Saturday, 30 August 2008

next week is this week

well,after  all the rush getting things  sorted yesterday i thought i would  post  the entry  i ws going to write  next  week. clear??  good  lol        it  was   rather a surprise to find my entry  used  yesterday,and  caught me completely unawares.   just  want  to say  a couple  of  things about  it.  

to be asked if  i would like to be guest editor  was a great honour  to me, 10 months  journalling,part  timer  too  lol    it  was a  lovely surprise.     you  see,i have several different "lifes" on AOL,   jland  is  one  part,i  talk to my  friends  on IM every night,i  use  chatrooms         well 50s  romance  is  the  main one  i use,i  play  poker every  night,ive  just  joined  a league,nice  people   good  poker.no,not  for money.lol.  and   email         so  journals  tend  to get rather neglected.  and  i feel a bit guilty.  i have  over  50 on  my  favourite  sites   saved now,i tend to try  and  read  a  few every  night,i  get  alerts  for around  15  or so,and  those  i do  read  when they  are  posted,but  some  i  hardly  get  round to reading  for ages.      even  the  ones  i picked  i dont  always  read  when  they posted,  but  i  do try  and  keep  up.this  made  it  so hard  for  me  to  pick  my  favourite  ones.          and  if i am being  completely  honest,there  are others  i  may  have  picked as well.but  3  are  private,and  1  is  off aol  at  the  moment.           not  an easy  decision  to  make  by  the  way.           not  who  to  mention,that  bit  was  easy.          but  who  NOT  to  mention,that  was  the hard  bit. 

every  journal  is  different,we all have  our  story  to  tell,our  lives  to make public,our  thoughts  and  maybe  fears  to show.        and  when  i  read  your  journals,i  think     someone  went  to a lot of  effort  to write  this.  i know how  hard  it  is  sometimes  to  write something  someone  will  read           and  hopefully  enjoy,and  comment  on,and        come  back.   so  how  can  i  pick   6       7    whatever?? but  i had  to.   so        why  did  i pick  those  journals??  as  i said,  i  love  reading  those picked,and  in  one  or  two  cases  i think   should  be  read  by  more  people.         but  why  didnt  i pick  YOURS?         does  that  mean  i  dont  like  YOUR  journal??             NO.        if  i have  ever  commented  on  your  journal  it  means  i have  read   it,and  liked it  enough  to comment  on.           i  had  to make a choice.      personally  i think every journal  deserves to  be picked.         

i enjoy  wriying  this  lournal.          it  now  means  a  lot  to  me.         jland  means  a lot  to  me.          thanks  for  making  this  very  tired  carer        welcome.       every  commment  is   appreciated.                take  care all

17 comments:

preciousone25 said...

Hi Mort, it almost sounds like someone got offended that you didn't pick theirs... don't worry about it, Mort!!  Not every journal can be picked, and not every journal can have every entry read.... besides if someone DID get offended, maybe they need to think about improving the contents of their journal for the readers.... LOL!!!  Ok, maybe that was uncalled for, I just don't think people should get offended, I think you did a great job on your picks!!!  Don't let ANYONE guilt you!!!

Joann

funnyface0s0 said...

Hi Mort ...... i think its because you have a heart of gold, you almost feel guilty at not being able to name all the journals you read.   I would like to say for my part, i write my journal for myself, and if i never had any readers it would never worry me, as these are my memories, my opionions, my tales for me to read in future years and remember the happy and sad times.    There are some journals i read and never leave a comment on, and of course there are some that i enjoy commenting on ;o)     Thank you again for selecting my journal as one you enjoy reading - your a star, and i love you.
Jaynee X

jjdolfin9 said...

I can't imagine having to pick just 6 that I like.  I have close to 80 on alerts and I love them all.  So don't feel bad.  We are all wondering how the choices are made.  I'm sure it was very difficult.  There are so many good ones.  I hope your days are easy and the mum is feeling fit.  Have a nice Sunday.
Hugs, Joyce

buckoclown said...

Congrats on being guest editor Mort :o)  I think your J-Land sentiments speak volumes about the person you are.  Thank you for caring.

linnpooh said...

I can imagine how hard it would be to just pick a few journals....I'm with you in having so many I love! You did a great job and I thank you for introducing me to a few new ones to read :)

Pooh Hugs,
Linda

luvrte66 said...

Mort, I did the Guest Editor gig a few months ago, and I know what you mean--it's really hard to narrow it down to just a few! Don't feel bad or guilty for highlighting just a few--that's why they have a different GE each week, so that different folks can share their favorites, and we can all enjoy reading journals we might not have come across before!

Enjoy your weekend!

Beth

sybilsybil45 said...

Well if you think you were honoured Mort  so was I  !!  It must be so difficult as you say to pick only a few...I wouldn't like it one little bit...so thanks for being brave...what a dull morning we have think mist all around. Thankfully we had a glorious SUNNY day yesterday so think that will have to keep us going on what sounds like a rather wet week ahead...We haeva church picnic today !! typical thank it will be an indoor one !!   Love for now  Sybil  love to Mum as well.

http://journals.aol.co.uk/sybilsybil45/villagelife/

jeadie05 said...

I know just what you mean Mort ,we have made so many good friends here it is just to difficult to pick them all ,you did well ,love to you both ..Jan xx

ukgal36 said...

I love reading journals...it's like peeking into other people windows..LOL
Lyn

dsonney01 said...

Hugs and Kisses! you ol' worrier! Dannelle

ally123130585918 said...

Mort congratulations on being picked "Guest Editor" ~ and I enjoyed the journals you picked you made some great choices ~ I am glad you enjoy writing your journal as I enjoy reading it ~ Ally x

jhorky said...

Ok, all you brits,  I get  to try to boss him around.  Not thaT i SUCCEED.  This man is one of the most caring, brave, and fiesty enough person I have ever met except one and Mort knows who he is, Alan..  Thank you mort for being my friend, and telling me off at times when I need it.  You are so good to your mum. Lucy

frankandmary said...

I love this title, esp since I woke up thinking today was Monday ;o.  ~Mary

pharmolo said...

Excellent entry, Mort - because you're open and honest about things. And that's the way to be :-)

stetsonsfyre said...

Very good entry Mort :)  I liked your Magic Smoke one too!  Don't ever give up writing if you can help it :)  Blessings** Teresa

plieck30 said...

Thanks for stopping by my Country Tales journal and congrats on being guest editor if I haven't said that already. Wishing you and your Mum a good day except its probably night in the UK. Can't keep up with it even though my daughter and her family lived there three years and loved it. Paula

dbp2000 said...

Congrats on being Guest Editor, Mort!  

Donna
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