in no particular order


I have been struggling to decide what to post. It’s not that I have any shortage of things to post. Just the opposite. I have too many photos I want to share, too many stories. But when I find time when I could conceivably put together a post, I spin. I come up with reasons to not post each particular thing, at least right at that particular time. There are two many photos of this set. I have too much to say about that story, and not enough time to write it. These photos are now months out of date. (Who wants to see Christmas photos now? Or Halloween ones, for that matter?) I’m saving those photos for a theme I have in mind. (But I never get around to running with that theme.) I sometimes wish I had some method for deciding what to post when. That’s probably why I have participated in the Friday Foto Finder thingy, and used to love things like the Monday Missions¹ and other group blogging activities. For that matter, this is why I kept up the Themed Things Thursday for so long. Such bits of structure make it feel a bit like there is a reason for my rhyme. (Or a rhyme to my reason?)

I know that it doesn’t have to be that way. This is my personal space, and I can post whatever, whenever. Lately, though, it feels like my posts are more like “never” than “whenever.”

So, would you (whoever you are) like to help out? Leave a question or a request or a suggestion or even just a word in the comments, and I will post something in response. In the order of comments received.²


¹ This is a now-defunct blogging activity whereby a host would select a format or style (like a real estate ad, a course description, or campaign coverage) for participants to use for a post. I just looked back through my archive with the Monday Mission tag, and these were some of my funniest posts, if I do say so myself. And I do say so myself. I seriously crack myself up!

² I don’t, however, promise that what I will post will necessarily make any sense to anyone who is not me.

19 responses to “in no particular order

  1. Request 1: haiku or acrostic.
    Request 2: vegetables
    Request 3: height
    Request 4: abstract
    Request 5: American Hovel

    • Aw, thank you, Sally! It’s nice to know that you are here for me. These are very helpful suggestions. I already have posts coming to mind for each of your listed items!

  2. I get what you’re saying. At one time, I knew exactly who was reading and commenting on my blog, so I’d think about what would interest me + them. Then I’d go from there.

    But during this last year, my regular readers have drifted away from blogging, and I’ve been left confused about what is of interest to my current readers.

    While I agree that I can do whatever I want on my blog, for me blogging is about starting a conversation. So with the wordy foregoing in mind, how about telling us:

    • gold or silver? [photos of?]
    • first sneaky thing that you remember doing as a child? as a teenager?
    • biggest home decorating fiasco of your life?
    • most mediocre vacation that you ever took?
    • strangest thing that has happened to you in the last month?

    • Ally Bean, it’s nice to know that this is a common ailment! We should figure some sort of group therapy.

      Thanks also for your interesting list of suggestions! Some of them have really gotten me thinking, and I will enjoy coming up with some sort of response. (The “gold or silver” one should be easy, but the others may be a challenge. Fun!)

  3. Hi Alejna —

    More Hong Kong entries please… or are you done with blogging about your experiences visiting my part of the world? ;b

    • YTSL, I am certainly not done blogging about Hong Kong! Or other places I’ve visited, for that matter. But knowing that you are looking forward to more HK entries should help my butt in gear. I even have drafts of posts still! (For that matter, I have dozens of other drafts of posts…)

      Anyhow, thanks for letting me know you are still reading, and reminding me that you still want to hear about my HK trip!

  4. I’d also like to say that all of these suggestions from your other readers sound fantastic too! :)

  5. Sally’s first request!

    • I will get on that, pronto, Sarah! But can’t I entice you to give me another prompt? A single word perhaps? For that matter, I’ve sometimes felt that I wanted to write a post in response to one of your own posts.

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  8. 1.) pants.
    2.) How about a small, spaced out version of the MM. I too loved it. And I too think some of your funniest posts came from it.

    • Oh, thanks for the suggestions, Mary! It has indeed been a while since I have worn the pants. And if I do a version of MM, can I entice you to participate?

  9. And I agree with both you and Ally about the differences in posting now and then as well as the scraps of posts that are stuffed into the ‘maybe later’ drawer in the back of your mind.

    • Ah, yes, blogging certainly has changed. But it is still a medium (or venue) that seems to suit some of us. I am glad that you are one of the ones sticking it out, Mary!

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