Yes, yes I know it's been awhile. I really have no excuses aside from being really lazy.
In case you haven't twigged it yet, this blog is anonymous for a reason. I have no desire for anyone I know in real life to know about it. So, it's kind of hard to find time to blog without being questioned about why I'm typing so much on this here little computer doo-dad. When I do have time it's just so hard to get off the couch, or out of bed, to get my laptap which is alllll the way over there.
I know you probably don't care, but I work full time out of the house. The laptop I use for work blocks all blog-type sites. Besides, the computer still only has Internet Explorer 6 and makes doing anything online awfully difficult. So, no blogging during normal business hours unless I'm working from home and can have access to my personal laptop (which is what I'm doing right now). Add the normal busyness of having afterschool activities, dinner, and bedtime - I just don't want to do anything after 7:30pm.
So, why do I try an keep this blog? Because I enjoy it and the community it connects me to. Here I have another problem though.
Due to my limited access to blog-type sites during the work day, I can only read the blogs I follow off-line on my iPod Touch (no smart phone). I have the MoblieRSS app that downloads all of the blog updates for the day in the morning before I leave for work. This allows me to read my "stories" throughout the day without access to the internet as I have time. Unfortunately, this leads me to not comment on blogs that I would really like to comment on.
Reading offline is great until you really want to comment on something. Then, when you do have access to the internet the moment is gone, or someone else has said what you wanted to say and you just don't comment. Most of the people I follow on Twitter only know who I am through Twitter because I have never commented on their blog as Mrs. Commoner. I'm going to try to correct this.
A while ago, Ali pledged to comment on 20 blogs each day. I can't commit to that, because right now I don't have the time. However, I will commit to commenting on 5 blogs each day. Hopefully these comments will be more than just an "LOL" or an "I agree!", but I'm not making any promises beyond the five comments a day. Baby steps people. I'm also going to try to write at least one blog post a week. I know I want to be able to write more, but this is at least a start.