorrow. Well not the first :-), but as soon as I’ll find the time (during office hours).
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