73. Ramblings for a Saturday

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Today I woke up with the worst allergies. My whole head was stuffed up, and I was feeling just horrible. I'm starting to think the light cold I had the other week was actually allergies. I seem to be hit this sumer by them for unknown reason. I used to have them when I was back in school quite bad. Especially high school. It was then I developed some odd allergy to chalk. If I sat too close to the chalkboard, I'd start coughing and sneezing up a storm. Of course, I also had vision problems back then, so sitting up at the front of the room was necessary. When I moved to Arizona for college, the allergies left me behind, and I really hadn't them crop up until this summer. I drank a coffee, and it seems that has cleared them up a little bit.

I got nothing done writing wise last night. Absolutely nothing. I'm hoping that changes tonight. I have the ideas in my head. It is just the getting them out of my head and down onto the page that is difficult. I have some other ideas floating around my head as well. I might try to do some plotting character creating using one of the writing programs I downloaded last week. Maybe if I knew more about the story and where it was headed before I actually sat down to write, I'd get more done. It's a thought. It's good to know I'm not the only one that has thoughts on there slow progress.

The other night I took another look at Bloglines. It is a website based feed reader, and at first look I thought it was too complicated. Half the blogs I read on a regular basis weren't in the system, and I wondered if it could work for me. After emailing the service and hearing blogs not already in the system would be added if I subscribed to them, I decided to at least try out. Since I used Sharpreader, importing the blogs I read was easy. Just a matter of saving the export file from Sharpreader and importing that file into Bloglines. Within 24 hours, all the blogs I read were picked up, and the service even has a notifier to let you know when feeds you read are updated. So far, so good. I think I might like it better than Sharpreader, but it is too soon to tell. Anything that makes things easier, and cuts down on time is a good thing.

Have a Happy Saturday evening everyone.


chryscat said...

So sorry about the allergies. They can make you flat miserable. UGH
I was wondering about Bloglines. I had seen them, but I usually just drop by people's blogs and visit.

Jill said...

I need to try this whole feed thing ... I'm just so computer challenged.

Gina said...

Thanks, Crystal. They make you feel just horrible. Bloglines is fairly simple to use. Some feeds just let you know that your blog has updated, so you still get to go to the blog itself. It just makes it less time consuming because all the blogs you read are in one place. With bloglines, you just run the little notifier in your system tray, and it notifies you when your feeds are updated.

Jill, it isn't too hard, but if you need any help, if you decide to do it, drop me a line, and I'll see if I can help.

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