TIMING OF POSTS

I thought that, rather than popping in a post which will move down the line, I’d explain how I intend to organise the regularity of my posts.

Simple answer: I don’t. 

And the reason is because I have fibromyalgia, spinal damage and pain in my hips and knees so I never know what the state of my health is going to be from day to day.

So I post as and when I’m able. I am hoping to be able to post every other day, and work on my digital art on the intervening days. But I’m flexible and I hope you can bear with this flexibility.

I’m not complaining, by the way.  I simply wanted to explain why this blog may look a bit erratic when, in fact, there are hidden health reasons for the random way my posts turn up.

Buddha CatAll of the above health challenges are, in fact, a blessing as they have shown me the way to slow down, live life one day at a time, and to really value those times when my head is clear, I feel physically on top of the world, and I can create until the cows come home.

Except it doesn’t quite work out that way!

As I embarked on this book I was brought face to face with the very annoying fact that, if I get unbalanced and try to speed up, I fall flat on my face.  I have learned that I need to do half of what I’d like to do when I’m physically chipper, and then enjoy the rest of the free time fibromyalgia gifts me with to rest, tune in to the world, enjoy the environment and slow right down. 

So that is why my posts tend to be a bit erratic and random. I  hope, now you’ve read the explanation, you’ll bear with me in my dances with the slow life and the ups and downs of my daily life.

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17 responses

  1. Like it, be random, keep ’em guessing ! I have a couple of friends on WP with fibromyalgia, so sorry to hear of that, pain for most is unpleasant I know.

    I’ve had a scan at your art, and really like your designs, most excellent my crazy friend 🙂

    Warm regards

    Don Charisma

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    1. Thanks for your comments and positive feedback, Don, much appreciated. Take care, warm regards to you too.

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      1. 🙂 You are welcome, you are a cool lady 😎

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      2. Ps new theme, I LIKE !

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  2. Thanks, Don, hope you’re having a good time in Thailand, I loved it when I was there on holiday.

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  3. random and erratic is most certainly my style too! us fibromites can only go as fast as our body lets us or we pay the price tenfold! i am struggling a bit because there is so much i want to say but only so much typing my hands can take. only so much thinking my brain can take! i am behind on answering comments and have 4 award nominations, and they are time consuming to take part in and then there are all the wonderful blogs i want to read through! i really have no time for anything else other than wordpress! lol! I am hoping i will hit my stride at some point. i didnt realise how much energy it would take to have a blog! it’s worth it though!

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    1. Yes, you’re right, we do get random and erratic with fibro. On the other hand, perhaps it helps us break out of the boxes we think we ought to fit into which society dictates to us, ie, get up in the morning at a certain time, stay awake all day and work hard, go to bed at a certain time. When I first went to bed to sleep in the day-time, I felt extraordinarily guilty but over time I realised that it’s what my body needed. When it comes to pain, you learn to think outside of the envelope so although fibro is a pain in the ass, I think it comes with blessings if you look closely at what benefits have also entered your life. As for award nominations, I’m really grateful and honoured, but for a time I ground to a halt and felt overwhelmed, until I decided to be flexible and just do what I’m able. Great relief!

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  4. I can so relate to your post, especially this part: “As I embarked on this book I was brought face to face with the very annoying fact that, if I get unbalanced and try to speed up, I fall flat on my face. I have learned that I need to do half of what I’d like to do when I’m physically chipper, and then enjoy the rest of the free time fibromyalgia gifts me with to rest, tune in to the world, enjoy the environment and slow right down.”

    My experience exactly.

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    1. Yes, I hear this a lot from people with fibromyalgia. I often wonder whether it’s a cosmic conspiracy to make us stop, look around and take time to enjoy life on earth!

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  5. I’m participating in a blog hop. I pick three artists I admire, and ask them to answer these questions in their blog,
    The four questions are:
    1. What are you working on?
    2. How does your work differ from others of its genre?
    3. Why do you create what you do?
    4. How does your creative process work?
    Would you be interested in participating?
    When you blog, pick three artists you admire and join them in the blog hop.
    Let me know.

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    1. Kerry – I’ve just taken part in a blog hop, but if you think it’s okay, I’m happy to respond solely about my art as in the previous blog I also talked about my writing. Let me know what you think. Love, Mo xx

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    2. Just another addition – your request is on another blog to the one I did on thecrazycrone.org, so if you’d still like me to take part, I’d be happy to.

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      1. Absolutely! I’ll blog in a week or so, and link you to the blog and advise you when it goes up. Thanks.

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  6. The very best to you… the body and its issues can never eclipse the inspiring free spirit that you are… art is everything be most focussed there… sweet dreams to and fly in your dreams it is the most healing therapy!

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    1. Thank you, lovely babylonmagus!

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  7. The blog is yours. We are readers looking around for some quality stuff to pass time with and inform our brains. WordPress members too come and go as allowed in their life. Enjoy… this is what all of us should be doing first and foremost.
    By the way, I absolutely LOVE the cat meditation picture!

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    1. Thanks for your comment and yes, the cat meditation pic is wonderful isn’t it. A friend sent it to me as a greeting card and I kept the front.

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