Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Missing blog mojo

Over the last week,
  • I've found that nothing seems to strike me as interesting enough for a blog post. 
  • I have suddenly become cautious of what I am writing. 
  • I have received my first hate mail/nasty comments.
  • I needed to start moderating the comments I receive.
  • My freedom to share my thoughts and my heart is lost...and that makes me sad.
  • I started noticing that not all my visitors have my interest at heart.
I've lost my blogging mojo and I can't seem to get it back. Maybe my plate is just too full. So much have happened in this first few months of this year...heart wrenching things, stressful things and heart breaking things. Maybe the season is over for this blog. Or maybe I just need to find my blogging groove again. Either way, I appreciate those readers who have stuck with me, who continue to comment and provide encouragement when I need it.

So...until I find my voice is a little blog meme.

Tell me about the shirt you're wearing?
It's a white t-shirt I that I exercised in this morning...sweaty and cold:-(
What's currently bothering you?
Umm, a few odds and ends..
What do you currently hear?
Pretty much silence. - The humming of my computer and the banging of my keyboard.
When was the last time you had your hair cut?
Last week...and I coloured it dark brown... and I still feel I need to wear a paper bag over my head.
When were you last outside?
Are you wearing shorts?
Yup! Exercise shorts...sweaty ones;-)
Does the thought of marriage scare you?
No...I have been married for more than 31 years and love it.
What are you doing today?  Tomorrow is Ascension Day....we will be having a service and then will be off for the rest of the day.
Look to your left, what is there?
My very untidy piles and piles of things.
What time did you go to sleep last night?
10 pm.
When is your Birthday?
In January and I will be 50...we will have a dance...any of you coming?
The way to win your heart?
Be someone who I can trust to stand by and support me.
What are you going​ to do this weeke​nd?
On Saturday is Nadia's we will probably do something...and then just relax and maybe scrap...although that mojo seem to have disappeared with the blogging mojo.
Were you happy when you woke up today?
I guess so, I felt kinda normal really.
Have you ever crawled through a window?
On occasion, I have. :P  What else can you do if you lock yourself out.
Would you ever donate blood?
Why, do you need my blood?

Has anyone ever mistaken you for a family member?
Do you have reason to smile right now?
I'm writing a blog post. I'm so bad at doing this it's fun to do it once in a while! :P
Why is the song you picked for your myspace song up?
Don't do bitten badly...that is why I am still cautious of facebook.
What do you do when you're stressed out?
Crack or Cope (no that's not Crack or Coke). I'm generally quite good at dealing with stress if I expect it. It's unexpected stress which is what occasionally catches me unawares.
Would you honestly say you'd risk your life for someone else?
"for someone else" - that's a bit vague. I would probably risk my life for someone else's life in some circumstances. Chances are, I'd weigh up the risks, see that it was stupid to do, say "oh sh*t" and do it anyway.
Could you forgive a friend who physically hurt you?
I don't have that kind of friends. Getting abused verbally by someone you really respect might be much more depressing.
Do you open up to people easily?
"people". Erm, no I don't. I only open up to people I respect and trust quite easily.
Has anyone upset you in the last week?
Yes...very much so.
What is the last pill you swallowed?
Oi, remember...I am on a supplement kick....I do a lot of those now;-)
What was the first thing you thought this morning?
Who do you blame for your bad mood today?
I don't have a bad mood. And I rarely blame people if I am in a bad mood.
Where is the person you like right now?
There is lots of people I they could be anywhere.
What was the first thing you did this morning?
Opened my eyes...then got up to make coffee.
Do you care of what people think of you?
Depends who they are, how much I respect them and how much they respect me. In general, not that much, but it really depends who the people are.
Who was the last person you took a picture with?
My sister Ansie...on Sunday.
What are you looking forward to right now?
  • Crossing off anything on the list of what's bothering me,
  • Crossing off something on my to do list.
Do you miss someo​ne?
No not really
Where was your default pic taken?
In my garden
Does your crush like you? they still use that word...I am married to my crush.
Is there a person of the opposite sex that means a lot to you?
Yup, my sons and my grandsons;-)
If you could go back in time and change something would you?
I can think of lots of places where there is injustice I would stop but I don't see the point in listing them all.
Do you hate smokers?
No, but I dislike smoky places.
Is it hard for you to get over someone?
If a friendship comes to an end...for some odd reason...I find it sad.
Ever had a near death experience?
Yup, rolling down the Blauwkrantz Pass.
Something you do a lot?
Blog hop.
Last person you cried in front of?
My DH when Wynand was so ill.
Where will you be 18 hours from now?
Hopefully sleeping
Have you ever been to a tanning bed?
Yes...but it had a terribly drying effect on my now I am so white that I reflect the sun.
Is it easy for others to make you feel awkward?
Not really.
Does anyone hate you for no reason?
Probably, though I don't know who.
Have you ever kissed someone whose name starts with the letter J? DH and son's names start with J.
What are you stressed out about?
I'm not very stressed!
What's your favourite season?
I am a summer girl.
What was your favourite grade?
I loved any grade will do
When is the next time you'll see your best friend(s)?
No Idea. I have lots of good friends, some who i will see frequently, some who I will see occasionally.
Do you know anyone who would just drop everything to come see you?
Are any of your friends pregnant?
Don't think so
Do you have someone of the opposite sex you can tell everything to?
Yes my DH is my best friend.
Favourite number?
Ever been in love?
Yes...still am.
What do you like most sunrise/sunset?
Sunset. I seldom see sunrise;-)
When you watch movies at home, do you like the lights on or the lights off?
Lights on
Are you wearing make-up?
No. Will do the plaster and painting after my shower
What were you doing at 11:30 last night?
Sleeping...and you?
What's the last thing you said and to who?
To Dh....bye!
Can you whistle?
Are you currently wanting any piercings or tattoos?
Nope...I like being a clean canvas.
Do you sleep on your stomach?
Sometimes. Usually I'm asleep and not looking at how I am sleeping.
What do you hear?
The same humming of computers and tapping of keyboard as I said before. Now Bianca's music has she woke up at last.
Are you ticklish?
In some places :P
Last time you saw fireworks, with who & where?
Not sure really. I haven't for a while.

If you have made it to here...congratulations!!!!!!


  1. Lynette it was very interesting to read so facts about you."rolling down the Blauwkrantz Pass" sounds very terrifying....
    I kind of understand your feelings about all these but pls don't just disappear. I like you a lot and would be very glad to get know you better. so just in case: if you ever will feel like coming up in "die bos" just shout, you are very welcome to the great city of Polokwane! have a blessed day!

  2. Lynette..
    take a break..
    blogging is FUN FUN FUN,
    blogging is SHARE SHARE SHARE...
    Hate Mail? For what?
    you take care of you!
    Mine is here
    Happy Sensational Wednesday!

  3. I know how u feel regarding blog mojo...
    I don't even do these question thingies....
    Found yours interesting though.
    Even my gym mojo is a bit groggy today...only did 15min.
    Then came home to listen to Joyce Meyer warn us of taking better care of God's temple (our physical bodies).

    hang in there God IS at work....and His plans for you ARE'll see!

  4. Lynette, we blog to rant out our feelings in a way.. we are not pleasing anyone in any way so it is not our fault if others find our blogs not pleasant to them. I have rec "not nice" comments too, but i chose to ignore them.. i know how displeasing it is to receive those comments..
    anyway, Lynette, stay strong and remember that God is always with us, in us and for us!
    Have a nice day.

  5. I'm so sorry to hear about this , Lynette !! perhaps taking a break might be a good idea . No pressure ,whatever it is ! You gotta take care of you first , for sure !

    & you'll be back to your groove when you're ready !

    Here's a song for you :

    {{{{{{{{{Big Hugs}}}}}}}}}}

  6. Sat glued to the computer reading as it taught me so much more about you...

    I'm here and standing with you....

    I hope sharing my side of a situation didn't come across as not supporting you.

  7. Was going to email you to see where you were and if you are ok, but thought that last weeks 'reader' was the reason for your absence.

    I just don't understand people's need to be nasty and cruel. Do they feel better for having said/done what they did?

    Of course i'm coming! Nothing better than dancing the night away!


  8. Hate mail??? Really???? You???? Dont let the ignorance of some bloggers get you down... You are sooooo more than that!!!! Keep sharing your thoughts, my prayers are still with you...We all lose our Mojo at times...It will come back..Take a break...But not for too long!!! {{{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}}}}...Hope that helps!! ♥ ya, Lisa

  9. Wow, that's a lot of questions! I've laid off on my blog for the last couple of weeks. Sometimes, a little break is good. Your mojo will come back. I still pray for you and your family often. I hope you are feeling back to your old self again soon!

  10. Seriously??? You received hate mail? Who would send you hate mail? You are such a kind, gentle soul, i can't imagine who would want to hurt you.

    The blog mojo seems to moving in swings and roundabouts.... it'll come back, and we'll be waiting for you when it does. I will miss you x-x

  11. Why would some one send you something nasty...i dont understand that! I hate people like that...if you have nothing nice to say....

    Trust me, i have lost all my blogging mojo this year...but I will keep on trying. I hope you do too :-)

  12. I so get it.

    Actually, and this is a secret hey - I never blog about my own deep things.

    General life deep; spiritual deep; semi-deep or just plain shallow.

  13. Ai, mense. they can be naa-aaahsty!

    Did you say dancing? :-) And a birthday? I will so be there....although I cant lang-arm bok!! should I get lessons beforehand? ;-)

  14. Neeee!! Don't go! you will get into the swing again,don't worry.
    Read every inch of this post,loved it!!

  15. Hi Lynette. You remain such an inspirational person ... just reading this confirms it once again. I notice you also sleep on your stomach from time to time, apparently its quite bad for your back, if you already have a back problem. I have noticed that when I get up with a bit of back pain, its usually when I have slept on my stomach. Keep well and ignore nasty comments, as it takes all sorts to make the blog world go around.

  16. Hi Lynette, so sorry to hear you feeling so down & some looney obviously upset you with a mean comment. It's pretty much a given that sooner or later some psycho invades your blogspace with their poison. Don't be disheartened-you have waaay more people blessed by your blog than one loser. Loved your meme. Think to be a successful blogger you have to play the game & share a bit otherwise not much point having a blog. Missing yours.

  17. Goodness... I am so sorry you are feeling so down and not imspired.

    I pray that you find your desire again.

    ps Great list of facts. WOW

  18. Blogging should be fun, so if it isn't at the moment, you're entitled to take a break! Refocus, experience things without the stress of wondering whether to blog about it and whether you'll get hate mail about it. Stuff 'em, if they want to be that pathetic, let them!

    I love reading your blog, but it's your life and you must do what YOU want to do. We're just your audience, not your responsibility!


  19. How did I miss this post? I am just so glad others didn't and that you are still here. I love you my friend, and your blog. Bugger the baddies - they are just bored people with nothing positive to do in life.

  20. I can't believe that anyone would send you hate mail/nasty comments. Seriously, you have a heart of gold and that is obvious in everything you say. I'm so sorry to hear this xx


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