What Passes for Progress around Here…

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I am supposed to be writing a blog post, but my attention is halfway down my garden to the assembled bird feeders I have hanging from a tree and the many feathered visitors busy feasting there.

All through the winter months, the local birds have been keeping me busy, filling the feeders with fat balls and a seed mixture on a regular basis.

I do this every year, but this year has been remarkedly different. So many visitors flocking to my garden, and I love to watch them. Probably too much, to the detriment of any writing. I have also tried to film them in action, but either my hands shake too much or the camera needs upgrading, so the images on here are only a representation of the joy in my garden.

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I am reminded of that saying, “build it and they will come…” And this in turn, reminds me of the constant struggle to create the best platform to help our writing careers.

Not that I am comparing our followers to the flock of sparrows, blackbirds and bluetits that I see every day, just the amount of activity just supplying their favourite food has triggered.

All this activity is running alongside my personal battle with blogging/writing and everything this entails. For some reason, I am having trouble with just about everything I try to do these days and my brain is exhausted with coping with the constant buffering, missing chunks of text and images and the general refusal of technology to comply with even the simplest of commands. It feels like a conspiracy.

Several times I have almost reached the point where I want to take a hammer to my PC, just to escape what feels like the Plagues of Egypt.

So, what does all of this say about my ambition to make our mark?

Nothing good, I’m afraid.

By the time I have fought my way through the chaos, I am drained of nearly all of my determination and inspiration.

But every day, I switch the beast on, quietly confident that this will be the day when the elephant in the room smiles at me…

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Meanwhile… The birds are busy enjoying themselves…

 

©JayeMarie 2020

 

6 thoughts on “What Passes for Progress around Here…

  1. I’ve sensed your struggle in your posts, Jaye Marie. Have you considered a blogging break? I think, sometimes, we try to do too much and get worn out and frazzled and off our game with all the pressure to engage and produce. It stops being fun. I’ve found that taking a whole week off from blogging – no posting, no reading, no commenting, and no attempt to catch up when I return – is just what the soul needs. I try to do this once a quarter and I always feel refreshed when I’m back. Consider it, my friend. Your followers aren’t going anywhere. ❤

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  2. Feeling like that too, especially today (Friday) It’s all rain and gloom outside my window, and all my ache-y bits are aching. All I really want to do is go back to bed and sleep until … well, at least until the rain eventually decides to stop … for more than a few hours.

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