Losing My Blogging Mind

29 Oct

Earlier, I wrote what I thought was a great post about one of my childhood memories. It was all about this restaurant and the cool jukeboxes at each table. I wrote it. I made sure everything was correct. I published it.

That is when I started thinking that maybe I had already written about that. Going through my archives, I found that I had written about the exact same thing in a post called Childhood Memories: Country Roads. That is when I realized that I have lost my blogging mind. Things are bad when I start repeating myself.Shining

Hopefully, it is a condition that many people face when they have been blogging for a couple of years. If not, then I know that I am on the cusp of going bonkers in the blogging part of my life.

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24 Responses to “Losing My Blogging Mind”

  1. Marilyn Armstrong October 29, 2014 at 03:15 #

    Not only have I told the same stories multiple times, but I tell people the same stories. It’s one of the perils of needing a memory upgrade to your brain … and for me, having written just short of 3000 posts. I don’t even remember all the stuff I’ve written and even if I think I have written it before, I can’t find the earlier post. Hey, if YOU can’t remember it, odds are pretty good no one else does either.

    • Rick October 29, 2014 at 03:45 #

      I hate telling a story and realizing everyone has already heard it. I’ll start some grand tale in class, and the students will start rolling their eyes.

      • Marilyn Armstrong October 29, 2014 at 03:58 #

        Get used to it. The older you get … It just comes with the territory.

  2. satanicpanic October 29, 2014 at 04:00 #

    My wife tells me I tell the same story multiple times. It’s hard to avoid. I have an off-topic question for you- can you recommend a good one-volume history of the American Revolution? I’m traveling to DC soon and sadly won’t get to do much sight-seeing but I want to be in the spirit.

    • Rick October 29, 2014 at 04:12 #

      I will need to get in my office and do some research. When I find a good book, I’ll let you know.

      • satanicpanic October 29, 2014 at 04:14 #

        Oh OK cool! Thanks!

      • Rick October 29, 2014 at 04:20 #

        An excellent book about the early days of Washington is called Parlor Politics. It’s not about the war, but it is interesting.

      • satanicpanic October 29, 2014 at 04:25 #

        Looks interesting, I’ll grab that one before I go. That era is a huge gap in my knowledge

      • Rick October 29, 2014 at 18:34 #

        Here are some other options

        If you are interested in the political side of the war go with The Creation of the American Republic by Gordon Wood.

        For the actual war you can read The Glorious Cause by Robert Middlekauff or The War of American Independence by Don Higginbotham.

      • Marilyn Armstrong October 29, 2014 at 18:36 #

        They just went on MY list too.

      • satanicpanic October 30, 2014 at 01:11 #

        Awesome, thanks Rick! Yeah, mostly want to know more about the debates that went into it. I guess a bit about the war too. Thanks again!

      • Rick October 30, 2014 at 01:45 #

        You’re welcome

      • Romantik Adam October 30, 2014 at 08:28 #

        I like it :))

      • Rick October 30, 2014 at 13:16 #

        Thanks

  3. Pam Tomlinson October 29, 2014 at 11:10 #

    I hate to be the one to tell you this. It has nothing to do with being a blogger. It’s called age!

    Pam

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    • Rick October 29, 2014 at 14:36 #

      I was hoping that I wasn’t there yet.

  4. John S October 30, 2014 at 00:48 #

    It’s called growing old!

    • Rick October 30, 2014 at 01:44 #

      That’s what I have been told.

  5. Lunar Euphoria October 30, 2014 at 05:42 #

    Some stories are so good they have to be shared more than once. 🙂

    • Rick October 30, 2014 at 13:16 #

      That is definitely true. I hope this is one of them.

  6. jcalberta October 30, 2014 at 21:21 #

    I do it all the time. Nobody notices. I don’t think?
    or maybe they think I do it on purpose?

    I do it all the time. Nobody notices. I don’t think?
    or maybe they think I do it on purpose?

    • Rick October 30, 2014 at 21:23 #

      I understand. I think. Actually, yes. I understand.

  7. returntothe80s December 4, 2014 at 18:45 #

    It’s not just you. I do the same thing!

    • Rick December 4, 2014 at 20:17 #

      It’s good to know that I am the only one who can’t remember.

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