Welcome to Bookish Blatherings, a Bad Bird Reads feature where I ramble about bookish or bloggerish things and hopefully you will join in on the discussion.
I know we have all had those moments. Those times when your heart stops for just a second because of a blogger/reader related problem or occurrence. They are the worst. For us, it’s like the world is ending. I thought I would talk about a few of my heart-stopping moments:
When you are 98% done with a good book and nothing has been resolved. You just know the story is going to have a cliffhanger or no ending at all, but deep down you still hope for a wrapped up ending. Well, at least I do.
When you save the draft of your blog post and (because of crappy internet) the post looks blank for a split second until it catches up with itself. My name is Jennifer Bielman and I have crappy internet. It’s slow and goes in and out every so often. I could be wrong, but I am pretty sure my slow internet is the reason for this: When I save the draft of my blog posts, the text area is blank for about half a second then the text shows back up. Every time it does this, I fear that I have lost my post. Which has happened before.
When you are reading a paperback and your hand slips and you lose your place. It’s stupid, but I seriously overreact when this happens. It’s like the world is ending, and then I realize that the bent spine helps in reopening the book right where I left off.
When your scheduled post don’t publish. No matter how many times I schedule a post ahead of time, there are those few times it doesn’t publish when it is suppose to for whatever reason. I always check in the morning and my stomach drops when I don’t see my correct post up.
When your e-reader starts acting up. I love my Kindle, but it is getting old and I have had a few scares. Like it not connecting to the internet anymore. Or when it stopped updating. Or when it stopped receiving new books. Each problem has been fixed, but dear God those were stressful moments.
When your internet goes out. Either the power goes out or the internet is just effed up. But when this happens, the first thing I think is, “Crap, I don’t have a post scheduled, what am I going to do?
When you go to your blog/website and it has an error message and says something like, “Page cannot be displayed.” This can be because of your web host, internet connection, and so on and it can be fixed, but OMG this is the worst thing to ever happen. It’s like a part of you dies and all you want to do is curl up in a ball and ignore it all.