To Think, Perchance to Blog

December 19, 2008

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I’ve long been fascinated by Virginia Woolf.

It was she who said,

… a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write…

I would add to that that a woman must have quiet in order to blog.

Maybe that’s what she meant by a room of her own.

A room with a shut door.

And the money would come in handy to pay the servants to mind the children.

Also leading to quiet.

I’ll skip the cigarettes, but good strong coffee helps too.

I’ve been a little quiet in the last two weeks on this and my business blog too.

Mostly due to lack of quiet.

But today the children are with their Father and I’m in my room away from home, Starbucks. And the hot bitter caramel flavor of the coffee seems to waken my brain.

And I remember that I have something to say.

For those of you who blog with children underfoot, how do you do it? I would love to hear more.

When you’re barely offered 10 seconds of silence at a time (hardly enough to finish a sentence in your own mind, much less put something beneficial, witty or otherwise readworthy onto the internet), how do you push out blog posts?

Do share.
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3 Responses to “To Think, Perchance to Blog”

  1. Arika on December 19th, 2008 1:24 pm

    I write bits and pieces and save them to add to later. Of course that tends to lead itself to a lot of draft posts on my blog! :)

    Once I finish I’ll publish.

  2. carrie on December 19th, 2008 1:47 pm

    LOL – I do that too, but then I end up with 50 drafts and forget to go back in and finish them up. :-)

  3. Marie on December 20th, 2008 6:07 pm

    One of my quieter times is when my son is on the computer playing games. (My dd is just by nature quieter and plays contentedly without requiring me to look up every 10 seconds — sometimes at least). So what I do is write in a notebook, and then re-draft on to the computer after dc and dh go to sleep. It is somewhat harder for me to write by hand unless what I want to say is just stumbling out of me. But the time between the initial write and the blogging gives my ideas time to settle and blend a little.

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