It has been a misty, rainy, quiet day today. Nothing spectacular in the weather, just a slow drizzly, yukky looking winters day. It’s been quiet because number two grandson and number two daughter went off to stay with hubby for a few days…Don’t ask.
I’ve been lost in the muse because I have been doing research for the last week or so to turn this crazy obsession I have with blogging into something I can call a job. Ever since I decided that the “Mountain Dreams” blog had the promise of something more than just my little dream of moving to the mountains I have tried to figure out what to do with the whole thing. I know Kevin Costner would say “just build it they will come”…And really that’s what I have been trying to do.
But it’s kind of funny…As I build it…I discover just how little I really know about, well…Just about everything. So I have been spending time setting up schedules, downloading resources, printing maps…Everything I think I’ll need to teach myself about these regions I’ve chosen to highlight and write about. In the process, I hope some of the novelty I am finding for myself I can share with others. And somewhere along the way…It would be nice to figure out how to earn a living at the whole thing.
So if I seem to go away off and on…Trust me, the muse is still there. It probably has me by the neck and is shaking me like Tsuga does a mole…And I’ll break away and return to the real world soon with more tidbits to share.
The one thing I am learning right now is that some states have embraced the Internet Age and some just don’t get it. It boggles my mind that I would have to print out a pdf order form and mail it in to order a map that will be shipped to me free…Why can’t I just download a pdf copy of the map instead?
Oh well…It’s already mid afternoon…My third cup of coffee has gone cold still half full and I have things I have to get done before my better half arrives home…Like clean the pot I burned rice in while I was…Lost in the muse.