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So a little while back I started a Tumblr account to see what it was like (and because a lot of writers/artists/bloggers I follow kept mentioning it). At the time, I couldn't figure out how it worked. As of this writing, I still only have a vague idea of how it works, and I think that's because it's following a whole different paradigm than I'm used to. You can't just comment on something, you have to "re-blog" it... which means if you're following someone who comments on something you've already seen, BOOM, that post is right back up at the top of your feed... and I hate that.

Google+ does it too. Makes it hard to tell if there's something new below or if you've reached the end of new posts because you're seeing stuff you've seen before.

Both of you, just quit it.

I will say for Tumblr, it's very pretty. Lots and lots of beautiful pics go floating by. However, the signal-to-noise ratio is a big problem. There are two accounts that I would love to just stop following because they post so much noise-- except that when the post signal, it's really good signal. Gah. It's like being forced to watch all 100-billion premium cable channels at once just to get BBC America and Turner Classic Movies. Grrf.

So... still not entirely sold on it. It's active and busy, unlike LiveJournal (*sigh*)... but LiveJournal is soooo much better in terms of interface and actual content (when there is any). Meh.

In other news:

US: *empty litterbox*
DASHER: Why do you keep emptying that stupid box? Now I have to fill it with poop again. *sigh, rolleyes*

In other other news:

I think one of the worst things is lying in bed, staring into the darkness, knowing that in the morning every tiny drop of sleep will be a precious gem.

My productivity is way down at the moment, for reasons unknown. When I had my "hit the bottom and bounce" moment a couple of months ago, I rebounded in a big way for several weeks, doing all kinds of art and cranking away on comic ideas, etc. However, once I finished Foalpapers' commish, that all just sorta deflated like a balloon. For the past two(?) weeks or so, I've been mostly staring into space. I'm tired and unmotivated, prone to falling asleep when I'm supposed to be working, and wanting to work when I'm supposed to be asleep.

It's not a healthy way to live your life, kids. :-` Unfortunately, I have no idea what to do about it.

Anyway, I guess that's it for the moment. I did a workout this morning, but I'm not going to bother posting the numbers here-- it was pretty much the same as the last one and the one before that.

Oh, there is one more thing: it's a beautiful day today. Gonna work from home, hangin' out with the kitties and having all the windows open. I must remember to take a moment and savor that. But now... shower and dress.

-The Gneech


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Sep. 19th, 2012 01:02 pm (UTC)
Oh, Point-gerbil has exactly that attitude towards having his cage cleaned out. "But I'd just got it arranged the way I like it and now it smells wrong!!"
Sep. 19th, 2012 02:32 pm (UTC)
I've found Minecraft gets my creativity up, but that's just me.
Sep. 19th, 2012 05:31 pm (UTC)
I get that! I am always awful grateful when I am not completely in 'stare at wall mode'. I think my worst fear is along the lines of 'this is what you're REALLY for, dummy', which is why I'm so frantic at times to do ANYTHING but that, and to get attention for said doings.

I keep track of a biorhythms thing, not primarily because I think it explains my life- but because it keeps me aware of the notion of things being cyclical and that what I can expect out of myself is not a fixed and stable quantity either for good or for bad. It shifts and changes, sometimes does excitingly well, sometimes really disturbs me with extended slumps.

I gotta do my best with whatever state it is I'm in, and not get too caught up in any given one.
Sep. 19th, 2012 09:17 pm (UTC)
Completely agree with your thoughts on tumblr. It's great for looking at art, but it's just such a cesspool of nonsense 85% of the time :(
Sep. 20th, 2012 12:20 pm (UTC)
I always thought that Jane was between madness and Serenity.
Sep. 21st, 2012 03:28 am (UTC)
This coding trend of hiding things on pages is indeed maximus-annoyingus, absolutus... ;P
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