Robin Kemp says blogging distracts her from writing anything substantial, and is absenting herself from the rolls. She makes sense. I agree with her. I've just spent 20 minutes adding new names to my list of bloggers & then patiently arranging them in alpha order. That's 20 minutes that I've not read a page of Bonny Barry Sanders book, Touching Shadows (Val Verde Press). It's 20 minutes in which I haven't completed that Very Important Letter to the Open Campus President regarding Kalliope. It's 20 minutes in which I've not walked the paths of Four Corners Park or given my bunny his greens or checked my clothes for work romorrow or taken the recycle bin to the curb.
It's 20 minutes in which my brain has concentrated its processes on Kemp's reasoning, and my determination to rebut her remarks; 20 minutes of maybe wasted time but who knows?; 20 minutes when I looked into my own blogging, considered my own time as valuable or lost; 20 minutes in which words are scudding up like the froth of tides, given form and purpose and waiting to spill. The thing is - the process of blogging is more than blogging.