Monday, November 28, 2011
Blogging Can Be An Exhausting Hobby
The last blog I submitted to the VA forum took about three days of reading, watching, and listening and another couple day and hours to complete. I can't believe that I used up about 15 yellow pages just to complete my draft. After all that, I condensed it so much, I'm afraid I left out a lot of important points I was trying to make. Why do I do it? I guess it's because after consuming all that information, I want some place where I can release it, for lack of a better word.
I think Legion was right; I miss the give and take I had at my old work place and I'm just trying to replicate that by writing multiple blogs. Back then, I had an outlet to release the worthless information, I was consuming. My wife got a little more interested in world affairs and politics and her ears still perk up every time a politician mentions Social Security but she still more interested on who will be kicked off " Dancing with the Stars." If a candidate promised to restore her soaps, they would get her vote. I forgot to check for her " Yellow Dog Democrat" card when I married her. Just when I think she's liberal; she disappoints...:-)
I did a lot of catching up this morning, since I didn't get my morning's paper. Poor miserable Gary White, he will never get it. I saw the same ol' battles fought by the same people about socialist Democrats and worthless poor people. Today's argument over the confederate flag license plate issue has some new posters but the message is the same. That's one good thing about writing a personal blog; it's a place you can get all that nonsense out of your system. It looks like Gheni is getting a lot of flack for her stories and blog. Victoria is a tough crowd.
I couldn't believe my ears when my older sister(75 years old) told me that she and her husband were taking computer classes. After my nephew passed away, they didn't want to sell his computer nor let it gather dust. They said they were going to get on Facebook, so now I'm the lone holdout. I can imagine what the computer instructors are going through because after Christmas, I'm going to have to teach my wife how to use the tablet computer that I'm buying her.
I'll end this blog because I'm exhausted after all the work I put in that last blog. I can't even imagine what a journalist goes through to write their daily column. I heard a columnist say that she wrote 200 blogs a month. Now, that's exhausting!