Something really odd has happened over the past two months or so: I've starting seriously writing online again. I used to do it fairly consistently on my old livejournal account. But then the Walking Ghost Phase began and like everything else in my life, my will to write crumbled to nothing. I'm really happy that I want to write as much as I do because it means another part of me is healing. The funny thing that this means I apparently wasn't as healed last January as I thought I was. I had started writing again back then, but I had to force myself and it felt like putting on a pair of tight jeans. I don't mean the sexy bombshell type of tight either, I mean the tight where you lay back on the bed and yank the zipper up with a pair of pliers. The jeans feel pretty comfortable now though, and I nearly want to cry with relief. I could analyze this feeling more, but I'm not going to dissect my thoughts for once, and just thank God for it.
I've been reading more too, which again is something that I had started last year, but doesn't feel like a chore anymore. My friend, Emmet, has a fantastic blog (←hate that word) where he is reading and reviewing a book a day until he gets his Australian work visa. This is perfect for my lazy ass because Emmet and I have similar tastes in reading material, (all the way from "Fellowship of the Ring" to "Scott Pilgrim"), so I don't have to look far for suggested readings. I've already read one of the books based on his review and I'm downright anxious to read some more of them. It's a good thing that I'm excited about reading again, too, because you can't be a writer without doing a lot of reading and my reading hobby was another part of me that withered in the Walking Ghost Phase.
So now that I've started writing in an online journal again, I've decided to go full tilt and see what neat journals there are out there. I've found a number of them that I'm enjoying, but rather than name them here, I'd like to post links to them in the sidebars. I already started to put some badges on the side which link to communities of other online writers, so if you are a writer and not a member of them, you should check them out. I highly recommend "30+ Studio" which is the latest one I've joined and I really like it there.
I was trying to decide what other widgets to use, but I can't think of any others to add right now. The only one that I would like, and I can't figure out where the widget for it is, is the link to Networked Blogs so that readers can do one-click following through there. NB is through Facebook and that reminds me that I noticed some writers have badges that link back to their Facebook profiles, but I already decided against doing that. For one thing, I'm honestly kinda boring on FB since I'm not actively writing. ((That's assuming of course that I'm not boring in my actual writing. >.>;; )) But if there's anything interesting going on that I mention on FB, then more than likely I'm gonna talk about it here too, so no one is missing much. Another reason to avoid me on FB is that yes, I'm one of those goofballs that plays Farmville and Frontierville (I play it with my mama and graom, so stuff it!) so I'm sparing you from having your feed cluttered with my game posts.
Continuing with the widgets though, I just remembered that I guess I'll put one for my twitter account since I read that it's good for networking, though I doubt that I'll tweet anything other than links back here. A few of my friends have tried to explain why twitter is so awesome, but the allure continues to evade me. I think I'm just too dim to process the rapid-fire of 160-character snippets from multiple sources. My brain can handle leisurely reading entries and that's about the extent of its processing powers.
One last thing, I have a "random" or a "ramblings" tag that I could put on here, but I had been thinking that the majority of my posts are random, unorganized ramblings, so it'd probably be more efficient to make "non-rambling" tag and to apply it to the few entries where I don't flit from topic to topic like a butterfly on cocaine. =P