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  1. Does anyone else keep sitting down to write and ending up thinking about Norway?

    I can't seem to focus on my own writing/blogging.

    The blog I need help with is cheapassfiction.com.

  2. yep, I have absolutely no idea what to write most of the time so I just normally write about my day or something, never thought of norway though because I have no clue what it looks like.

  3. I keep thinking of Amy Winehouse dying from an OD. Wait I actually do kinda want to write about that...

    But seriously, updating a blog often is tough! That's why whenever an idea pops into my head wherever I am I try to write it down.

    I try to update at least 4-5 times a week!

    Go go go!

  4. It isn't important to update your blog with posts that weren't properly done. Post less, but post good. That is what I believe in anyways

  5. @sayali
    I agree wholeheartedly with that. It just sucks that I have so much to say and want to get it down, but Norway's tragedy keeps weighing on my mind and I feel I can't write freely on what I want to write about.

    And then I feel selfish because I am trying to blog about some fictional stories, while some people are trying to mourn loved ones. Which of course doesn't make sense, because me not writing doesn't help them in the least....

    It's just s psychological block I know I have to get past.

    On the up side, I wrote a little yesterday. Not on my blog, but it was something. Maybe today, a little more...

  6. @aeliusblythe
    Why don't you create another blog for your responses to current events, etc.? Then when you are in the state you describe above you can publish in it and return to your fictional stories blog after you have said what you have to say on the tragedy, etc.

  7. @timethief
    I think I'll take your advice, at least for times like this in the future. I don't want to break the focus of my blog, since I don't particularly like blogs that are all over the place.) For now I think I'll just content myself with camping out on other peoples' blogs.

    I'm surprised it hasn't bothered anyone else too much.

  8. It has upset me. I just don't feel a strong need to talk about it. A madman got all the media attention he wanted by killing innocent people. I am sickened and saddened by this.

  9. @timethief and @aeliusblythe, let me get this straight, some phsycopath blew up a place with a bomb as a diversion while he was somewhere else shooting people? that's pretty foul, (I don't watch the news so that's why I don't know about it).

    What do you two normally write about on your blogs? I mean do you have like a specific topic you usually cover or does it vary? Like stories?

  10. @kogie
    " @timethief and @aeliusblythe, let me get this straight, some phsycopath blew up a place with a bomb as a diversion while he was somewhere else shooting people? that's pretty foul, (I don't watch the news so that's why I don't know about it). "

    Yup, basically. He thought Muslim immigrants were "polluting" Norway, so he goes and shoots up kids from the immigration-friendly Labor Party.

    His twisted philosophy bothers me about as much as the appalling violence.

    "What do you two normally write about on your blogs? I mean do you have like a specific topic you usually cover or does it vary? Like stories? "

    Yeah, I try to keep my blog focused on all things web fiction. Having a focus lets people know what to expect and attracts readers who are interested in your usual material. So if someone's looking for web fiction, they may come to mine, if they're looking for politics they'll go somewhere else.

    I may very well start a new one for current events, but for now I'm taking my conversations to other blogs that are already set up for that kind of thing.

  11. @aeliusblythe - I don't know if you need any advice on it, but I wish to share this with you. There are two ways that incidences like these are dealt. The way the people from the western countries deal with things like these in a way like - the ground zero after the 9/11 incident is still visited like a shrine. They keep the memory alive of the incident too and not just of the victims.

    Then there is the eastern way of dealing with this - the place which was part destroyed during a terror attack in Mumbai was restored completely and they re-inaugurated it with the message board saying "Resilience". There is a wall were late citizen's names are engraved honouring them, where people still light candles. But other parts of life have moved on. A friend of mine was barely a few minutes away from the attack site. I was shaken, hurt, angered. But I went to work the next day, ate, slept. So why not blog? (I wrote a blog about that incident too.)

    I do not support any one way over the other. How can there be a right way to deal with a big wrong? But you might want to try the second means this time if the first one isn't working for you right now - take pride in your resilience and take pride that you honour your duties (in this case blogging).

  12. @sayali
    That's really interesting. I definitely have a more western way of dealing. It's not that my life has completely stalled, I'm just finding myself very distracted. Maybe I'm just not good at focusing when major things are happening.

  13. I sat down to write an entry to get people talking about depression, and I felt good about it then. Now, I am not so sure about it.

  14. Write when inspiration comes, thats the best!

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