Lake Atitlan, Panajachel, Guatemala

“Reading and writing are acts of empathy and faith. Guard that trust carefully — in this rapidly changing business, it’s the only sure thing.” ~Erin Keane
"Never give up. And most importantly, be true to yourself. Write from your heart, in your own voice, and about what you believe in." ~ Louise Brown

"Write something to suit yourself and many people will like it; write something to suit everybody and scarcely anyone will care for it."
~Jesse Stuart

"A writer's job is to take one thing and make it stand for twenty." ~ Virginia Woolf

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

When there's nothing to say...Do you say anything?

Lately I've been clicking over to my blog and thinking I should post but then I can't think of anything to say. Ever have that problem? It's happened to me a lot lately, and I'm wondering if perhaps I've outgrown the blog. Or maybe the blog has outgrown me? I feel the same when I go to Twitter. Just kind of bored with it. How long can a social media site stay viable anyway?

That's a lot of questions in the opening paragraph, so feel free to weigh in on any of them. As for Instagram, I've been hearing a lot about it but never set up an account until I replaced my smart phone in December. My old BlackBerry got stolen, a loss since nothing works as well as a BlackBerry for organizing-- but as a smart phone it left a lot to be desired.

How do you feel about Instagram? I enjoy it more than about any other social media site right now. Definitely more than Twitter. Pinterest is fun as a light magazine-type read. I can follow links on all kinds of things to keep me busy for hours. I don't see Pinterest dying out anytime soon.

And as for blogging, well, we shall see. It seems there's always something to say even when there's nothing. Meanwhile, here's a picture to look at. My kids who came to visit us for Christmas, leaving for the bus stop. Kind of a bittersweet shot, isn't it?