Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Blog Fodder


Short of making myself into a caricature, I have nothing for you today. Unless you'd like to see what Mary Todd Lincoln would look like if she had lived in today's world. Yes, I've been working in my little shop of photo horrors again. I've got George Washington, Mary Todd Lincoln and, for some odd reason, Charles Wesley all garbed out in the style of the day. Can you imagine how bored one has to be to play like this?

So anyway, that's it: my blog fodder done dried up. Ever notice how that happens? Stay away from blogging long enough and every thought you've ever had will go drifting off like dandelion fluff on a June breeze or your brain will turn to mush. Anything you've noticed about blogging lately that you'd like to share?

Love Vee

44 comments:

  1. Now that is a cute caricature! I hate it when I have oatmeal for brains. It makes for poor conversation indeed. Although occasionally it is also a time when the craziest ideas pop into my head! Since I'm just now jumping back into blogging, I haven't noticed much, but I'm enjoying catching up with everyone! =)

    Have a lovely Tuesday!
    Jen

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  2. lol. Well, I've noticed that when spring finally gets here after an exceptionally long winter, I'm more distracted by the things that need immediate attention - like that yard that suddenly has no snow and VBS which is just around the corner!

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  3. I nearly spit out my Cheerios when I saw your caricature! Hilarious!
    I've been noticing lots of pretty spring flowers is blogland. In between raindrops I've even been planting a few over here.

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  4. LOL! I love the caricature!! My brain is like much about 99% of the time.

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  5. Oh that is too cute Vee! You do have too much time on your hands.
    I struggle to keep up with the posts and memes I like to participate in. Most are gardening as you can guess which isn't hard for me to ramble on about something. I suppose if I were to complain about anything, it's the time involved with being polite to comment on the other participant's posts. I'd like to view, enjoy and have something advise people that LC was there. Small potatoes.
    Judith

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  6. I wish I had the computer know how to do some of your photo play. I do know how you feel about coming up with ideas for blogging. I do think that my posts are not very interesting to others because of the lack of comments I receive. At least I've got a diary of what going on around here. Ha!

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  7. Time to go thrifting and paint a piece of re-loved new to you furniture perhaps?

    Take a walk and photograph the newest blossoms?

    Redo your bathroom? Take a mini road trip?

    LOL. Pretty pics and decorating to the rescue?

    You are so funny, I love that silly pic of you, you goofus!

    Hugs.

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  8. Good morning! I LOVE the caricature! It is just hilarious. The only thing I've noticed recently is everyone obsession with spring and flowers and yard projects...haha. I know mine are too long, too personal and involved, and too whiny for most, and my lack of comments sometimes prove it, haha, but something happens to me when I sit in front of the keyboard. My heart just starts talking and sometimes it is hard to put a lid on it. I've wondered more if my kids and grandkids someday will read back on these and wonder... ; ) Enjoy your day Vee

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  9. I used to be pretty good at getting a blog post a day out. Then there came a time when I quit obsessing about how many people read my blog and how many more can I get and how come I can't be like Pioneer Woman. I quit that nonsense. Now I'm lucky to get two out a week. As you've probably noticed. But on the bright side, I have Sunday's post all written and scheduled to post. That's a good thing, right? :))

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  10. Writer/blogger block? I think that happens and eventually comes around. You are so creative with what you come up with. This one was funny--you should share more of your caricatures. And, a picture is worth a thousand words they say, so just a picture is OK ... further, I feel if blogging--posting or reading or commenting or wondering about who is reading or why they are not, becomes burdensome, it's OK to let it go for awhile or forever. I have several favorite blogs who just went away one day ... and so far, years later, have not come back.

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  11. Loved the poem John wrote, as far as cooking, I bet he can but he is just keeping it a secret,~smile~ I never tire of any post you write, and have found that the longer I stay away from blogging the easier it becomes to keep staying away! Enjoy this partial break you are taking!

    Vee, you underestimate your gifts and talents, God has gifted you with the ability to look at life no matter what is going on and always finding the light at the end of the tunnel! You are so gracious about reciprocation, encouraging those who need it, you have taught us to laugh at ourselves, there s no pretense in what you post about, what you see is what you get, and that my dear friend is so needed in this mixed up world.
    Enough mush for today you might just get the big head! grin~ I cherish your friendship.
    Love and hugs,
    Sue

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  12. OH! I forgot to mention loved the caricature, too. I must run as there are strawberries to pick, and teens sleeping upstairs who will be hungry when they awake, which is usually around noon. lol

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  13. Awww, that is a pretty cute, little caricature!!!!!!

    Bored? I thought you said you had company.

    I'm not quite as prolific as usual, with blogging-thoughts. So I need to jot an idea down, when I think of it. :-) But then, this list can get used up quickly too. Or re-reading an idea, it doesn't sound so good, later. -chuckle-

    But... No matter what.... I'm still blogging daily... For whatever good that is.... Or isn't..... And most of "My Little Posse" are doing the same. :-)

    "Auntie"

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  14. hahahahaha...I hear you....been feeling a little bit of that oatmeal brain myself.......this made me laugh!
    Love, Mona

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  15. How cute! I feel like my posts are all about the State Parks of Florida! heehee! We've been enjoying them and I have taken enough photos for you and I both! lol Hope you enjoy a beautiful week!

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  16. Too cute! Yep, sometimes the blog fodder just dries up and then, all of a sudden, it goes all out -- too much! Enjoy the week!

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  17. My dear blogging friend, I could have written this post. I hate someone who whines but I am whining. I have been sick for three days finally went to doc, have a sinus infection. Slept for three days. Did not care if I ever blog again but I just spent 10 minutes studying your header and I feel my enthusiasm coming back. How does she do that, I wonder.One of the reasons I had scheduled a meme everyday was to keep me in the routine of posting. Now most of those memes have gotten so big I cannot get around to all of them so I just look for one that does not have many entries. LOL how selfish is that. It is raining funny little squiggly things from the oak trees and little tiny green leaves everywhere. Cannot go outside due to allergies. Now I could have put all of this in a post, but I like knowing you will probably understand my feelings. So that, in addition to being so creative, makes you a listening post. So how is that for your importance to some of us.
    Peggy

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  18. hmmm,
    I'm tired and on an induced something that I'd not share online that is making me a bit lethargic and crampy. I also noticed that wearing dresses makes me a bit scattered and unable to be my normal self. All in all if I didn't have the events of the weekend to share I'd have nothing except I did notice my rhoddy's are blooming so I could always take photos of those...without much dialogue...My azaleas are blooming, too. Have I completely bored you yet?

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  19. Photoshopping...the internal wheels are spinning. Missing your chatter, but I enjoyed your sweet smile this morning!

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  20. Since I'm having to use the desktop computer now, it FEELS like my blog has moved to another city.

    Even though it looks the same to those reading it.

    Weird how that is...

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  21. Blogging is no fun if you HAVE to do it! It's not a JOB! I continue to journal so that is a simple subject. What did I do today? Plus I enjoy writing and use it as kind of a personal discipline to keep my thoughts in order. I always enjoy visiting you and catching up with what's going on in YOUR life!!

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  22. First, your caricature is cute. I love playing around with my photos, too. Maybe we should start a new meme for such photos. Or there may already be one out there I haven't seen yet!

    About blogging...I blog for me. If I posted photos and wrote for an audience, I would have quit a long time ago. Oh, to be sure, I keep in mind when I'm writing that someone will be reading it and occasionally engage that audience. But, blogging is for me like keeping a diary...online. I've often wondered what date something happened and I get on my blog and find it! No, I don't tell everything online that I would in a personal diary...now, that would be boring!

    I have noticed that comments have dropped off lately. Not that I have that many to start with. But, I've also noticed on my Stats that readership has fallen by about half just the last week or so. Maybe it's because I've not posted as much because we've been gone a few days, or maybe it's because my posts are not all that interesting! I don't know. I think it's just that time of year. When I'm not posting, more than likely I'm not commenting much either. Either way, I'm not worrying about it. Bloggers come and go. I'll keep blogging as long as I enjoy it because I do it for me, as I've said.

    I do have a problem with commenting taking so much time. Maybe it's because I'm too wordy. But it does eat up a large part of my day. I usually stop by the computer and comment a little at a time throughout the day and night. I admit I'm also guilty of reading and not commenting because it's so time-consuming, but they are usually the bigger blogs that don't comment, either. So I don't feel too bad about it. :)

    We all hope you don't give up on blogging. There are so many things to write about. You are gifted in that area and I'm very envious! Get that camera out and take photos of anything and everything. Something you've snapped will provide blog fodder!











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  23. Blog fodder comes and goes. Right now, for me, it's gone. But I have faith that it will return. Yours, too. The caricature is so funny - see what a good idea that was?

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  24. Thanks for the laugh Vee. : ) I didn't know you could stand on your toes like that!! : )
    I notice that a lot of people take the weekend off from blogging.

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  25. ha ha! what i've noticed is that a break
    is always good. even the juices seem to
    dry up, they are actually accumulating
    for the future.

    rest is good.

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  26. Hee hee.. Take a break and relax... pay attention to all the beautiful things going on in your garden.. and you will have a post soon...

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  27. Have fun playing with your little images.
    Merle................

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  28. HaHa! Even when you've "got nothing" you make me smile! A break is good and I'm thinking more and more about copying you and taking one myself.

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  29. OMG, you created a mini-me! Well, perhaps a mini-you. And you're dried up with blogging ideas? With spring bursting forth? Time to jump in the car and take a little road trip, sweep out the cobwebs, and get some fresh air. Just talk from your heart, sweetie. Or take a rest.

    I've noticed that the average number comments have been gradually dropping over the past year. I still get lots of visitors though. I'll still keep on with it though because it's one of my creative outlets and I have such a good time visiting with folks from all over the world. I have a running list of about 100 topics (or more!) for blog posts, but I just never have enough time to get it all out and done, LOL.

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  30. Vee
    I can sure relate to the mushy brain right now!!
    Your pastime sounds very entertaining.
    Whose body was your head attached to?

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  31. I didn't know that it was even possible to play this way! I've got the ideas but no time - although my brain is mush for other reasons.

    Enjoy the rest of your week!
    Leann

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  32. I have been brain dead on the blog lately too!

    Fortunately we got some fruit trees and that gave me something to post about!

    Deanna

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  33. I have noticed that I AM DRIED UP. I loved how you compared it to dandelion fluff. I will think of something that I want to say, but for the life of me I can't get it on to the page.

    I have also noticed that most of my favorite bloggers are saying something similar. That doesn't make me happy because I love reading my blogs.

    So... I am hoping that bloggers block isn't a contagious condition, and I am hoping for someone to come up with some wonderfully creative party ideas or theme booster cables to give us ALL the jumpstart we need.

    And in the meantime, I am trying to just slog when I can't blog and try not to be such a stupid over achiever. There. I said it.

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  34. You're adorable. What have you done to your profile picture? You're back to the "Wilson" look from Home Improvement. ~ Abby

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  35. Vee, you are hysterical...and that will do for blog fodder! I love the line, "Stay away from blogging long enough and every thought you've ever had will go drifting off like dandelion fluff on a June breeze..."
    Quite the writer, you are, whether or not you have "thoughts."

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  36. It's not that I've had blog fodder, I just haven't had time to blog or visit, just been way too busy. This hasn't happened in all the years I've been blogging :(

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  37. My problem is the actual work, I have ideas but they involve too much work. And I have enough real work, like yard cleanup and planting. I still can't set up my giveaway in a "vignette", and it is two months' past my anniversary! I wish I had more energy, I really do. Today I was out of the house almost the entire day. Had a wonderful day but I refused to take photos. My bad. I was at a casino anyway :) xo

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  38. You funny girl! My problem is not a lack of fodder...more a lack of time. The sun is shining...the flowers are blooming...it's spring. Never mind fodder...just enjoy the day!

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  39. Don't fret, Vee -- you always sees to come up with something entertaining!

    I have been grandbaby watching all day so off line more because of it. She is a good baby, but since she is only three months old I have to do everything for her, so it's a busy day. I have to catch up on cooking and housework when she goes home. Once we both get into more of a routine I hope to get out into the world again and begin seeing places around here so I can blog about them :)

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  40. I just love you Vee!!! You always make me smile! I so feel you when it comes to blogging and having decent fodder. Sometimes I just don't have a single thing worthy of posting. And then I'll receive a comment...one that inspires me to keep sharing, even if it's a single thought or something so simple as a poem (loved John's too!) I've also allowed myself to skip a day if need be. I try to look at blogging like this, what would I share with a friend that I talk to every day? Sometimes it may not be much but other days I may have tons to share! Sending you big ol' hugs sweet friend...xxoo, Dawn

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  41. I'm feeling the same way Vee. I have nothing to say lately and that's saying alot for me. Love your caricature!

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  42. I can relate to feeling a bit blank in blog fodder. Personally I blame all the truly shocking things happening in our country right now. My brain is worked hard attempting to make sense of bombings, abortionists, embassy burnings etc. It will never make sense; I just mentally can't stop looking...like passing a car wreak on the freeway. Does lead me to be praying a lot more.

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  43. I'm sure I would dry up if I posted as often as you Vee but as it is I have more than get get through on the back burner.

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