The Daily Post wondered what the point of it all was. I have three blogs, and here are their points: My daily blog is “Wee Scoops“. T.S. Eliot, in “The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock” says :
I have measured out my life with coffee spoons
In the bottle feeding phase of life, this idea inspired me to write this poem:
Coffee Spoons? No –
I measure out my life
in pink plastic scoops.
Breast may be best,
But formula is the formula:
It makes magic milk.
Stacked in a steriliser
Six minutes in steam.
O-ring, teat, lid and bottle,
Seven ounces of sterile water.
So seven scoops for seven ounces
A row of bottles hanging on the
Kitchen counter – That’s me-
Don’t put me off,
Scoop, scoop, scoop, scoop, scoop, scoop, scoop.
Six times seven is 42
ounces of milk.
And a day.
Life, the universe and everything –
Measure for measure
Bottle after bottle
Day after day.
So, that’s how the blog got its name. I use this blog to follow the Daily Post suggestions in general, and any other random ideas that I come across. I hope to try out different kinds of writing and to find out what people want to read!
My second blog is “Forty Winks“. In it, I chart my way to the top of the hill, in the hope I can reach the “life begins” part before I’m forty. I have a few personal goals. I use this blog to explore my attempts to read, run, diet and give blood which were my resolutions this year. So far I am not doing too well!
The third blog is about my phobia of telephones. I hate them and long for the day when they are at last obsolete. I find myself explaining this irrational quirk pretty often. I have 38 years of material to get through so I thought I’d blog on it to try to process all the things I hate about phones. I have not got very far with this blog, but there is plenty more to come.
These are my purposes in blogging, but there have been many bonuses along the way – in reading others’ blogs. I have gathered domestic hints and tips, heard people’s stories of joy and angst, politics and religion, profundity and trivia.