Hello again. This writing is going to be quick and choppy, and a bit random. Please forgive the rust and the disconnects. Hopefully as more posting happens around here, things will smooth out.
She's using the month of April to post weekly prompts and participants are invited to use the experience to inspire their own postings, link up, and discover other bloggers.
The challenge is short and sweet and just the little kick in the pants that I need to get back to blogging. Posting has been on my To Do list for a year, but somehow always gets itself bumped to the bottom in favor of unimportant things like sleeping, or cooking for my family.
Of course I spend lots of time watching television and knitting (The Blacklist, anyone? And my guilty pleasure, Poirot.), or "micro-blogging" on Twitter, or just clicking around on Ravelry and Pinterest. And all those things tie into this week's theme of Interactions and Community. But I have to say this past year I've been interacting online less and in person more (difficult for this introvert, but a growth opportunity) and my community has expanded to include (gasp) more people who actually live in my state. Last summer I even traveled a bit and met some of my internet friends IRL, which, despite the air-travel-induced vertigo and the sleep deprivation, was really super.
But my favorite way to communicate on a daily basis is definitely via e-whatever, and even when I get off the phone after a 2 hour conversation with my sister, I find myself sitting at my keyboard and firing off an email to her full of links to the things we were talking about, because that is how my brain works now. Like the cup says, this is both good and bad.
Now, as this is a blogging challenge issued by a fellow knitter, I would be remiss if I didn't mention my interactions with other lovers of yarn. Of course there is Ravelry, which fills so many holes as a community. But it's my local knitting group that gathers weekly that is so very accessible. Though I don't always make it to the meetings, I do enjoy sitting in the knitting circle when I can, and those friends seem always able to show me how to solve the world's problems each week. Naturally, they help solve my yarny issues, too, which is priceless. And I'm not the only one who also knows how to crochet, which is another warm fuzzy to put in the bucket.
Find yourself some community. Interact, even if you are an introvert. It may tire you out, but it's also a kind of vitamin that will keep parts of your soul from atrophy and keep you growing. And that, my friend, is also priceless.
Like I said, the writing today is a bit disjointed, but as we get on with the challenge it will hopefully improve. Thanks for wading through with me.