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Sunday, January 30, 2005
Afloat

Sometimes I wander to various blogs online, seeing what's going on in other worlds. It's rather like taking a walk on a late night and looking into the windows of houses, seeing little vingettes of life and wondering what else is happening that you don't know about.

Sometimes I have to delete a link to a blog because that person has not blogged in so long that I no longer feel any kind of connection with them. Secretly I'm irritated that they put a blog up, drew me in, and then abandoned me. Like a neighbour who says "hey, buddy, how are ya!" and then moves out of town the next week.

Unfortunately, I'm often one of those bloggers. Mainly because I spend half of my time trying to write something I'm getting paid to write, and the other half trying to get creatively un-stuck. I don't have writer's block. I know this because I produce about 5 non fiction articles or columns a month. Generally that's 10,000 or more words.

But there's something else that I can't put my finger on. Something I want to write and I don't know what it is. I'm so totally stuck that I can hardly type. Embarassingly, I sat down to write it today and just started to cry. What is up with that? I want to do it but I can't do it... I feel .. impotent...

Now, let's move on. I wanted to share some cool blogs that I regularly read. Now I warn you, it's a very odd mix. Mommies, writers, soldiers in Iraq, editors, Iraqi Nationals, Canadian politics.

http://kiwords.blogs.com/

http://www.joshilynjackson.com/mt/

http://movershakerbirthdaycakebaker.blogs.com/

http://www.snazzykat.com/

http://www.busymom.net/

http://www.livejournal.com/users/megancrane/

http://jenniferweiner.blogspot.com/

Right In Canada

SJMC Common Sense Journalism

http://www.trudeaupia.blogspot.com/

http://riverbendblog.blogspot.com/

Breastfeeding News

http://lindasherwood.typepad.com/mommy/

http://www.blogofdeath.com/

http://www.shirleyjump.com/blog-index.html

http://avengerredsix.blogspot.com/

http://www.marthaoconnor.blogspot.com/

http://pbackwriter.blogspot.com/

http://www.dooce.com/

http://papernapkin.typepad.com/

http://www.beatrice.com/

http://www.livejournal.com/users/bgliterary/

http://www.bookangst.blogspot.com/

http://mjroseblog.typepad.com/buzz_balls_hype/

http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/wrrriter/

http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/shire15/

http://www.thezeroboss.com/

http://www.nataliercollins.com/weblog/

There, that should give you all some fodder for a while!

My son is home, he was at grammas.

I notice that I instantly feel calmer. I feel more centre, I feel a bit more afloat and a little less drowning.



  The Writing Mother
  posted at 8:15 PM
  3 comments



3 Comments:
At 11:56 AM, Blogger Busy Mom said...

Thanks, I'm going to check out the ones I'm not already familiar with!

 
At 7:21 AM, Blogger AGK said...

AHEM! Well, I never...

 
At 1:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for all these links...now I can check the ones I haven't read before.
Karin

 

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