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WordPress PSA: ibs

Posted: March 14, 2014 in Humor, psa, Rant
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Hello word press, trisha here. Today id like to take a moment to talk to everyone about a syndrome that effects about half of bloggers who begin a  blog online. I am one of those who frequently suffer from this sometimes out right horrendous online bug.

Its called infrequent blogging syndrome.  I.b.s for short.

Not to be confused with fbs, where the sufferers cannot seem to help but post on a regular schedule,  ibs sufferers find themselves often times unable to post anything for months at a time.  In some cases years.

This is a very serious condition that often results in the loss of reads, and followers, while increasing the risk of spam and link droppers. 

I am here to beg everyone who doesnt suffer with this to please bare with those of us who do, we dont mean to disapoear as if we never existed, we still love each and every one of our readers and we hope during our times of responsiveness that our posts do infact entertain you and maybe your friends.

There is a chance that you know of or follow an ibs sufferer and on behalf of all of us, thankyou for your time today.

This has been a public service announcement for I.b.s.

Welcome back to the pyschotic journey. I hope you enjoyed my excuse for internet silence.  I am sorry pressers that I disappeared, and I know this happens a lot.  All I can say is I’ll try my best to get some new content rolling along.

Like in the next few days ill hopefully have the journey of this author discovering insragram for the first time, and my confusion dealing with pintrest.  Maybe even the adventures that is college for criminal justice thus far. Some good stuff on the way, so please follow along with my psychotic journey  and maybe your will feel a little less alone.  

Lots of love,

Trisha
~posted using the wordpress app. 

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That feeling of your head hitting the pillow after a long day of playing and fixing your writing…. “


So, while talking with a fellow author friend of mine I have come to the mildly irritating conclusion that sleep and authors don’t tend to get along.

This explains A LOT (Seriously).

I have always had trouble sleeping, because I had some thought pop into my mind at the very last minute demanding attention– which then demands expansion… which by the end of all the demands turns into a list of To-Do’s for the ever fickle and slave-masterly Muses. This is particularly annoying/obnoxious/frustrating when you as an author have just spent the better part of the day working on something; feeling the stubborn mule of inspiration digging its heels into the ground saying. Well F*@&# that.

As an author of any genre/style it’s exhausting trying and failing in pulling that wanted chapter [revision/article/cover art/comic panel] out of your mind: all we generally want is a good night’s sleep that lasts for 36 hours instead of the measly 7 we’re Lucky to get.

Of course what we want as our day has shown us quite bluntly isn’t a factor in what is going to happen… it’s a general rule somewhere.

We shut down our computers; put our pens and paperwork away. Stand up, shuffle zombie like to the coffee maker set it for morning then crawl our way into our bedrooms, flopping heavily on the bed. It’s a painstaking process to gather up our worn down energy reserves (in my case it’s usually running on fumes by then) to climb under those heavy blankets; tug them up to our chins and roll onto our sides to try our hands at this mysterious sleep– thing.

As I am sure you have been following by my implications, as sledge-hammer blunt as they have been. “Try” is the operative word here. Sleep may touch the mind for a split of a second but by then it’s already a long time far too late. Our eyes suddenly snap open, a glare being aimed to the heavens.

……only to find inspiration smacking you in the face as you look up at the ceiling. Next thing you know it’s after 4 am and sleep was only a fleeting whim…….

Authors by nature are lazy creatures. We don’t want to have to go fetch our bags, binders, pencils especially once we have gotten it into our heads that it’s BED TIME. It’s now our turns to dig in our heels and say ‘No, I’ll remember it in the morning.’

Have you ever tried digging your heels in when a mule or donkey decides it’s time to run? Good luck with that.

The muses are no different, once they decide to bestow their blessing of inspiration, an author’s mind has no choice but to follow it. Much like a fisherman who runs across the deadly sirens song; All ideas of sleep crash and burn. So we get up, jot down some chicken scratch hoping to appease the muses long enough to go back to bed. That chicken scratch becomes a novel of thought that thread between one another.

If there is no paper readily available, or exhaustion is too close (as tends to be the case more often than not) we plot and plan till our heavy eyes close, That sand papery feel of them scratching our peepers  reminds us that we need to blink more often while writing. That mild distraction that catches the muses off guard, much like the magpie the muses chase that shiny into oblivion of sleep.

When we wake once more: Drag ourselves to the coffee maker knowing we had something to remember, something jotted down somewhere. The winds of sleep and shiny distractions erase every word, every thought leaving only a vague impression of what once was. It reminds me of looking backwards on a beach as the tides come in. You have a vague impression as to the distance travelled by the evaporating footsteps but don’t really remember walking so far.

……Of course only frustration remains the next morning as the cycle begins again.

Welcome to the Authors life.

So, if anyone ever tells you the life of an author is simple. Kindly remind them that as my friend so eloquently put it…. “Writers = society’s acceptable insane” and we don’t generally begin our journey that way… it’s a trait that comes from dealing with the muses, and you are so not alone on this journey!

Always Writing,

TrishaEllen

 P.S. My many and vast apologies to you all out there in reader paradise, I have had a family emergency and haven’t really been active on the computer, never mind writing world. So far things look to be looking up and hopefully when I jump back into classes and play catch-up, I’ll have some time left over to get some serious writing done–[and that dastardly signature i said I’d so a while ago….]

Originally posted on [Link] My previous and lacking blog, What is posted here today is an edited version of the same post– that still stands today. Date posted [Saturday, December 10, 2011]

As I said in my cleverly devised blog post: Introducing to two blog posts [Trap located here]:

Why don’t I make a blog topic as to why I like and dislike Social media? Then I can self Promote both my Fan-page AND my Twitter account!~

So without anymore flourish, Here is my top 5 reasons for DISLIKING SOCIAL MEDIA!

  •  5- HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH/LITTLE

In the social media boxing ring, there is a very fine line between being obnoxious and invisible- so fine a line that often it gets lost in the shuffle. No one Tells you Hey, stop spamming my wall with useless quotes from homer (no not Simpson) Or Hey I don`t see you in the mash up of status/tweet ect. maybe you should post more?  Oh-no, they don’t tell you, they’d rather post a Tweet/status-ect. about how obnoxious/invisible you are– and expect you to find it in among the rest of the Tweets/Status ect.

  • 4-OH YOU LIKED OUR OLD SYSTEM– TOO BAD TAKE THIS ONE!

In the world of technology you have to either be cutting edge– up-to-date or be left in the dust. This has users who aren’t as tech savvy as the rest of the cyber world scratching there heads going– well what the flick? Social Media platforms update they’re layout or user interfaces so much it brings to mind the Image of a quick change artist: Interesting to watch from the outside, not so much fun when your forced to adapt to the artist.

  • 3-FICKLE STALKERS!

Why does this sound like a good thing? Well because people don’t realize that by following twitter/facebook for people you don’t know and hanging on every move they make or post is borderline stalking. Yet one moment you can have an increase of 50 followers one morning then the next day– you have -150 followers. There is no rhyme or reason as to why people stop following people: Maybe it’s because of number 5 on this list, or maybe it’s just because the general population as a greater whole has the attention span of a flea.

  • 2- INTERNET HUMOR

In this age of opinion driven society, and the humor that goes along with it– the internet humor is some of the most vile and grotesque humor on the face of the planet. No lines are made in the cyber space, “trolls” eat up self humiliation, or even simply making something good into something radically different. People do all sorts of crazy and weird things for the world to see– but Internet humor makes me want to go back to the stone age (yes the same age where i would have been burned at the stake for even thinking of voicing an opinion.)

  • 1-IT’S PEOPLE NOT PPL-

While our technological advancements keep growing the internet population starts losing their basic language learning building blocks. Things like LOL or LMFAO are so commonly accepted that it’s a wonder these short hand letter jumbles haven’t been the subject to an entire novel. People recognize these things more then they do words like :

Practice / Practise

Bought / Brought

Your / You’re

Literally

All of these and MORE are being dragged down the drain of social media laziness. Editors and English professors cringe every time their students/employers hand in term papers or manuscripts. Always they’re expecting the sudden down fall of the English language being replaced with L33T speak or Social Media Short Hand. (SMSH)

I Hope to see you in my NEXT STEP: [Face-Er] The top 5 reasons why I LIKE social Media 

Always Writing,

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So I was browsing the internet this evening looking for some blog topics that may suit for later publishing, when i stumbled upon a few lists.

Apparently listing things is a great way to attract attention to your blog– the fact that someone is reading this post proves that saying something is a list draws their eye. I am not a major in human-interactions nor did i study the human psyche in school so i cannot tell you WHY people are attracted like magpies to a list of number ranging from 5 -100.

I am not exactly sure I Want to know the answer to that question to be perfectly honest. However, as i was saying I stumbled upon a few blog lists of things i can use as “Topics for my posts.” And all of them had essentially the SAME list- just re-arranged and jumbled up (not to mention written in their own words).

The two topics that stood out on these lists where

  1. MAKE A LIST- everyone loves lists and when they see them they have the insatiable urge to read them
  2. TALK ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA- everyone uses it, and thus what better way to cross promote, then to talk about not only the social media world–but your own accounts.

It was like a light bulb turned on in my plot exhausted brain. 

Why don’t I make a blog topic as to why I like and dislike Social media? Then I can self Promote both my Fan-page AND my Twitter account!~

And So i Dub thee:

Twit-Book: The top 5 Reasons Why I DISLIKE Social Media Platforming

Face-Er: The top 5 Reasons Why I LIKE Social Media Platforming

Keep a look out for these two wonderful lists and opinions that we may or may not share!

Always Writing,

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