You know it’s time to blog more often (or shut down the blog) when the frequency of wordpress updates far exceeds that of your posts.
Not that there haven’t been topics I’ve wanted to blog about. But typing on your phone (as I am doing now) or on a tablet can be really frustrating. Maybe it works for those who write short posts. Or maybe I’ll get better with more practice. I’d love to hear from those who habitually blog from their phones as to how they do it. Tweeting and Facebook updates are one thing, long blog posts are quite another.
Not that I get the chance to sit and compose blog posts – my daughter S seems to take up every available second of my time. The only reason I finally got the free time to start this post was that S fell sick – a nasty viral infection, which meant that she wanted to lie on my lap all day long. So I had some downtime when I could peer into a tablet (or phone) – at least until I caught the infection from her. But it was startling to see that so few of the blogs I follow had seen many posts either. Clearly, blogging is dying, and soon my trusty Google Reader will be dead too.
I am emerging from a hibernation of many kinds. Here in the upper mid-west, we are still digging out from all the snowstorms. There is snow on the deck and ice in the shaded parts of the driveway. It’s the vernal equinox today, the first day of astronomical spring, apparently. The key word here is “astronomical”. It has nothing to do with the weather. Temperatures are 25 degrees below normal (and yes, well below zero celsius). Not to mention the biting wind, and 25 mph of it. This winter, I have sometimes wondered whether I am living in Alaska. Mind you, parts of Alaska (the southeast, especially) are much warmer. Juneau, the capital, has probably never seen temperatures below zero celsius.
But back to us – meteorological spring seems months away – maybe, just maybe, I can enjoy a 50 degree day in July, do you think ? If I cross my fingers and don’t jinx it? Temperatures can only increase from here on! Someday soon, we will even get to step out without dressing up like an eskimo! Lots of things to cheer about.
As additional proof that Spring is approaching, I even saw birds for the first time in months ! And no, they were not penguins. I think they were grouse. I even heard birdsong ! That was definitely not from penguins. Granted, all this was before the last snowstorm, and I have neither seen nor heard any birds since, but no doubt they are hiding somewhere. Soon, there will be birds and something like the start of spring. And after the ice in the backyard recedes and the glaciers melt – no wait, that’s just the pond, we can even see a spot of green in the landscape ! (And no, I don’t mean the algae in the pond.)
It’s time to come out of hibernation, and I suppose my blog should too.