This has been a bit of a confused time for me regarding reading blogs. A fair number of bloggers have either changed their systems, or rather their blogging programme has insisted upon a different form for signing in to leave comments. I end up totally confused, trying to leave comments and going round in circles because I’ve forgotten passwords – maybe I never had a google mail account in the first place. So I read a blog, am interested, want to comment and then fail at the post. Sorry to be so absent from the commenting blogosphere. I can only hope it resolves itself soon.

The other thing I am noticing is that some bloggers, and I count myself as one of them, are posting less frequently. Have we said all we wanted to say? Is it the fact that the days are longer and the weather has been more clement than usual? Or are we getting lazy? It could be that the advent of facebook and twitter has drawn some bloggers into a new type of  mini-blogging, so that there is less time for a reasoned and thought-out post. Twitter pops up all the time demanding a response.  This isn’t my excuse, I reckon my life as a retiree is not interesting enough for constant bulletins.

I admire those people who manage to juggle it all. And there are some blogs I log into, pleased to read the thought of the day and to be granted the privilege of entering into another’s life and feelings. Recently I seem to have had too many rants in my head, perhaps it would help to put them down in print. That, however, is for another day.

Let me know what you think.

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8 Responses to

  1. Anne says:

    I am having the same problem with commenting. There seem to be some blogs that I just can’t get comments to post. I realize that I have been posting on my own blog less frequently, and I think that, for me, is because of serious complications in my life that take up a lot of time and energy. Unfortunately, much of this I can’t, because of its nature and involvement of other people, include in my blog posts in any detail. If I write about it at all I have to leave out the most interesting bits.

  2. Mina says:

    A brief rant every so often is good for you – also for your blog readers. It frequently lets us have a rant along with you. Keep smiling, keep bloggin.

  3. Lydia says:

    I know what you mean about those passwords. Suddenly all WordPress blogs are requiring them and it sidetracks me. I haven’t noticed people have lessened blogging, probably because I read so many blogs by people who join in writing prompts. Your comment about Twitter makes me glad I have not started that. I don’t need any more demands than I have already (I even have our land-line phone set to “Do Not Disturb” so I don’t hear it ring!).

    I do notice that I am feeling kinda worn out, and that probably is because of all the extra stuff to do with longer days. Which reminds me, I need to get to sleep! I will look forward to reading your rants, Freda. 🙂

  4. Dianne says:

    I missed you. Yes, I noticed the drop in the postings each day. Too bad. Oldsters have much to say. Hard to believe they have said it all. Dianne

  5. Suem says:

    Carry on blogging! The more you do it the easier it is. Having said that, I know I may reach a point where I’ve said it all and need to move on:)

  6. Ray Barnes says:

    Do have a rant Freda. Everyone else does!

    I find that there are days when everything seems too mediocre to put any of it into words. It’s bad enough boring the ‘pants off” the regular readers without putting off prospective new readers.

    I really do think it’s good to say/write what is on your mind. Somehow putting in print what is drifting through the ‘fog’ helps to clarify ideas.

    I absolutely adore the meerkats too, and Sergei is my absolute favourite. His sad old eyes and dear little skinny paws are so appealing.
    Lovely picture of Misty too.

  7. LC says:

    Freda, I always look forward to your posts. Perhaps what you think of as ordinary is not ordinary at all to me, here on the warm humid, flat Mississippi Gulf Coast. That said, I, too, fall into blogging dismals, pondering why in the world do I bore on and on about stuff.

    But eventually I think about the fact that, boring or not, I want to remember things about this stage of life, and Retirement Daze is my strategy for doing that. And so I stick my toe timidly back into blogging waters. True, I will never be a champion swimmer. But splashing and paddling around, I have become acquainted with wonderful, interesting fellow bloggers who enrich my life.

    And by the way, I enjoy each new Misty photo and anecdote.

  8. Sheila says:

    I have a good excuse. I am supposedly doing a travel blog and at times I just stay put!

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