Sunday, July 13, 2008

The Mouse That Mugged My Blog

Muggings. They are terrorism in the streets. One day you're all alone walking down the 'hood and somebody sneaks up behind your back and before you know it, you're dead. They make me paranoid. But guess what, I just got mugged right here in my house, right here in my room, right next to my computer, right here, right now and in broad daylight at that. Luckily, it was not the kind that would leave you broke or dead.

I was mugged by a mouse.

Since it's a Sunday today, I decided to begin the day with a blog. I usually do the blogging late at night after a full day's work, when there is peace and quiet and before I hit the sack. But sometimes, the urge to blog, or not to blog, hits you at crazy hours, and when it comes it's almost as irresistable as the call of nature. You just can't shake it off or procrastinate. So, rather than fight the inevitable, I decided what the heck it's a Sunday anyway, so let me blog.

But lo and behold!

My mouse won't work. I bent down to check the connections, the plugs, the cpu, the usb, the ufo, the ilo, the imf, even the milf and you can throw in those Marxist-Leninist cpp-npa-ndf and all that alphabet soup mumbo jumbo, but no problem there. I unplugged the mouse then plugged it again. Still no luck. So I walked away and had my breakfast wandering what timing could be worse. Funny how at some other days, my computer would be working perfectly fine but it's my mind that goes completely out of sync, those were days when I would just slip into a deep creative coma; some sort of complete paralysis of the brain. But this morning, it's my mouse that decided to take the day off on a Sunday.

A lot of questions were running through my head, eating at me while I ate. One of those 'what if' moments.

What if this day was pre-ordained for me to write the all-time greatest blog masterpiece in the history of the whole wide world? You know, the "I Have A Blog" equivalent of Martin Luther King's powerful speech that left the black-bashing establishment of the US of A shaking in its boots? What if what I was meant to write today, only today, and at no other day, would solve the oil crisis, stop the war in Afghanistan, or save the earth from bloody alien invasion?

Anyway, that profound moment ended with a quick trip to the computer shop where I bought a brand new mouse. And then, by the time I was back in my room and in front of the computer, I realized that my mental bank deposit had hit zero-balance once again.

With no creative juices left to squeeze out of me, I was completely useless and unproductive so if only to get something out of this, I just have to have a thing to say about that darn stupid mouse that mugged my blog.

Meantime, my "I Have a Blog" moment and Martin Luther King, will have to wait.


CCB said...

Thanks for the comment and generous praises HOAH. This blog has been a labor of several months of continuous learning and reading and I do admire your desire to learn more. I started with the same enthusiasm back then.

I've taken a look at your blog and here's a few things I wish to share with you. I hope you take them in a constructive way.

1. I noticed you're probably using a default blogger template which is just fine but if you want more choices in templates, I suggest you check out They have a wide variety of cool designs you might be interested.

2. You might want to shorten the page by limiting the number of posts on the homepage. That could be done in your blogger settings. Reading a long page might be a little overwhelming for your visitors.

3. I love your versatility in composing your pieces. Each author has their own writings style however, you might also want to think about what your readers would want to see and read. If this is a personal blog, then you don't have to worry about anything. You're doing fine.

4. Keep your sidebars filled with interesting stuff. Maybe links, your personal interests. Anything that you think would provide value for your readers.

Your blog is pretty new so all I could comment for now are the ones I've given above. By the way you do your writings, I believe you can be consistent and be an awesome blogger too!

Keeping blogging and keep it going! Thanks again for the comment.

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