• Brief Thoughts

    A Few Random Thoughts

    The things on my mind today Hi, how are you? I think today’s post is going to have to be a bit short.  I’m carrying out a major overhaul of my blog.  Nothing that will necessarily be noticeable but there are certain things I realise I did wrong when first I started my blog nearly a year ago, and other things I didn’t do when I migrated to self hosting. So fiddling and twiddling is necessary.   I’m wondering how you’re all feeling about the easing of lockdown restrictions? For those of us with chronic illness it can be a difficult time.   I was definitely anxious about leaving the…

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    Why I Love Blogging

    The 5 things I love about it Writing This has to be the first thing obviously. It is my whole reason for being and blogging. I’ve always loved writing since being a child. After I became a disabled person I’ve been able to write on my tablet. I wrote a journal. Before that I wrote in notebooks. Sharing I love the fact that blogging means sharing. Sharing things with others which may give them pleasure, or resonate with them or that they can relate to. The are other disabled and chronically ill people out there who might need to relate or communicate with others like themselves. Learning There is so…

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    Two things I struggle with every day

    But I think I may have found the answer The other evening I was in bed with my iPad in front of me.  If I take it to bed with me when I go at 6pm, which is not often, it’s because I’m playing a game or listening to my audio book, or more often than not both.  This is my downtime.   Suddenly I felt the urge to write.  This is what I wrote.  I have not touched it since I wrote it, which means it has not been edited at all, so please forgive typos etc. ‘I do my best work at night.  At least I would do.…

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    What my Blog means to me

    It’s all about community It’s a bad MS day today – aches and pains, tired and depressed blah blah! I can’t tell if it’s stress at the current situation we’re all in or just a normal day in the life of an MSer. It is all very depressing. I miss my family, my friends and even the noise outside. It’s not normal. I feel incredibly selfish writing this, there are so many people in a much worse situation than me. But I am so so tired. I hate having to write what I’ve just written because it’s not like me. But are any of us really like ourselves just now?…

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    Why good notes are a must for writers

    Organise your notes to avoid scraps of paper! I listened to an interview with the fiction writer Louise Penny recently. She said that she had suffered from writers block, and had seen a therapist.  She learned that the biggest obstacle to writing is fear. Fear stops thoughts, ideas and characters entering one’s mind freely and then being transferred onto paper. Recently, I heard the quote ‘the only thing we have to fear is fear itself’ (F D Roosevelt). The next day, I opened an e mail from the British Library focused on writing, Then, quite coincidentally, I read an article about President Roosevelt in which the same quote appeared. This…