1. 1- Hope you feel better soon! Pneumonia is awful.

    2-It’s been quiet in general on the blogosphere lately. My year of self-hosting runs out in December and I’m already trying to decide if I want to keep it or go back to something free…I do love WP, but whether it is worth the $ when blogging is becoming less & less of a priority is a question I have to face.

    • I have been feeling better, particularly over the past couple days, so that’s a positive. I think whether or not I got back to free WordPress or not is going to be largely dependent on what my book ends up doing. If it performs well, I’ll keep this blog as is. If not, I’ll likely go back to free WordPress.

  2. Laidig's Broadway

    You silly goose, how on earth did that come on, just the usual viral way? (I know zip about pneumonia). Hugs to you!

    • Apparently the majority of pneumonia cases are bacterial (at least that’s what I’ve been told). Considering antibiotics made me feel significantly better, I presume that was the source of my illness as well.

      • Laidig's Broadway

        Told you I knew zip 🙂 How icky. So long as you’re feeling better. The closest I ever got to the fevers you described was tonsillitis, and without antibiotics I’m not sure what would have happened. A friend of mine has tonsillitis as frequent as the common cold – I had it only the once, but it was the most uncomfortable 3 days I’ve ever experienced, and all I could keep thinking was “how does she do this?!”

        • I’m not one to get ill very often, so this was quite unsettling for me. I don’t like being off my feet. It makes me feel unproductive. I don’t get how someone could have tonsillitis that frequently. Don’t doctors recommend your tonsils be removed if it’s that much of a recurring problem?

          Also — are you the person that’s been visiting from Croatia today? I’m very excited to see Croatia back on my stats (I had a couple of regular readers from Croatia on my original site, but really haven’t seen the country pop up since then). I know you’re typically in the UK, however I know you travel a good bit, so I figure it might be you.

          • Laidig's Broadway

            With you on the unproductive thing. I get all fidgety. They do, and she has. I’ve no idea what tonsillitis can connect to without tonsils, but she still gets it. It was more severe during school, but it was just the way she’d go “just tonsillitis”, and then I got it and was completely floored.

            Oh, you’ve rumbled me. And I thought I was being so sneaky! I’m in Pula right now. I’ll probably cover it at some point, but it was a complete accident. We came here to see David Gilmour, and it just snowballed into an impromptu holiday. And the country has the audacity to be pretty!

          • I’m not particularly familiar with Pula. The people I used to talk to from Croatia were in Zagreb and Dubrovnik, so those are the locations I’m more familiar with. I’d love to have the money to travel Europe — particularly Eastern Europe (specifically Poland, Croatia, Estonia, and Slovenia), however that sort of money is an amount I highly doubt I’ll come into easily or any time soon.

          • Laidig's Broadway

            I’d love the money too, this year just happens to be coat-tail riding and I’m not even slightly ashamed. To be honest, and I’m aware how pretentious it’s going to sound but screw it, I’m actually looking forward to not going anywhere when I get home. I love travelling, but unless I decide to reroute my career plans to travel-blogging, I really need to get some projects off the ground when I return, otherwise I’ll never do anything…

          • Laidig's Broadway

            And I highly recommend Croatia, it’s bloody gorgeous. We had a lightning storm today 🙂

    • There’s a poem going up next Monday, so that’s something. I might have to write a standalone short story in the not too distant future. Just need to think of a topic.

  3. Just to give you some hope on the quieting voice; it seems to be something that hits everyone once in a while. It was actually around 27 that I shut down my blog, which at the time was still under Geeky Ambiguous Me. I was writing full time for work and just found that my fountain of creativity was dry. I shut it down for about a year, and after that, everything just came flying back, and I was able to launch the new version of my blog under Arbitrary Scrawling. I think much like anything else in life, there are times when creativity burns up for a while and just needs time to refresh and replenish.

    The blogosphere has been pretty quiet lately. I find it seems to often quiet around September; most people are so busy they fight to find time to get their posts up, but run out of time to keep up with the blogs they follow (even I’m guilty of that; as of last week I had over 100 posts to read up on).

    • I’ve always found I seem to pump out writing much better in the fall. No idea why, but that’s just been the case for a long time. I’m really hoping I can use the next couple of months as things cool down to allow myself to get a good bit of writing done — particularly on some of the fiction writing I’ve been meaning to get to for a while now.

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