But hello, empty WordPress editor, screen, even more sparse when the Gutenburger editor opens full screen.
More white space.
Forgive me blog, for it has been 11 days since my last post, and it’s been only 3 this month.
Even doing my ALL CAPS tweets of impersonation has lost its luster. President ALL CAPS was last seen April 7.
Yes, as my Cori reminds me, with her lovely wry smile, “there is a pandemic going on.”
Everything seems to feel, well, sluggish, in energy. That pile of work peeking out in ignored open browser tabs, windows left open. I try to get my daily photos in, but maybe it’s once a week to get to posting.
Blog drafts rummage around in my head, whispering, swirling like that majestic plastic bag.
Yet the blogging, Just. Does. Not Happen.
If anything all these years of blogging has taught– hold the bus! I completely missed the Blogiversy. April 19 was the start 17 years ago. Yes, that the only way to crack a blogjam is just to crack it open, and there is always the reliable Blogging About Blogging or Blogging About Not Blogging.
So here it is.
And what do I really have to be dragging about? Here in our quiet little town in one of the quietest provinces of Canada, we are safe, with food, internet, cat and dog playing together.
People elsewhere are dealing with much more.
Break the jam.
Then via Stephen Downes OLdaily I learned of the passing of Keith Lyons, and it will be his final blog post. I can’t say I know Keith, but he’s commenting, linked, tweeted back and forth for a while. I can find a first comment from Keith on my blog from 2008, during CCK08. And a trackback from Keith’s blog as recent a January 27 this year. And a rather complimentary post from Keith, or a “PT” (Post Terrific?), from a 2014 Howard Rheingold did with me .
Yet, in reading his obituary blog post, there is much much more to this man that I never knew. So what is known of us, what is not known, seems to always be a wide gap.
I’m humbled by Keith’s story and legacy, and also awakened to that non-original notion that our time here is pretty much a blink, especially to a planet. Use this time better than well. Squeeze every bit of opportunity out of it. Live it with as many people you can touch, connect with, make a difference for.
So this is my busting the blogjam open. Not that anyone is noticing, not that it even matters that blogging is a dwindling act in lieu of the social media quick fix (please react to this with an emoji).
It’s just that the writing here, in the past, has always been a thing to help punch through challanges and thought jams.
The blog gates are open. At least right now.
Featured Image: Logtumble.jpg a Wikimedia Commons image placed into the public domain as the work of a US Government agency. I thought I had my own photos of a river full of logs, but this one works well as these are petrified logs from Petrified National Park in Arizona, a rather underrated park worth a visit if you are ever hoofing the I-40 between Flagstaff and Albuquerque.