Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Mojo, baby!!


Phew! I think that last post really took it out of me. All of that heartfelt sentiments stuff....
It's taken me days to get back my blogging mojo.
Plus I've fallen into a very seductive trap over the last few days. A trap that those fiendish devisers of Bloglines have delicately set up, and to which I fell. The trap of hopping on and thinking, "I'll just catch up on the blogs of others before I get started on mine."
I've discovered that it's not a good move to do that. The blogs of others are a diverse mix of all sorts of things, much of which is written very well. Or photographed beautifully. Or (to be honest) simply far more interesting than what was vaguely on my mind to write about when I got up that morning. Then the boys appear before me, tousle-headed (because they actually have hair to tousle) and the day swings into gear. Before I know what's happening, instead of writing, I'm standing in front of the stove frantically flipping pancakes. Or eye-droppering the dog. Or whatever. And so my peaceful writing time has pretty much gone for the day.
Being the proud owner of the huge intellect that I possess, it has dawned on my mighty mind that perhaps I should go back to my old routine, born of the Time Of Work, otherwise known as the School Year. Where quiet personal time is sparse, so I have to get up, grab a coffee and start blogging before we have to race off to work. If there's time before 7am to check out the blogs of others, I do. Otherwise that's what the computer at work is for. (What? You thought it was for educating the young kiddies? No no no. It's there for my personal use. But I'm a professional. I'm more than willing to fit in the odd spot of teaching around my internet surfing. It seems a small price to pay for internet speeds that are far faster than at home.)
So here I am.
6.46am.
Blogging.
(I wonder what's happening on the blogs of others?)
I can hear a magpie. Maris is outside doing that weird cat growl that means there's another cat around. She's staring fixedly at the side fence. Someone just slammed a car door.
(Has Kim updated? Or Jane? Has Stuntmother reconsidered? Has that really funny teacher guy continued his post about the drunken train ride? )
The pidgeons have started cooing. I love this time of day. So calm and peaceful...
(Has Steph fixed her computer? Is it still snowing in America? Has Boo slept through the night?)
This is worse than being addicted to Days Of Our Lives....
Ah well. No point fighting it. I'm off to refill my coffee cup and enjoy a spot of reading. I'll catch up with you at your blog.
Cheers!

9 comments:

Hip Mama Crafts said...

hi frogdancer... it is an addiction isn't i? It is a wonder any of us get projects done! I found you by way of crazy mom quilts...

Joke said...

It's very simple. You blog first and then, to reward yourself, you read the blogs of others.

-J.

River said...

What Joke said.......
Damn, now I want pancakes.
And I've already got the sausage hotpot cooking...........

Fairlie said...

What Joke said x2...

But that doesn't mean I always follow my own advice!

Frogdancer said...

mmmmm... sausage hotpot.....

So let's see if I get it... Me first; then others????

It's so deliciously selfish! I love it!

Kelley said...

That was such a beautiful post. I was getting all wrapped up in it. I could smell the coffee, hear the magpie, wondered who was slamming a car door at this ungodly hour..... and then you mentioned my Boo....

And I got something in my eye ;)

Thanks babe. That really touched me.

Frogdancer said...

Oh Kelley...

your comment really touched me. Thanks for letting me know.
Glad you were able to get a full night's sleep last night.

MP said...

You are 100% correct..I find myself telling people, "Yeah my friend has this cyst" or "OMG you should see my friends pictures from their vacation"..and really it's my blogroll that I read..It IS like a soap..and I do miss people when they take breaks..
PS..Thanks so much for turning me on to 1-2-3 I love you..that guy is a riot!!

h&b said...

What Joke and Fairlie said.

I always update.. and THEN go browsing. Not even sure why .. but upon hearing what the other-way-round does to you, i'm fairly secure i've got it right :p