Blogging Etiquette?

So, I haven’t really been posting all that often these days… And there are a couple reasons for that…

First, I am working in survival mode right now.  I am a week away from my exam, and very behind on my studying (I totally didn’t follow my study plan), so I am basically doing the bare minimum to get through my regular day without letting things get too chaotic, and all my other time is spent studying.  If I were to allow myself more than a few minutes to look at blogs and write something, I would totally get distracted and not get any studying done… so I’ve pretty much cut myself off from the fun blogging world…

Second, I don’t have any extra posts written ahead of time.  From what I understand, a lot of bloggers have a collection of posts that they have ready to go, or almost ready to go, that they can schedule ahead of time for when they are busy or so that the pressure of writing is lessened.  I don’t have that.  I have pretty much just written posts as they come, and schedule them to go up the following day.  I would love to post more, but I’m just not sure what to write… I started this blog to keep track of my goals and my progress on my goals, but I’ve stalled out a little on progress that is worth blogging about… So what do I write?

So, now I come to the question in the title of this post… I’ve been trying to figure out blogging etiquette.  Is it okay to copy ideas for posts?  I’m definitely not creative enough to come up with something that has never been done before… I mean everything has been done before… so I guess even if I come up with a “new” idea, if I were to google it, I’m sure that it would return something… but what is the blogging etiquette for this?  I see a lot of posts on similar topics from the blogs that I read, and sometimes they reference other posts, but sometimes they don’t… Is there a generally accepted rule for this?  And is it okay that I get inspiration and ideas from other people’s posts?


Spring is here!

Okay, so technically it isn’t spring for a few more weeks, but it is such a gorgeous morning here, I really feel like spring is here.

After seeing Jill’s post with Hawaii photos, and knowing how bad the winter storms have been back east, I decided to quickly share how lucky I am to live here on the west coast.

Big Cat in the Sun
Big Cat in the Sun

Big cat was posing very nicely in my front window, so I snapped a photo and decided to share it.


Sorry that I’ve been MIA all week, I managed to catch a nasty bug that basically knocked me in to bed for the whole week.  My couch may have an indent where I spend most of my days…

Yesterday was the first day that I started to feel human again, so I finally tackled the dishes that had been piling up all week, and today I think I’ll be able to catch up on my blog reading and writing (along with all my other normal chores).  Thankfully, here in BC, we have a Family Day holiday tomorrow, so I have a bit of extra time to catch up on things before I go back to work.

I promise to get some updates posted this week, and hopefully I’ll be able to catch up on everyone else’s blogs today too.