I am really struggling. For the past week I have started writing a blog for it to go nowhere. What’s with that? The girl who can talk about most anything is found speechless! Yikes! What is happening to me?
I think part of the problem is that I have been sick with a nasty cold, or upper respiratory infection, or the plague for almost four weeks straight. I realized that many of my blogs are inspired by something or someone—maybe from a conversation, or maybe from an observation. While sick, I only observed my living room and my bedroom. Yeah, that didn’t bring a lot of inspiration.
It does make me think how our interacting with others and with our community brings ideas and revelations. I am a connection person. I love connecting with people, and I really love connecting people together who may not know each other, but who I know have a common ground. That was missing for the last few weeks. It left my brain kind of blank. But then, maybe my brain was needed to go into overdrive to fight this bug that was invading my body.
Maybe I just needed to take a brain-break or is it brain-brake? I did brake my brain to take a break. Oh, the English language—don’t you just love it? Synonyms, antonyms, homonyms, metaphors, and similes. By the way, break and brake are homophones, which means words that they are words spelled differently, sound alike, but have different meanings. Of course, the most famous of the homophones that people have trouble distinguishing which to use (why, I don’t know) are there, their, and they’re. A word such as lead can have different meanings, such as to be in front of like to lead a band, or the metal lead. Those are called homographs. Some say those are both homonyms, and some say not. I will leave those discussions with the scholars of the written word. It’s like, who came up with this English language that is so filled with these double meaning words, and exceptions to the rule, like “i before e except after c?”
Okay, I’m done with the vocabulary lesson, although I must say that I am fascinated by words, not only their meanings, but also their sounds. Have you ever said a word over and over until the word sounds really odd and out of place? Or, is that only me?
So while I am turning my brain back on to thinking and writing, I am curious to hear from you who read my blogs, what ones do you like the best?
Here is a list of possible categories and blogs. You can click on the link to see each blog. This is just a sampling under the categories. I am really wanting feedback of what my followers like reading.
Biographical – Either my story or stories from my family tree.
Who’s you Daddy?, The Mother-In-Law, Exploring My Roots, Love in Any Language, Accidents Happen, She Would Have Been 100
Philosophical and Spiritual – How I interpret life and its meaning.
Life Lessons and Trees, What Do Your Scars Look Like?, I’m Dying, When God Says No
Travel – Stories of my travels
King Of The Road, Crossing The Pond, Views Of My Arizona Mountain
Work – The good/bad experiences in the workplace
Miraculous Healing In The Workplace, Are You like Them?Are You Not?, Bad Bosses—I Had My Share, And You?
Holiday Traditions – Stories about my holidays
A Stressless & Delicious Thanksgiving, Oh, Tannenbaum, Oh, Come All Ye Faithful, The Magic of Christmas
Friendship – Stories of Friends and connection
Losing Friends Too Soon, Do You Have Class?
Random – Stories that just come out of nowhere
What Makes You Laugh?, Sleep, Can You Make It Happen?, Musical Memories, Baking Queen
Do you have a favorite of all the blogs I have written over the past couple years? What are they?
I am so fortunate that I have 165 followers on this blog page, and an additional128 who follow through the Facebook blog page which links to this blog page. I appreciate everyone who stops and takes a few minutes to read my stories. Thank you!
I hope that I get many responses, so I know what you find interesting in my blogs, and what topics you would like to see more.
Help my brain unlock the many stories that are still in those little grooves in my brain. I know there are more—I just need to know what topics you like reading. I am sure it is different for everyone, and that is great. It will just inspire me to find those stories.
Please leave a comment below, and encourage me to find those other little stories. Thank you again for reading my ramblings.
I like reading of family stories and of events in both places where you have homes. I also like travel stories of you and your husband. I have learned that taking a break is good for the blog. Hope you start to feel better. I was thinking of you as we put our house on the market. We had an offer within a week. We are under contract, now that the inspection is over. We close in three weeks. Next week, we go to the suburbs of Atlanta to find a new one. Hope you all are doing fine on yours.
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Thank you for your input. I live following your life adventures on your blog! The house is still on the market. So happy yours sold quickly and you will be near family soon.
I can completely relate! I thought for a while I was going to have to close my blog because I just could not find the words? get inspired? get motivated? I don’t know what was going on, but I finally decided to just enjoy the break and read more of what others have been writing. I don’t always comment, but I enjoy reading about your adventures and hope you will get over this writer’s block very soon!
Thank you for your feedback. Word are slowly leaking back into my brain! I should be there soon!
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