Blogging Downtime–Monday Meanderings

Last week at dVerse Poetics, Fred Rutherford posted a prompt titled Unplugged. I urge you to take a look at it, if you haven’t.

When I learned only that the theme would be “Unplugged,” my mind went to the world of music, and my poem turned out to be a Cento taken from lines of music from some of my favorite performers from the 60’s to the 80’s. But Fred took it a lot further–addressing the value of leaving the smart phone, the computer, all the i-thingy’s in the off position for a while–a day, a week, or whatever you feel works for you. Fred offers some really valuable ideas.

I’ve been struggling with time management lately. I’m in the process of adapting a collection of poetry for the Kindle format, while trying to keep up with my domestic duties, making time for the hubby and kids (of the canine variety), gardening, blogging, and my publishing project. Oh, and an occasional round of (really pathetic) golf.

That being said, I need to take a break from blogging for a week, perhaps less, perhaps more, to focus on that poetry collection. If you don’t see me next Monday, you’ll know where I am.


Coming soon to a Kindle near you…and eventually to Create Space

Cover Photo: David Slotto Cover Art: Victoria Slotto

Cover Photo: David Slotto
Cover Art: Victoria Slotto


Check this out: a couple of photos of our yard taken earlier this week, after a brief, but brutal hail storm…it looks like snow in August. Have a wonderful week.

Photo: David Slotto Hail Storm: August, 2013

Photo: David Slotto
Hail Storm: August, 2013

Photo: David Slotto Hail Storm, August 2013

Photo: David Slotto
Hail Storm, August 2013

9 thoughts on “Blogging Downtime–Monday Meanderings

  1. Jamie Dedes says:

    And you got the job done. Nice!


  2. Sounds like the perfect time for a break.

    Would you like to do an interview on my blog to help promote your new book? Contact me at if you are interested. I’ve been trying to promote authors by doing casual, quirky interviews with authors. I’d love to help you out…


  3. Victoria, you are the 3rd person whom I have read this AM that is taking a break. Hope it’s good! Hail, ugh.


  4. claudia says:

    hope your blogging break goes well…’re enjoying the time..?


  5. janehewey says:

    You do such marvelous work, Victoria. I’m certain it is in part due to the fact that you know when to back off, and from what. I admire your strong presence here in the blogosphere. Looking forward to your collection in kindle format.


  6. CAN’T wait to buy it! You rest and sink in your heart’s need! We’ll be following you ~everywhere and anywhere !


  7. claudia says:

    i hear you…and we all need times away from the online world, times when we can just focus on the things that are around us… i hope you’re having a wonderful offline time victoria and all the best for the book project as well… smiles


  8. brian miller says:

    smiles…we def need those times away…and i appreciate your realizing it as well…you may remember back last year when i almost quit for good because i had let myself run down…hope its productive and you get that book done…cause i want a copy…smiles….


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