I am working on part 4 of my Stealing Time story and it’s coming slooowly this time.
In the meantime I have been making some changes in the way I read blogs.Â I have been using igoogle homepages for a couple of years because I liked the visuals but beginning last week I started having problems with it.Â Suddenly, my pages wouldn’t load.Â It wasn’t my computer or my bandwidth because I tried from several computers and several locations.Â It just wouldn’t load.Â I am assuming at this point that google has made some changes.
I began migrating my feeds to google reader.Â It’s something I should have done to begin with.Â I seem to enjoy making things difficult for myself by using things for purposes other than what they were intended for.Â The process has been slow and I am still not finished but it has also been a good time to clean out.Â There were a lot of feeds I didn’t bother reading anymore and as I migrate I have forced myself to pare it down to the things I read consistantly.Â I have organized as I moved and marked everything read so that I can start fresh.
I am alternating on working on my story and googling so be patient.
Writing this story has been kind of like having a baby.Â Repeatedly.Â Doesn’t sound like fun does it?Â I remember thinking in my ninth month that this was going on far too long and couldn’t this baby just GET HERE ALREADY?Â Then I would go into labor and things would happen so fast that the pain seemed secondary just do the work breath through the pain oh here it comes don’t ask me anything, there – it’s a boy/girl/story. I was blessed with short labors for those of you that are reading this and going “what??”.Â Writing the story seems like that for me.Â Wait, wait, wait – boom!
I’m no good at the waiting part.Â Never have been.Â Never will be.
iGoogle has been mostly fubar for me lately, too. The Gmail widget on my homepage just says “Loading…” and it has for at least a month now.
I’ve used Google Reader since I set up my iGoogle page, and it’s worked well for me. I’ve had a few missteps – remove all from the preview pane when I meant to refresh – but it’s been a good way to keep up with blogs. I’ve also had some Gmail issues, but it’s been pretty dependable. I’m hoping to use Gmail more this summer with TLA correspondence, so we’ll see how it goes. Amazing…I used a widget before you did!!