• Brief Thoughts

    Brief Thoughts

    For when time is short and when ideas are hiding A big shoutout to Glen Mackenzie at https://justabitfurther.wordpress.com for giving me this brilliant idea of writing shorter blog posts when I have no time or ideas. I hope he doesn’t mind me using it. This last week has been a bit weird and although I have a blog post planned, half-written even, the time I need to finish it, never mind the concentration, is just not there. Let me explain: we are having the garden landscaped to make it possible for me to go around outside in my power chair.  We have a small house and a small garden.  The means…

  • Blogging

    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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    Does a good morning routine make you a better blogger?

    And does it contribute to being successful? I’ve just read an article written by a successful blogger interviewing other successful bloggers about their morning routine and how it contributes to their productivity during the day. In every single one of the six interviews I read, no matter when they woke up, no matter what time of the morning, be it 5 a.m. or 9, their first task was writing. Journaling was the most popular thing, setting out goals for the day, reflecting and thinking. Clearly none of these bloggers have children, bar one, who said she had a 5 year old. She writes before the child wakes. I have to…

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    Why am I so distracted again

    I am procrastination personified Photo by Patrick Tomasso on Unsplash I’m fed up with my lack of focus, concentration, my procrastination and, worst of all, my tendency to be distracted. Somehow my writing has become something to be avoided. How bad is that?  I love writing. But I realise I’m trying to write in a style that’s not mine. I talk about why further on. Last week I moved my free hosted blog to a self hosted one.  The wonderful people at wpbeginner.com helped by doing it for me for free.  A big shout out to them.  I chose a theme similar to my old one which I loved, tested it on…

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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?…