Saturday, November 26, 2011

Time’s a wastin’?…

 

How can one comment make one have thoughts of wondering if blogging is time wasted?

‘life is about living the experiences, not about blogging the experiences! ’

Sure life is about living the experience and that is something we do enjoy..some things do not make it to a blog post..

Do I stress about not doing a post on everything we do or everywhere we go?..no, of course not…

If the ‘life experience’ is worth sharing then it will be shared.  Does this make blogging, time wasted?..

or does it get to the point that your experiences get so far behind that you begin to wonder how you will ever catch up?..and then the blog goes by the wayside….

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there are days or weeks when it is difficult to keep the  post subjects interesting…life can be mundane..especially when we are just living life..

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As all the snowbirds have flown the coop and are sitting in the sunshine…we are enjoying the dark, rainy days..filling our time with ‘life’!!

Not to worry we will’ keep the light on’ for all of you who have ventured south to enjoy the sun and warmer temperatures!

Time’s a wastin’?..I don’t think so…blogging fills the dark days of winter so I am glad that you are all out there living your life and blogging about it too!!!

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23 comments:

  1. Ah, But blogging makes you "look" at your days. Are they interesting? Are they wasted? Is there an image worth sharing?

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  2. I don't have a TV, so the computer is my entertainment. I don't blog during a nice warm sunny day - only later in the evening when I am tucked into my RV.

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  3. Blogging is a journal of your life and your world. What a wonderful message to leave for your family and especially grandkids as they get older and want to know what Grandma and Grandpa did back in their day. Definitely not a waste. It's like sitting down at a table and having a visit with a friend. How was your day today. Do I visit that friend every day? No. Do I blog every day? No. Doesn't mean that I don't really enjoy that friend when we do sit down together again. Posting comments like that is wasting time.

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  4. Blogging is something different to each blogger...and I always enjoy reading yours. Do what feels right to you.

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  5. Why the blog? I thought it must be "Anonymous" bothering you but no. Heavens, blogging is fun and we all want to have fun. In the old days they kept diaries. Isn't this our diary.

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  6. I look on blogging as a journal, Sometimes I post a lot, sometimes very little. I love reading everyone's posts, its a way for all of us to keep in touch. Even if you blog less, I'll still be checking in!

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  7. To me it's sometimes an example of "catch-22", since being busy can sometimes preclude having any time to write about it.
    I've never had anything like a diary, and the blog was suggested to me by a couple friends before we left Canada. BUT, now I can look back on it (and sometimes cringe) and at least try and put things into some sort of order or sense, or something.
    Your mileage may vary, but if it's "fun", then do it.

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  8. My blog is my travel (mostly) diary ... though I post about a few other things. I don't stress about blogging while I'm off exploring someplace interesting ... after all, I'm there to be out and about and have fun. But I do like to have a record of it for my own virtual travels back in time ... in fact, I traveled to Winnipeg and spent time with the polar bears in Churchill a couple of nights ago, went hiking in Maligne Canyon last night, and who knows where I'll go today. Travel-on-the-cheap is what the blog does for me. I doubt I'll ever become one of those bloggers who posts daily about routines, but more power to them if that's what they want to do. It's their blog.

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  9. Blog on my wayward son
    There'll be peace when you are done...

    To heck with the naysayers...

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  10. I agree with Merikay - I think I pay so much more attention to every day now that I blog. I find the details are a little richer to me now, even on just a normal everyday day. :)

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  11. Blogging is your thoughts made physical. I started blogging because life was passing me by! My fault, yes. But I don't travel (yet) and seem to have a mundane life. When I recently started blogging it woke up my memories, and made me realize my life is *not* mundane - I just wasn't giving it the value it deserved! I think blogging makes us even more alive, in many cases.
    -- Jool

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  12. Loved it! Sometimes I wonder why I blog. However, blogging comes from inside, keeps the mind busy and gives us something creative to do. We can say what we want and when we want. Our opinion is the only opinion that matters. Where else can you do that? Only on your blog!

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  13. I've never felt blogging was a time waster. Right now, though, it would be a time-stealer. We are running through a very busy time, and expect it to get busier next year. We'll post when we find something really good to share, but not about meetings, unless they start driving me crazy.

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  14. If something I have written brings a smile to someone's face or a photo brings an 'aaahhhh' moment then my time is never wasted. If readers learn new things or are able to connect or gain interest into something new or old through my blog, I have accomplished something I daily set out to do. Keeping a record of our travels has become secondary. If people keep reading, I will try to keep writing. My blog gives me hours of enjoyment and if I can convey that enjoyment to others I am, for the most part, a happy camper:)) Blog on Dudes......

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  15. Sue, your blog is always fun to read, because you put a lot of "yourself" in it and you are an interesting and worthwhile person! I enjoyed all of the "tidbits" you included in today's post...you always find the neatest things to include...not everyone is able to do that. You keep writing...I'll keep reading...and there will be a lot of happy people joining me in that, I'm certain. Give Tucker a big hug from us and tell him I forgive him for killing the "Oregon" duck! I'm afraid USC did the same thing last weekend!!!

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  16. I continue to see blogging as a journal of what we do and enjoy the fact that others share interests in what we do. I wish now that I would have kept such a journal earlier in life.

    So while I am sometimes frustrated by the "blog", I certainly do not consider it a waste of my time.

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  17. Whew! Amazing what a comment can do. I really loved all the responses here, seeing myself in many of them. Like Erin, I actually do go back and read my own blog as a way of reliving my experience and remembering in a way that I couldn't possibly do any other way, even with the pictures. If someone enjoys it, that is great. I was whining about not catching up on some old experiences but my main reason for whining was that I knew if I didn't write soon I would forget the details. A travel journal, a diary, a way to share with my offspring and all my friends (some of whom actually READ the blog, but certainly not all) what my life is doing, ALL of the above. It was fun to see all the responses, Sue.

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  18. This post sent me searching in two places.

    First, I looked for this offending comment. I couldn't find it, and decided it wasn't worth the trouble anyway.

    Second, I went searching for one of my very favorite quotes, by author Anne Morrow Lindbergh (Gift from the Sea). I think you might like it.

    “I must write it all out, at any cost. Writing is thinking. It is more than living, for it is being conscious of living.”

    Just keep on writing, sista'!

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  19. Personally, I blog for my own mental health...I figure its cathartic.... and cheaper than a shrink when I talk it out amongst "myselves" with my fingers...

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  20. I love your blog!! And everyone else's...its a light to look forward to each morning...I have coffee with you all while I read your blogs...I don't blog daily because I don't want to bore everyone -so I blog (boring or not) every now and then so you will all know we're still here :)...I look back on my own blogs and re read them remembering the good memories of them all...once on the road again I will blog blog blog...so keep those blogs coming or I'll be lost and alone at coffee time folks...I learn so much from you all..

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  21. Blogging is a journal of our life - of course not everything can be told in a public forum, but it allows us to look back to see where we were, what were we doing, and our thoughts at the time.

    You may not be traveling like some of us, but your blog writing is creative and enjoyable reading. My belief is that a person should blog if they feel like it - skip it when you don't.

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  22. Whoever said that never looks at old photographs? There's always the experience, and then it's gone. It's gone forever if you don't think of it again. And THAT'S what blogs are for.

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  23. I've been asked, and asked myself, why I blog... and its for all the reasons mentioned here. I enjoy it and Ive also received so much helpful information from reading others blogs. We're a family!

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