This summer has been tough. I have written several posts about it: you can read all of June’s posts in case you missed the chaos of this summer. The hardest part for me is the blogging part. I can’t get caught up. I can’t write the way I want. I can’t sit and read the blogs I love to read. Last summer I didn’t know what I was missing. I wasn’t a part of the blogging community. This summer, I have made connections and found women that I care about and care what happens in their lives so I know what I am missing. Call me strange but I love tuning in to see what is going on in their worlds and sitting at the computer reading and sometimes chatting is the equivalent of meeting for coffee and catching up. I wanted to put links to all of the blogs that I read daily but my link button isn’t working (I have bought Word Press for Dummies and have scoured the SITS site and am working on being a better WP user because what I do know how to use, I love).
The other thing is this…it is hard to write in this heat (104 yesterday, 103 and rising today). I haven’t experienced this much writer’s block since I was in college having to write term papers. I don’t want to be a “Negative Nelly” or a “Sappy Sally” and right now, I am either or on any given day. My power is back on and really, I am thankful. My air conditioning is on its last leg and the thermostat is broken so it won’t let me change the temperature lower. Instead, the air will only kick on when it gets to a certain degree in the house which I am certain is 110 degrees. So…while I am thankful for the air…my face is melting off making it hard to write ANYTHING!
Contrary to what it might look like, it is rare that I have longer than ten minutes at my computer on any given day to write anything anyway. I email, check Facebook, or go on Twitter (Have I mentioned how much I love Twitter these days?) from my phone while waiting in carpool lines, drive-thru lines, doctor’s offices and at baseball or basketball games (only when my kid isn’t playing). I’m not good enough to blog from my phone and I miss it.
What about you bloggers? How has summer changed your blogging habits?
For those that don’t blog, has summer made something hard that is normally easy for you? Are you not able to do something that normally you loved to do?
Thankfully, I have Mama Kat’s Writing Prompts to help me along. Linking up with her today: