Help Me...the Noise is Deafening! Writing Online!
Image via WikipediaYou all know that I like to write...I have been blogging for 5+ years and now the requests for me to join this site or that are coming in. I have not figured out if they are surprised I am still alive or if they just think I might have one piece in me that would be worthy of their attention. At any rate, in the world of blogging, we call too much attention "noise". And today when a request to be a part of the "Sinister Cabal of Superior Writers" at BlogCritics Magazine came in, it got really noisy here in my world. In fact, I was a little overwhelmed...I am not even sure if it is an honor or just another job.
I have become a guru at Fab over Fifty and I try to keep up on what is going on with women that share my aging world. They want input on make-up, clothes and places to eat. I am not sure if they chose the right guru but I am trying. Remember, I am the woman that had never been in a salon other than to get my hair done for anything until 4 years ago. Then I discovered eyebrow waxes, nail extensions and those wonderful pedicure hot water tubs. I am a newby at what most professional woman have been doing for all of their working life.
Just this last month I was interview by a website called Granny's Briefs and added to a list of "Grilled Grandmas". While I love being a grandmother, it is not my total life. In fact my grandchildren get really mad when I cannot remember their actual birth date. I usually get the month right but...what can I say. Still, I need to check in on what grandparents are up to...that is what most retired people find interesting.
I have been asked to write about Alzheimer's by a group that is trying to bring attention to the disease. I have declined to do that right now. I don't want my writing to be about dementia...people with a lot more education on that subject can cover that area.
Of all these writing tasks the BlogCritics Magazine opportunity might be the most fun. BlogCritics is a part of Technorati.com. I don't know how that will turn out but I am going to give it a go. Since I am not so much a critic as I am the person that gets criticized, I am trying to figure out where to begin. The first article will be about my take on being "treated" like I am old when we all know I really am not. It will be about my children, me and the out-laws. I will let you know how it goes.
I can barely get time to check emails and have a conversation with my husband. When things get overwhelming I go take a nap...I prefer to think of it as "contemplating" but really I just go to sleep for a little while.
We will go out for dinner tonight at a friends. She is sick, invited too many people and we are eating outdoors in the wind! Goodness gracious!
So, if you are the person that can turn the volume down, please do so for just a few minutes. The Masters is on and I want to watch for a while.