It was fun being a part of National Blog Posting Month in November. I had fun reading tons of blogs and meeting new people. I did learn a few things about myself, not all of them good. But hey, exploring different aspects of your personality is all part of the process of growing up, right?
I want to read everything. However, trying to read tons of blogs, work a full time job, and take care of a family means that I was unable to devote the time needed to any of those things. My brain went on overload. Just when I had delved into a great story, my son was interrupting me to ask for crazy things like food or water. It just got nuts.
I don't like "have to". So much of adult life is "have to". We have to work, we have to pay bills, we have to follow the rules. I stopped worrying about posting every day because it got to be a chore, yet another "have to". Some of my writing felt forced as a result, and weren't my best. I could have cheated and thrown in tons of pictures, but I didn't. Maybe I should have. I will be happy to go back to unscheduling my blog, and not worrying if I miss a day. At least until April, when they do the A to Z thing.
I intensely dislike captcha. I understand that there are evil people out there who get their jollies by spamming blogs or spreading malware to the masses. I get that people want to make sure that they avoid those evil people. But when I've struggled through the tiny print on my phone(I read most blogs while standing in line or other times) and hit the comment button, it's extra punishment to see that window with the even tinier numbers and letters pop up. Also, when I get a message saying that "your comment is too short!" after I've typed a comment, it makes me want to just turn my computer off and not comment at all. And sometimes that's exactly what I do.
So, dear readers, what do you guys think?
And here is a precious kitty for you to look at. Maybe you can convince her to get off of the Christmas stocking she has been sitting on for the last five hours, so we can finish decorating for Christmas.