5 things that distract you from blogging

Doctor Tanya has asked what things distract us from blogging, apart from family, work and housework of course.

Does anything get in the way of your blogging too? Do let the rest of us know.

This is quite topical for me. I haven’t blogged much in the last week or so. I haven’t been working or particularly busy, just having one of those spells when I can’t get motivated.

My main blogging distractions, not in any particular order are:

You Tube & TV: I don’t do a lot of social media but I do find watching You Tube is a big distraction. We don’t have free to air TV at our house, instead we stream via the internet so I have Netflix, Amazon Prime and the FTA catch-up channels. Naomi is away on holidays so I’ve been binge watching a lot of old favourite TV shows in the evenings.

Computer games: I have been spending a lot more time than usual playing Solitaire and a few other games that I like.

Laziness & Procrastination: The biggest one I have to confess. I am a champion procrastinator. I procrastinate about things I don’t want to do but sometimes I procrastinate about things I do want to do as well. I can only put it down to laziness.

So that’s my confession. I could blame my computer desk. It is too small and it is in a little alcove at the top of the stairs. That’s not so bad, except that I knock a lot of pens and things down the stairs but in the middle of the day the sun shines on the screen and I find it hard to edit photos. Those are solvable problems though. I have bought a new, larger desk which I have to get put together and I’ll get a curtain for the window. That will fix that. Then I just have to fix me.

My new computer.


I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.


  1. Nice computer! It should last you a long time! Desktops are a lot sturdier than laptops. I’m just addicted to NOT having to be in another room with the computer. I did that for many years and now, I like being where life is happening.

    For me, a lot of the time I’m just plain tired. The days get late and I realize I haven’t even started anything — and whatever inspiration I had when I got up in the morning has slipped away in the hours since. It isn’t so much a lack of inspiration, but it is an absence of focus. I also wind up playing bridge or solitaire or some other silly game because I really don’t feel like thinking — or working.

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    • That computer is a couple of years old now. I got it during the pandemic but it will be good for a lot more years I hope. Most of my photos are stored on it and it has Adobe Photoshop Elements so I like to edit there. I do a lot of blogging on the laptop in the living room, especially when it’s cold and I can do simple editing on it. I have the photos backed up on a portable drive so I guess I could bring that in the living room too. I know that don’t want to think too much feeling though.


      • I have two backups — in case one fails. Because I’ve had them fail and I have photos stored that I don’t have on my hard drive. I got SSDs because they are less likely to fail and they are fast. I hate backing up. I don’t even know why since it really only takes a few minutes a month.

        Overall, desktop Dell computers are very reliable. I have old ones still in use 10 years later, long after I stopped using them.

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      • I bought my Dell partly because you had mentioned having good experiences with them. As well as the backup I keep my SD cards so at least I will have the originals if worst comes to worst. I have the whole drive back up automatically every week and do the pictures separately every now and then.


      • I only back-up photos and documents. The rest I store on Chrome, which might not be the best idea, but I’ve got so much stuff, there’s no way I can store all that stuff on any hard drive.

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