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I Really Do Know Better

…than to say I’m going to do any challenge, whether it be tarot, journaling, or even just taking pictures for a month. I start with great intentions, miss a day or two, and the next thing I know, I’ve missed 3 weeks! Life got in the way of the Prompt challenge, and I only did one blog entry about them.

Ah well.

Strangely enough, both my friend Johanne on Twitter and The Bloggess asked about blogging today; Johanne wondered if it is dead, and The Bloggess wrote that a friend of hers wrote a post calling all bloggers who’d fallen out of the habit to pick it up again. I happen to be home from work today because the below-freezing temps and my car didn’t get along this morning, and so I caught both comments.

What are your thoughts on blogging? Do you blog like it’s your journal/diary? Is it your business blog? Do you like that all the posts here are public, or do you prefer the LiveJournal/Dreamwidth option of posting to specific lists of people if you want a bit of privacy? Or is the micro-bloggin aspect of Tumblr more your thing, using it as Twitter, Instagram, and a blog all in one? I must admit, I did enjoy Tumblr for that reason, but had a devil of a time getting people to follow me there.

It’s fall and the time to rethink things, regroup, re-whatever-needs-to-be-re’d…

Thoughts?

With hope,

Pip

©Pip Miller- November 2018

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Calgon Isn’t Helping Anymore

Found this on Instagram:

And yeah…

So much has been going on since my last post, and every time I sit down to write, you know what stops me? SEO. Thinking that I need to write the perfect subject line for SEO. I don’t know about y’all, but it is, as she says, exhausting.

Also, really? Doctor branding?? Just help me feel better, gorramit!!

So simple things first:

Twitter. Still using it, but a bit less because the news is so overwhelming and I’m in complete despair about the direction our country is taking. It was mentioned by a coworker that every single healer he knew has been sick since last year in one way or another. I hear that. Bronchitis twice, abscessed tooth that caused my face to swell up like a grapefruit, and the kicker…I have fibromyalgia.

Yep. I’m a spoonie. And let me tell you: finding out that I have fibro explained SO much that I thought was simply attributed to stress, age, and other things. It’s both a relief and well, it’s fibro. Not much to do about it. Add in my tremors, and medication isn’t really an option. When your mom, who has been sick for 30 years, tells you, “Wow, you’re really fucked up!”, you know shit has done hit the fan. 😉

As a result of being sick so often, I was let go from my job the day before my birthday. *heavy sigh* It was a relief on one hand, because I was causing so much annoyance and disruption by missing days, and on the other hand, well, there went my income. Unemployment is…we won’t even talk about it. I do enjoy being able to pace myself as the day goes on, and I take a lot more “reading breaks”…aka sitting in the sun for hours with a good book…than I was able to before. It’s helping.

It also means I have more time to do lightwork, so that makes me happy. BTW, did you notice that I changed the look of the blog? I think it’s a bit more device-friendly now.

Tumblr. Giving it another whirl, and so far, I like it. I couldn’t use “This Hobbit’s Life” as the username, so I went with the one I chose for Twitter. A little continuity there. The cool thing about Tumblr is that it seems to be a creative space, lots of authors and artists (and witches…oh my goodness, the number of witches!), and three of my favorite authors are there –  Neil Gaiman, N. K. Jemisin, and Claudia Wair (you haven’t heard of my dear friend Claudia? You will!). I’m sure there are more, but I haven’t come across them yet.

—oh, wait, I just went to copy Claudia’s link, and she’s not on Tumblr now. Here’s her website. Keep your eye on her! You can follow her on Twitter, and Instagram, and sign up for her newsletter!

All in all, I think that’s everything since last I wrote. I hope everyone is well – I’ve been bad about checking in to WP and reading blogs of late.

Much love!

©Pip Miller – March 2018