MIA BLOG & So Much Else

I’M LOST TODAY WITHOUT MY BLOG!

I am lost today without your blogs. I’m lost without WordPress today.
I am lost without Wikipedia, without Medipedia.
I am lost with many websites today who are participating in the protest against a bill in the USA Senate. This is a bill that would create situations where censorship would be allowed.
I have fought censorship in schools and have fought it with television and radio. So I joined the protest. Out of habit I have found myself turning to different websites that in my natural course of the day I would visit often.

This morning as I work, while writing I found myself in the need of a fact. What do I do? I go to Wikipedia of course. It was just by rote that I did so. I had full intentions of honoring the protest, but I still need to work.
As I still needed this fact I have instead of a continued search effort I created a note for myself to go back tomorrow and find the information I need to be factual. This way I continue to write and still be part of the protest.

I’M LOST TODAY WITHOUT MY BLOG!  And it’s snowing and blowing so wickedly that staying inside is a must.

And….

I am lost today without your blogs,
I am lost without Wikipedia, without Medipedia.
I am lost with many websites today who are participating in the protest against a bill in the USA Senate. This is a bill that would create situations where censorship would be allowed.
I have fought censorship in schools and have fought it with television and radio. So I joined the protest. Out of habit I have found myself turning to different websites that in my natural course of the day I would visit often.

This morning as I work writing I found myself in the need of a fact. What do I do? I go to Wikipedia of course. It was just by rote that I did so. I had full intentions of honoring the protest, but I still need to work.
As I still needed this fact I have instead of a continued search effort I created a note for myself to go back tomorrow and find the information I need to be factual. This way I continue to write and still be part of the protest.

This protesting against using websites today on the Internet was something I jumped on to with little thought to what it would mean to my day.
Well, it has had an impact on me. Catching myself in automatically turning to a site such as Wikipedia for information that I could find just as easy in my library was a kick in this writers’ gut. Although easy to find it would certainly take a lot longer as well as having to move from my desk. It is amazing me to find how easily I turned to searching online. Me? The one who may never had her first computer if not for my husband knowing me sometimes better than myself. [sshhhh.. No word of this to my husband.]

And what about searching for images online? Nope!

Not today.

Going to a word program to write, because you know the need to write does not stoop just because you have blacked out your blog, going to a word program is old school now, Boring!
I don’t have the same set up as I do on my blog and although a word program may be more conducive to writing, my blog has become home to the words that seem to flow.  Whether on paper in long hand, or on a monitor saved on tiny bits of memory on my laptop, I write.

Today I missed my blog. But it was worth it to join in a protest I believe in.

I am not one to rip or burn music from some illegal boot leg source, only because musicians run in my family and they tend to be hungry lot. I’d not feel okay taking monies away from a musician for this reason.

I hope I never have used un-licensed images, but cannot swear to it. But if my art was being used all over the net, and being used in the private sector as something I am not giving credit to, I’d be pissed. So I get it. This is just some of the small ways I get it.
I know there is a much larger scale people are getting ripped off.
This being said though I am not willing to risk the freedom I have on the internet. I need free access to sites like Wikipedia.
There must be some regulations no doubt. But this Bill is not it. Go back to the drawing board Team USA. Go back and create a Bill that will not only pass without a raise of consciousness from the masses, but will be one that we all can live happily with.

To see the power of the people in action again today was magnificent.
It was empowering and took me back to days in the 60’s and 70’s. Seeing and feeling the acts of combined voices always pumps me up.

So though that I really missed my blog, my research sites, working online period, it was well worth the day off-line.

I’d do it again in a heart beat~

This protesting against using websites today on the Internet was something I jumped on to with little thought to what it would mean to my day.
Well, it has had an impact on me. Catching myself in automatically turning to a site such as Wikipedia for information that I could find just as easy in my library was a kick in this writers’ gut. Although easy to find it would certainly take a lot longer as well as having to move from my desk. It is amazing me to find how easily I turned to searching online. Me? The one who may never had had her first computer if not for my husband knowing me sometimes better than myself. [shh.. No word of this to my husband.]

And what about searching for images online? Nope! Not

today.

Going to a word program to write, because you know the need to write does not stoop just because you have blacked out your blog, going to a word program is old school now, Boring!
I don’t have the same set -up as I do on my blog and although a word program may be more conducive to writing my blog has become home to the words that seem to flow whether on paper in long hand, or on a monitor save on tiny bits of memory on my laptop.

Today I missed my blog. But it was worth it to join in a protest I believe in.

I am not one to rip or burn music from some illegal boot leg source, only because musicians run in my family and they tend to be hungry lot. I’d not feel okay taking monies away from a musician for this reason.

I hope I never have used UN-licensed images, but cannot swear to it. But if my art was being used all over the net, and being used in the private sector as something I am not giving credit to, I’d be pissed. So I get it. This is just some of the small ways I get it.
I know there is such a larger scale people are getting ripped off.
This being said though I am not willing to risk the freedom I have on the internet. I need free access to sites like Wikipedia.
There must be some regulations no doubt. But this Bill is not it. Going back to the drawing board team USA. Go back and create a Bill that will not only pass without a raise of consciousness from the masses, but will be one that we all can live happily with.

To see the power of the people in action again today was magnificent.
It was empowering and took me back to days in the 60’s and 70’s. Seeing and feeling the acts of combined voices always pumps me up.

So though that I really missed my blog, my research sites, working online period, it was well worth the day off line.

I’d do it again in a heartbeat~

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One thought on “MIA BLOG & So Much Else

  1. I had a similar experience.

    I did not formally join the protest but it is one I believed would prevail.

    Even though I did not formally join, I was very cogent of the day and found myself out of “rote” trying to work anyway. I sat back and chuckled at myself.

    I was also very aware of the sense of loss.

    There was a disruption in my force–to use a StarWars reference.

    I found myself wondering what people like us–chronic painers–would do all day before http://www.something.com? I came to the conclusion that at least in the modern-era that might be why soap operas were so popular. It’s escapeism.

    But for us the internet also brings something which I feel is of greater value than a chance to escape. When used effectively there is a psysic reward from reaching out to others. For people like you and me, it is the thing we miss.

    Soap opera watchers only watched.

    Blog writers interact.

    And I think that is what we miss on a black day. We miss the opportunity to stretch through cyberspace and reach someone or to be the one being reached.

    I chuckled at your comment about getting your guts kicked. I do not recall what I was looking up for my husband but the first 10 or 12 results were Wikipedia. I clearly remember rolling my eyes though and thinking whatever did the world do before Wiki–oh yeah they went to the library. Even though I am not a Wiki-fan, I am greatful I didn’t have to go to the library–the creepiest place on Earth–don’t ask me why because I absolutely do not know why my flesh crawls but I think it is the quiet. I’m not a fan.

    But dear lady, I am your fan. I know you know that but I also know it’s nice to hear.

    Take care sweetheart!

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