Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Island Time

Today a man’s tee shirt logo caught my eye:

“I’m on Island Time”

Hey World, that’s me and my computer too. To begin with, my laptop is very old (in techno terms) and extremely slow. Add to that, a home base that rocks, rolls and drifts in and out of wifi reception. Some days/weeks, Steadfast is completely out of range altogether. Pile on paying exorbitant fees for minutes and mega bites and you might begin to understand the issues of Island Blog Frustration I am dealing with here. Did I mention, speedy follow-me-I’ll-follow-you types pick me up and drop me after a measly 24 hours if they haven’t received a favourable reply by then? Often, it’s all I can do to check the email before the whole shebang seizes up and I run screaming from the desk.  That's when I remember where I am and all the other fun things I can do  instead of fighting with a machine and the WWW.
One thing I have to keep reminding myself is that not all of the bloggers out there are living in Suburbia, USA/Canada. Some live on the other side of the globe, some blog from the mountains, some from deserts, and some like me, from boats at sea. I haven’t come across any from outer space yet, but that is only a matter of time, I’m sure. It’s fun to meet people from afar, to learn what life is like where they live. We all inhabit different realities.

Just to let you know, my computer and I are on Island Time. Please deal gently with us.

What about you:  do you have a pet-peave with blogging?
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