Time for a change around here.
*Sigh* Y'know, the internet is a wonderous, fragile, fascinating and dangerous place. Oh yeah, you knew. Enough said. On a positive note, I've being learning about zombies. And how to battle against them. And then some. Let me share....................
Over the past few weeks I've had a great deal of time to kill (awful expression that, killing time). And yes, you're right, I could have spent it crafting or reading or writing. I was just too unwell, drugged-up and unmotivated and, truth be told too absorbed into travelling the blogosphere to do owt else (a northern phrase - owt=nought=nothing). I'll go as far as suggesting I had a bit of an addiction phase going on. As in, morning starts: wake up, turn on computer check blogger, before tablets toilet teeth tea toast. Hmmmm.
I've been all around the world. I've visited (sometimes leaving comments, oftentimes just ahem lurking) blogs in many countries, in most continants. Virtually. I've gained insight, nay, witnessed the most amazing, or heartwarming, or heartbreaking, sorrowful, joyful, or mundane, prosaic lives and lifestyles, stories and events. I've wanted to share. I've mentally composed posts. I've wanted to write about blogging, and about blogs. I've thought about this alot. Blogging is a very thought-provoking pastime.
I started off with craft blogs. Colourful, inspiring, technical, helpful. I wandered into home-making, small-holding, arts, literature, all things vintage, frugal, green and minimalist. All have a hold on me. Learn new skills, get ideas, find validation. But I wanted more.
Read a blog post. Read the comments left. Link to the commentors. Read their blog. Link to.....and so on. Start to meet blogs I've visited already, commented on, sometimes weeks before. But got there by a different route. Sometimes I stand by my comments - hey! I said that woah! or sometimes I groan, I was too hasty! in my rush to leave a message and move on. Sometimes I didn't remember visiting or commenting, like seeing a ghost of me, in the wrong place.
I've read a lot of blogs.
And slowly something less transient, more meaningful started to evolve. Not just the serendipitous spider's web, but a shape of a change in the way I was thinking and reacting, mirrored in the blogs I found.
If this has happened to you then you'll recognise what I mean. Some key points, maybe erm......
Living with gratitude
Clearing more space
Getting rid of stuff
All from the same nursery.
The new year, twenty eleven, is nearly upon us. Time for a change.
I need a plan.
- Deal with the zombies. Start by identification. Find a plan here farbeyondthestars
- Build an escape tunnel. Find a plan here Regards From The Balcony
- Eat real food. Do this already. You can find it here veganlunchbox and a gzillion other places
- Stop being a packrat. Clear out clutter as demonstrated here minimalistpackrat
- Creat your new life, discover your passion here christinekane.com
- Just care more as shown fantastically here notesfromthefrugaltrenches
Don't want to be a zombie? Me neither!
What's your plan?