Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A Note On Blogging

When I first started blogging, I did it solely for me. It became an outlet for all of my pent-up creative energy. I didn't write too often, but when I did it really came from my heart. As I got acquainted with the blogging world, I found blogs whose owners wrote context that spoke to me on many levels. So I started commenting and making friends. How wonderful it was, and still is, to meet so many cool people with like minds. Gradually I came into my own and became very comfortable being a blogger. Quite honestly, and I think this will ring true for a lot of bloggers, I loved the fact that people were reading what I had to say, liking it, and telling me so.

So, while I still wrote for me, I kept in the back of my mind what I thought readers would be interested in reading, or not reading. It became tougher, and tougher to post because I felt that the topics I chose may not be interesting to some. It eventually got to the point, where that, along with other stuff going on in my life, caused me to suffer from a little blogging burnout. Not a specific medical condition I'm guessing, but one that, nonetheless, many bloggers are prone to.

For me, blogging burnout caused a lack of interest in all aspects of blogging. Which is why I haven't been around to visit my favorite blogs lately. Don't get me wrong, I've been reading, but I just haven't had the energy to comment.

I'm slowly trying to cure my blogging burnout, as I love blogging, and I feel much happier when I'm writing, and interacting with people.

You may see some changes around here, and you may not. It depends on my mood, and the day I guess. I know, for sure, that my formula entails writing for me, and everyone else comes second. That being said, I am so grateful for my readers, and appreciate the fact that so many take the time to read what I post.

So thanks, and stay tuned. As many of you know, I love music, and in the near future, I see myself creating, separate from Thoughtful Reflections, a blog solely devoted to music.

And there you have it: A Note On Blogging! Thanks for reading!

Monday, March 30, 2009


I haven't been around much lately, I'll be changing that soon. :)

James is on repeat today! Thanks to Gary, who has an eclectic ear just like moi! He posted about them the other day; a band I had totally forgotten about is now safely on my iPod!

Here is a live version of Laid! Awesome!

What are YOU listening to today?

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Metallica Scheduled More Tour Dates!

They are coming here! And I am, for sure, going to be there!! :)

Friday, March 20, 2009

It's Officially Spring!

The first day of my favorite season!

I'm excited!

And SO ready to kiss my winter blues goodbye!

Happy Spring to all!

Monday, March 9, 2009

The Boomtown Rats Don't Like Mondays

From me to you on this Monday!

Enjoy the Boomtown Rats-"I don't like Mondays"

Ok, so this video is cheesy, but today it suits my mood. :) You gotta love it!

Update: Here's a link to view the video! Apparently some sites have a problem with embedding it. :P

Friday, March 6, 2009

The Sun is Out!

The sun is out!

It's so bright and warm here today. All of this is making me very thankful, and VERY happy!

The winter will leave us very soon! :)

In fact, I noticed that this Sunday is Daylight Saving Time! I'm so glad it's early this year. The extra light in the evening is going to be very nice.

Also, Spring is right around the corner, starting on the 21st! Very cool!

I'm going to enjoy the sun!

Happy Weekend to you all!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

And Time Marches On...

The guy above is a little snail; I lovingly named him Tiny. Shortly after this picture was taken, my cute little pup--Rufus--tried to eat him. Fortunately for Tiny, I was there to protect him; Rufus and I moved on, leaving Tiny to his, what I'm sure was, much important business.


"If you are not happy here and now, you never will be."

Taisen Deshimaru