Unsolicited irksome blogging advice

Disclaimer: If your inbox was recently flooded with a whole bunch of stupidity from my blog, sorry, that was me doing stuff. πŸ™„ I briefly contemplated pausing or getting rid of the blog altogether but then…I didn’t. Anyway some of the posts are back now that were taken off and…just shoot me. But I think I’m back to my former (ab)normal self now. So here we go, back to regular programming…

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You know what irks me?

Many things irk me lately, but this email this morning I found particularly irksome.

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A day in my life – with lots of pictures

There were some issues with the neck brace delivery, and when it finally arrived, after I had gone to bed last night, it ended up not fitting right, nor was it comfortable. So much for accurate measurements.

I put it back in its box and will return it to Amazon. Thanks, but no thanks. I guess I’ll keep suffering. (woe is me blah blah blah)

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Waiting, a(nother) selfie, three 3s and a birthday message

Earlier today, I was still waiting for my neck brace which was supposed to be delivered yesterday. Did they run out of boxes at Amazon? More likely people…I heard there are more covid outbreaks all over the GTA (Greater Toronto Area).

This virus isn’t going away anytime soon, is it…

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Brought to you by my voice

This sentence is not written by keyboard but instead by my voice.

I think I just discovered a way to save my arms and neck and back. If I blog with my voice from now on perhaps that pinched nerve in my neck can heal and go away forever.

This is so much fun! Never mind that my dog is giving me the stink eye for disturbing his morning nap by talking into my phone.

I wonder if I can train my phone to make me coffee.

So, I have been sitting here talking instead of typing and will do this again later.

But first, β˜•.

Clandestine honesty

Those of you who have read here a while know that I’m a little bit…different.

Let’s go with that. πŸ™ƒ

Here is something about me though that most of you probably will not dispute: I am nothing if not creative.

As I continue to write my stories, and edit my stories, and proofread my stories, and finish my stories, and begin new stories, I realized something.

I need some personal experience to supplement some of my creativity. And this is the reason why I started a bit of an unusual experiment a couple of weeks ago.

Really unusual.

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How best to hook a reader

You know how they say you need a great first lead-in line to hook your reader? Never have I ever felt more hooked on reading this story thread than with this guy on twitter. I didn’t even need to read the whole sentence, just the first part, and I was in.

The story thread he posted to twitter had me spitting coffee (actually, wine, because I read it last night, but again this morning and the spitting prevailed).

I realize not everyone is like this, in Texas or anywhere else in the deep South. BUT, this sort of scenario was briefly touched on in the Walking Dead, or maybe the spin off…I can’t remember. And then the toilet paper fiasco happened to all of us less than a year ago which wasn’t weather related but did give us an unflattering glimpse into the state of humanity these days… πŸ™„

Weather has its own narrative, doesn’t it. For places that are not used to snow and cold weather, or who do not have reliable infrastructure (and politicians who run them) to turn to, well, this scenario in the twitter thread is quite telling.

But don’t believe me. Read for yourself. And for those of you who are shivering in Texas right now…hang in there. Someone I know in the Austin area told me warmer weather is right around the corner. ❀

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