It's official.....I am in a blog funk. I suppose it happens to the best of us for any number of reasons. Anyone who has a blog with daily content and photos will tell you it's A LOT OF WORK. You have to go out and take the photos, edit them, upload them, arrange the order of the photos and write the word content and then post it. That can easily take a couple hours a day. That is quite a lot of time for what is essentially a free service. There is no monetary compensation with this blog regardless of the couple ads on the sidebar. That was more of an experiment.
So what do I blame the funk on?? Well I would say that it is 80% academic and 20% lazy. That 20% lazy has always been there when it comes to blogging.....but this math class is killing me. It pisses me off that I am paying the University of Alaska hundreds of dollars to teach me algebra and then I have to find other people to actually teach me algebra because the University of Alaska sure as hell isn't. The class is online with elive. You wear a headset and you can talk and hear others talk and see the instructor write on the white board. Here are a couple screen shots to give you an idea of what it looks like during the class.....
This is a shot of most of the screen. The writing on that white board is live while the professor is talking. There are about 16 people in the class and a limited amount of time to cover certain amount of info so there is really no time to assist students like me who just aren't getting it. Basically I am on my own to find help to figure this stuff out.
This is a screenshot of one of the problems from tonight's class. Now maybe some of you can decipher this nonsense, but as far as I am concerned the professor might as well just speak Swahili. That's about how understandable this stuff is for me. VERY frustrating....and I have to PASS THIS CLASS WITH A B!!!!!!!
I think another problem I'm having that is contributing to my blog funk is the internet here in Kotzebue. Something has happened. It used to be that you could, for example, click on a youtube video and watch it and not have to let it download before you watch it. Not anymore. The internet has slowed down so much that you have to let the videos download several minutes before you can watch them uninterrupted. You might think it's because there is something wrong with my computer but I have noticed it on OTHER PEOPLE"S computers. Chime in here people of Kotz if you have noticed this as well within the last, ummm, maybe 5 months or so (not sure the exact date). So now I can only upload one photo at a time, which is very tedious and frustrating.
AND I guess another problem I have is that I'm really not much of a writer...meaning I CAN write, I just don't much like it so really I often just want to post photos with no narration. I sometimes feel like I am always just posting the same old photos and that's kinda cheap. Or that maybe people are getting tired of the same old thing. I guess this is where I need to remind myself that I do all this for free and should just post whatever the heck I want whenever I want and get over it.....but I really do care that there are three to four hundred people (amazing) that come to this blog every day and I feel bad when there is nothing new for them to see. So on top of being frustrated and lazy I now feel guilty as well.
So what I'm trying to say folks is I'm still here. I'm not throwing in the blog towel, but I just can't keep up the pace like I used to. Instead of new content 5-7 times a week you may only end up with two or three posts a week, unless I can motivate myself to pick up the pace a it.
But anyway, I just wanted to get all that off my chest.