Thursday, June 30, 2011

What do you find most challenging about blogging?

 Finding the ideas for posts. It is easy when we are busy, I can write about a trip to Santa Barbara to see the grandson. We got a travel trailer to….Travel, and I thought I could write about that, too. As I am getting older I find I have just enough energy to get up in the morning, go to work and come back home. So this is why I stopped blogging the first and the second time. Just not enough interesting things going on in my life to write about, I thought. Now that retirement is a month away, and we will be moving back to Missouri.  Presumably, I will have other things to occupy me, and I know I can write about that; but still are my goals specific enough? Why do I want to write? As fascinating as our retirement will be for us and maybe our kids, it still might be hard to find things to write about. So I started looking at the writing blogs. What a concept…! I found Mama Kat! She has a weekly prompt challenge, which, I decided to do every week no matter what else I write about.

 How many times I tell myself on Tuesday, well there isn’t any thing for me there. It’s Mommy stuff or since I don’t have a wry sense of humor. (Mr Bankerchick would say none) I doubt anyone would think I was funny or smart or whatever. But I force myself to write something from the list.  Then I follow instructions and read the three prompts ahead of me. I have checked out some good  blogs many that I have gone back to during the week.  I actually have some followers.  So it works for me.  She also has the prompt generator, which I use for other ideas.  I actually have 3 postings that I am perfecting for publication, once I find pictures for them.  That's another retirement goal, to get ALL of my picture, and my mom's pictures scanned so I can post something of interest for the kids, and grandkids, some day

The past two weeks have been harder than usual, as I joined the ranks of the living dead.  I have had a virus that shot me down and also used up all the rest of the PTO I had saved for a nice payout when I retired.  Great Plans gone, but I was glad not to take unpaid time off.   But today I am much better and have joined the land of the living.  Although, I will have to assume nursing duties for Mr Bankerchick who has been laid low.
This weeks prompts are:
1.) Describe a memorable first date.
2.) Write about a child you find inspiring.
3.) What do you find most challenging about blogging?
4.) Name a pet peeve you have about how other parents raise their kids. Go on…stir the pot.
5.) We often spend time and energy talking about people in our lives we don’t see enough of. Describe a person in your life you are in contact with often. What does he/she mean to you?


  1. Believe it or not I seem to have less time to blog since I retired! I now limit my posts to 3 per week - 2 microfiction and either a funny which has usually been sent to me by email or a travelogue about our recent travels.

  2. Stopping by from Mama Kat's…

    I too stopped blogging for a while and struggle to find the time to post. I'm sure I can come up with a lot of things to talk about, it is actually finishing the post which seems to take up the most time.

    The best of skill in finding the time and the topics for your blog.

  3. Totally get it. All my best ideas or thoughts on blog post I know I want to do occur in the shower then disappear as soon as I sit to write. *sigh*

  4. Aren't mamakat's writing prompts the best. I started blogging just a little while ago and ran into the same problem...and solution, so I can totally relate.