It's been a rough couple of months. Back in late February I caught a virus that was diagnosed as "Nothing serious, You'll get over it." Well, it's still hanging around, causing general aches and pains, fatigue, and now an ugly rash that itches and spreads. Still, the diagnosis is, "Yep. You may have it for several more months. Don't worry. It's not serious and it's not contagious." It has a name, but the name defies what I remember of my Latin. So I've been covering up and plugging away. Note to self: It's really miserable to feel awful but not bad enough to go to bed or get sympathy! (End of Whine)
Now I'm headed into a week in which I'm host for a meeting/conference sponsored by the non-profit where I serve in the role of President. We have over 100 people coming in, so I'll be spending at least three full days in our downtown office getting ready for and pulling off that little show. I'm exhausted already just thinking about it. Something on my schedule has to suffer, and this blog has been elected.
Do you remember a popular old song called "There'll Be Some Changes Made"? It should be my theme song right now, because I really need to do some changing. For the past three months, I've been blogging five to seven times a week, and the result was that I didn't get any other writing done. I had a book outline all ready, but I just couldn't get into it. I blamed it on writer's block, but I also knew I was cranking out 500 to 600 word columns every day, so I wasn't really blocked.
The last two weeks have been a test. I signed up to do a NaNoWriMo April Camp, vowing to write at least 30,000 words of that new book during the month. To clear the way, I put together a list of ten old blog posts that I could use to fill this spot for a couple of weeks. And what happened? It's April 13th, and I've already written over 20,000 words. I'm getting a pretty clear message here. It's time to make some changes.
I intend to leave this blog up, and I'll be back now and then when I have something really juicy to write about. But in this spot, I'm going to post the links to four "Scoop It" pages that I "curate." If you haven't run across Scoop It, I think you'll find it useful. I have declared four topics that I am interested in. As I explore the internet, read certain topic-related websites, and follow other bloggers, I can identify articles that I would like to share with you. You can go directly to my Scoop It page on that specific topic and find what I consider to be particularly interesting or important.
I'll be posting the links tomorrow, so stop by and click on one of them. You'll be able to come back to that page, click on one of the links, and get fresh new material every few days. Hope you enjoy it!