Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Getting Bored Now

I know. I know. If I've got so much time on my hands that I'm getting bored, I should get off my a** and clean something.

My husband went out of town yesterday. I have the place to myself for about a week. It takes a day or two to get used to. I don't have to schedule things around another person. I can eat lunch and dinner whenever and not wait around for him to come home. I could go out if I wanted, but that would just tempt me to spend money, which I am trying not to do. And I have the computer all to myself for the first time in almost a month.

I guess that is the boring part at the moment. Normally when I have the place to myself like this I would maybe watch a bit of TV, do a bit of cleaning, check messages and read a few blog posts, and then repeat the whole process. But as far as the blogs go, there just doesn't seem to be much going on.

Now, my friend up north is still posting, and some other people are still posting, but a lot of people seem to be taking a break. It is understandable. One of my readers spent most of last week in bed, and not in a good way. Two of my readers have recently broken up with their boyfriends, and to say that they broke up with boyfriends really makes light of their situations. I have just learned that one reader is having to deal with an ailing parent. Some of my readers have children, and no doubt at times the children get sick or have other problems. People take breaks from blogging once in a while. They have real life to deal with.

Still, it does seem unusually quite out there. I try to keep up with a few blogs in England, but there's barely anything going on there since maybe Wednesday. Possibly a meteor hit England and killed the bloggers in question? Probably not. Maybe the Internet is down for the whole country? No, that isn't it either, as I checked another blogger from there and she is still posting. And she didn't mention any meteors. So they just all seem to be busy at the same time.

There's a few blogs that I tend to read, not cause I'm friendly with the writers, but just to keep up with the soap opera drama of it all. One of them has decided to stop blogging. She was nice enough to warn her readers that she probably wouldn't be writing anymore. We all stopped by to wish her well, and some of us stop by again and again to see if maybe she's changed her mind.

A message-board that I used to be very active on shut down for a bit. It was supposed to upgraded and running again about a week ago, but so far it isn't.

I finally got some chat room time with a friend yesterday. But other than that, it's all been a bit dull.

I wonder if some of it has to do with New Year's resolutions. I think that some of us resolve to quit spending so much time on the Internet. And if your resolutions had nothing to do with the computer, maybe getting them done takes up some of your time, and that equals less blog time.

Okay, that's enough whining. Back to work.


evil-e said...

My break ended last week and I am back to work on blogging about my usual brand of nothing. The holidays were very quiet..apparently everybody has things to do that time of year.

I am trying to get back on the circuit again and start visiting more blogs again.

dmarks said...

I've considered the blog break, or doing a post every 4 days or so. But I have a long commute now, and my mind wanders, and I keep thinking up new posts.