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To My Readers: When You Love Blogging, but You’re Disorganized…

First of all, let me clarify: This post is an apology of sorts.

I started off thinking that I should post a casual-formal apology when I finally started posting again — in italics, as is done, right at the beginning of a post — before jumping into my new post and letting bygones be bygones.

And that might have been a sound option.

Only, I also realized that if I made a habit of apologizing after a long bout of non-posting, then I better get a horde of apologetic drafts ready. Because this is most likely (absolutely surely) going to happen again.

Don’t get me wrong. I am apologetic. I always start writing again with the grim determination of someone hell-bent on not slipping again on her schedule. And I’m pleased beyond measure when (or if) even one person likes one of my posts or follows my blog.

But then I wind up not-posting again; for months sometimes. And I’m just despairing my inability to organize and stick to this. (Especially since I do enjoy blogging. And because writing is something I know will slip like any other skill if you leave it to gather dust for too long.)

So yes, I do apologize. And I will continue to be apologetic when it happens.

But, I also really don’t want to be someone who posts just for the heck of posting. And when writer’s block hits, I really don’t want to force it.

Besides, this blog isn’t my “job”. Sure, I link potential clients here when they want to check out my writing style and grammar comprehension. But that’s for them to comprehend what I can write and how well I can write. Otherwise, this blog is for fun, to put my writing out there, and to keep me writing.

I already have deadlines and formats and structures to adhere to when I write or edit for work. And while that is its own kind of style and rhythm, I don’t want to force it on here too. Why should I, anyway? It would defeat the purpose of starting this blog if I did. ‘Cause this blog is not in any way a job I must complete on schedule. It’s a platform where I can take a break and write as I please, shifting styles and rhythms and lengths and ideas as it suits me.

So yes, I am sorry that I disappear randomly for various lengths of time, especially to those who take the trouble to email-subscribe to my blog(s), follow my blog(s), and/or like my posts. Believe me, you make my day, week, and month. And every interaction boosts me with some much-needed assurance that, yes, I can write and it’s not total malarky. 🙂 😁

The truth is, I’ll probably never give up on this blog (or, I think, any of the others either, but this blog is extra special to me). And, the only kind of leaving I’d ever do is if I finally got down to registering my own domain instead of using subdomains (and of course I would mention that here and everywhere I can). But that’s still a little ways off, I think. Especially because it takes some work to set up, and no, I’m not the type to hire someone else to manage my blog if I can help it; I like being able to affect any changes I want as and when I want them. 😀

Till then, however, I hope you’ll stick around. 🙂

And I thank you for all your past, present, and future instances of patience too — both with my disorganized sense of style and timing, and with my rambling posts. 😉

Ciao till the next post!

 

"I have some paperwork to catch up. If I'm not back in two days, organize a search and rescue team!" To My Readers: When You Love Blogging, But You're Disorganized Written By A Moody Pen @WOLIWAIS

Chaos & Significance

There's this theory called the chaos theory. And the best way I can understand it and explain it is that even the most minute actions and beings can cause a chain reaction that stretches across the world – like the fluttering wings of a butterfly on one side of the planet causing a series of small to progressively larger reactions that causes a storm on the other side of the planet. That's pretty incredible, don't you think? I mean, it's like being "insignificant" in this universe is practically impossible. ~Written By A Moody Pen ~

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There’s this theory called the chaos theory. And the best way I can understand it and explain it is that even the most minute actions and beings can cause a chain reaction that stretches across the world – like the fluttering wings of a butterfly on one side of the planet causing a series of small to progressively larger reactions that cause a storm on the other side of the planet.

That’s pretty incredible, don’t you think? I mean, it’s like being “insignificant” in this universe is practically impossible. 🙂

 

Chaos Theory. @WOLIWAIS. Written By A Moody Pen. Blogging. Blog Post. There’s this theory called the chaos theory. And the best way I can understand it and explain it is that even the most minute actions and beings can cause a chain reaction that stretches across the world – like the fluttering wings of a butterfly on one side of the planet causing a series of small to progressively larger reactions that cause a storm on the other side of the planet. That’s pretty incredible, don’t you think? I mean, it’s like being “insignificant” in this universe is practically impossible.
Image Credit: http://www.deviantart.com/art/chaos-theory-4285627

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Glaring Impressions

Flash Fiction chapters: Could you maybe not glare at me like that here? While we're exploring a haunted house? Why not? I'm likely to think you've been possessed.

 

Could you maybe not glare at me like that here? While we’re exploring a haunted house?

Why not?

I’m likely to think you’ve been possessed.

Riverdale: The Old Gang [Archie Comics] Fits In Unexpectedly Well On-Screen

When I first saw the trailer for the show, the first two things that crossed my mind was, “The music’s really good…” and “I am not watching this!”

The latest crop of Archie Comics in the last couple of years left much to be desired in my book. And I didn’t enjoy their “realistic makeover” ones either (except the art being different and more detailed, I didn’t find the stories very realistic; and I missed the old style).

So I was sure the show, Riverdale, would only break my heart even more and leave me utterly dissatisfied with a comic series that I used to pour over when I was in school and had a hefty personal collection of.

However, come one weekend (this just-over weekend actually), where I was reunited with the TV set in our house after a loooong time (and thus, reluctant to surrender the remote), Riverdale showed up. And I figured that just checking out the first episode certainly couldn’t hurt…

And it didn’t hurt. Not one bit. In fact, it. Was. Amazing! I was so utterly and irrevocably hooked! And I fell in love with the characters all over again!

Now, obviously this TV series is much more adult and modernized (and far darker) than the comic book characters we grew up with. But the show still fits them all incredibly well.
In fact, I loved how they made these characters much more rounded. And if you’ve ever been inclined to look deeper into your old Archie comic characters, you’ve probably already realized that, personality-wise and psychologically speaking, these characters would have more or less been exactly how they’re portrayed on the show – had the comic series been more adult, modernized, and dark themselves, that is.

(Well, um, I hold this opinion for everyone I’ve seen so far on the show, except Ms. Grundy. ‘Cause that’s one transformation, portrayal, and angle I could have never seen coming for her character! o_o)

In any case, I’m happily hooked! 🙂

Riverdale - The gang - Casting Illustration

Comparing Differences

Flash Fiction Chapters - "Look, you do take Math -" "Math isn't supernatural!" "Could have fooled me." "..."

 

“Look, you do take Math -”
“Math isn’t supernatural!”
“Could have fooled me.”
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