Blogs or books?


I know I don’t talk much about my mom, and maybe some of you think I might not even have one. But, I do. In fact, in some ways she is just as nutty as my mother-in-law…but that would need a whole new blog site and I just don’t have enough hours in my day to cover that canvas!

Anyways, my mom has taken on the hobby of writing books and she is constantly sending me emails about how to work certain e-book software or where to find files she’s saved on her hard drive. Bless her heart for trying, I respond when I can with any help, but quite often her level of patience has long since passed most of my replies and she has moved on to new websites and new freeware to try. Frankly, I just can’t keep up with it all.

Now that I am a humble teacher, I no longer work in the fast lane of commerce and absent more than 8 years from my old “office cubicle”, my computer skills have waned. I no longer have the time nor the wish to jump back on the bandwagon of the latest technology. I use what I need and move on with my life. Even blogging has presented certain challenges for me which is why you don’t see any fancy stuff here. Sometimes I visit other blogs and I’m no longer sure I am looking at a personal blog or a big banner advertisement for something I don’t want.

So, back to my mom…she has recently suggested that I consider writing a book instead of publishing a public diary here. It’s not that I have not considered the idea myself, but I have two major factors working against me. 1. I’m lazy and 2. I’m a commitment phoebe.

I mean why else would I think it was a brilliant idea to buy a Nintendo Wii to get exercise? I love the idea that I can play stupid games and be brainwashed into thinking that I am getting some exercise because some little computer screen tells me I am.

As for the commitment thing, well let me do the math for you. I married a guy who I don’t spend more than 6 months a year with. So aside from the fact that I no longer “date”, I can spend 6 months enjoying a single life. No nagging husband, no extra laundry, food shopping or cooking! And because we don’t see each other often I never have to pretend I have a headache to avoid having sex.

So, if I ever change my lazy, non-committal ways I’ll let ya know…but then again, you can just read the book.

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About lmarmstrong66

I'm a blogger, painter, writer, singer. For the love of all things in nature and creativity.
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2 Responses to Blogs or books?

  1. Melissa says:

    Blogging is nice because it’s interactive – you can keep people updated, sharing a little part of your life several times a week, and get comments as soon as you post. No need to slave away over an entire manuscript and then try to find a publisher!

    I love to read books as well, but I seem them as a contained and defined sort of work. Blogs are more like a slice of life whose topics and emotions can wander all over the place!

    Please keep it up! 🙂

  2. Yes Melissa I agree!
    The interaction of blogging gives me something back that I am not sure a physical book could. Although I still love to curl up on the couch with the cat and a good book too : )

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