Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Gala Apple

I'm having a love/hate relationship with blogging these days. On one hand I love the sense of a community it provides. On the other hand I feel like it's a big distraction, or rather a huge temptation to goof off and not get any real work done. If I had more free time it wouldn't be such a big deal, but I can't help thinking I should be writing instead of blogging.

In the past few weeks three different people have told me that I appeared in their dreams. In the first, I provided nourishment. In the second, I was pregnant. And in the third, I was young and carefree.


A. D. said...

i hear ya suz. i definitely should be writing instead of blogging. i'm trying to figure out a way to use it as a momentum builder.

Radish King said...


What else could it be? It certainly isn't running or Aikido or knitting. It isn't cooking or playing Twister™ or skate boarding. It's writing practice. What's wrong with practicing? Nothing. What's right with practicing? Everything.


David said...

Momentum building, indeed.

michi said...

i should be writing instead of READING so many blogs! but then, i am on a-poem-per-day, so that's not too bad. *S*


Suzanne said...

Rebecca, YOUR blog is writing, Gina's blog is writing, C's blog was writing....My blogging is chit chat. I don't think I could *ever* practice writing on my blog.

When I use the word blogging I wrap it up with reading other blogs and posting on my own blog.

gina said...

I am SO grateful for the connections I've made through blogging. This community has continued to inspire me--it reminds me to keep at it. And you: I come here to see what you're thinking about, reading, seeing through the lens of your camera. And what a thrill to see that stuff sometimes come up again in your poems. A blog is a commitment, but so is any writer's notebook. I used to devote hours to my journals, and without the benefit of making friends--or reading others notebooks--in the process. Don't underestimate what you do here, dear S. It's writing. (In my dream it was nourishment...)


Suzanne said...

Gina, you are one my favorite happy consequences of blogging. loveyougirl! xo

A. D. said...

gina and suzanne—
don't tell any one, but you're my favorites.

Suzanne said...

hee-hee, A.D., you made me swoon. You southern charmer, you! xoxo