Saturday, March 7, 2009


Once upon a forever ago there was a blog writer who tried to write her entries with some degree of regularity. Unfortunately, her life took hold and things got into the way and prevented her from writing. That in itself wasn’t too bad, but after a while she lost interest and turned her thoughts elsewhere. She found it difficult to focus her attention on a blog that she felt just wasn’t doing all that well anyway. So, in her mind she justified not writing in it for a long time.

Then one day, after checking her blog count she realized that she had a large count. In other words, people were reading it. She continued to track her blog hits and found, ironically, that she was receiving more hits since she had stopped writing than when she was pursuing it regularly. While this was perplexing to her, she found it very interesting as well and thought she would try an experiment.

She wrote a new post and put it up on her blog, and then she waited. She decided she would track the number of hits the new post received to see if the interest would continue. So, with an anxious mood, she waited, and waited. But, since it had only been a few minutes since her post, she was unable to retrieve any useful information. She called it a day and figured she would check tomorrow.

In the meantime she planned her children’s D&D game for the evening. They’ve come pretty far and have realized that the old mansion they are in is not haunted after all. It was, in fact, being used by smugglers who attempted to keep people at bay by making the place appear to be haunted. And yes, while she did have to semi lead them in that direction, given their ages of 9, 10, 11, and 13 they did a remarkable job on their own. Tonight, they have the clean up work. They need to finish going through the mansion so that they can collect all their bootie. They have killed all the smugglers but there is still a room full of skeletons for them to take care of, unbeknownst to them of course.

In the end, the writer closed her new blog entry with the promise of letting people know how the whole tracking experiment went and how the D&D turns out. And perhaps, just perhaps, the writer will once again make a serious attempt to post on a regular basis.

The End


Elin73 said...

Thank you for dropping by:-)
Everything is great in Norway.The snow is slowly going away,and the spring is on it`s way.
I hope everything is ok over there
also? :-)
Greatigs from Norway

Bigby P. Wolf said...

You know, I found the same thing when I went on my little hiatus--I had more hits-per-day when I wasn't writing than I get when I am. *sigh*

Charmi said...

Me too, Clayton. So, keep blogging, both of you guys. Even when people don't comment they're still reading!

maeve63 said...

Thanks Elin,

It's always a pleasure to check out your blog and see all the cool stuff you've made.

Yeah Spring!

maeve63 said...

Clayton -

Isn't that weird? It's like the addiction mentallity I think...Like, oh so you want to get off the stuff, hey...well, here try this first and then make up your mind. But what you don't know is that the stuff is like twice as potent; giving you no chance whatsoever of breaking away.


Maybe it's just an odd coincidence

whatever the reason, I'm glad to see you writing again. I've missed you :-)

maeve63 said...

Hi Charmi,

I hear what you're saying. Even when I wasn't writing I was still checking in on you guys.

It's good to hear from you, though.

Bigby P. Wolf said...

Thank you. I missed me, too. Or, more specifically, I missed the muses :)