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Friday, March 09, 2007

How To Lose Your Blogging Momentum

1. Adopt cats. Cats with "issues".

2. Register on facebook, devourer of free time.

3. Have your first ever total computer crash.

4. Fix your computer, and praise whatever god(s) you believe in that those writing files you've been meaning to back-up are still there.

5. Back-up your writing files.

6. Go back to playing on facebook.


I am so very easily distracted.


  1. Anonymous6:46 pm

    Hi, Marilyn! Ha, I hear you on the kitty front and on the computer crash front. I experienced my Not-So-Great Computer Crash last year, in September (my hard drive died), and believe me, I (re)learned a whole lot about the importance of backing up. I didn't lose any of my writing files, but I lost some precious pictures I'd neglected to back up. :-(

    I'm so glad your writing files were okay! What a relief.

    And how are your kitties doing? We've added a fourth kitty to our household, and though he's precious, we're having to teach him to be a housecat: meaning no playing with wires, shredding paper, eating out of pans on the stove, sharpening his claws on our boots, eating our shoelaces, etc., etc. Ha! Whatta little mess. But we love him. :)

    Oh, I posted a review of Neil Gaiman's novel Neverwhere this afternoon, if you'd like to check it out. :)

  2. Yes, I'd like to think I've learned my backing-up lesson, but honestly I doubt it. *shrug*

    The cats are doing pretty well. Our self-mutilating friend is still biting at his tail but with less ferocity, so he hasn't done anymore actual damage. We're in the middle of a trial-and-error attempt to find toys that will seem more enticing than the thing that's always wiggling around just behind him.

    But other than that they've turned out to be glorious sucks, always wanting to be where we are, cuddling.

    I don't know how I got along for as long as I did without cats.

  3. Anonymous6:51 pm

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  4. Anonymous6:53 pm

    Sorry about deleting the above comment -- it had too many errors, arrrgh!

    I hear you loud and clear. I think of the years I lived without cats (I'd had cats on and off since childhood, but I went a stretch of adult life without them), and those catless years seem so bereft when I look back on them. I honestly don't know what I'd do, how I'd make it without my purr-ecious Ballicai.

    I'm so glad your self-mutilating kitty is going easier on his tail, bless his fuzzy little heart! And I'm delighted to hear your kitties have become cuddlebugs. Two of mine are certified Lap Fungi, and the other two always want to be right close to where I am, to be my Little Kitty Supervisors. :-D