The month of April 2020, WordPress has reopened daily Discover challenges, hosted this week again by Ben Huberman. Today’s theme is the word “scent.” I thought of food that instantly makes me hungry: pancakes.
For many years running, my family ate a Sunday family breakfast of pancakes, after returning from church. It was nice. Sometimes there would be a cassette tape of music playing, and sometimes there would be for me a cup of tea, as I didn’t drink coffee until beginning in my mid-teens, I think.
Later that day we would go around to my mother’s parents’ house and have a visit. The smell of pancakes remains quite pleasing for me.
Last night was the last quarter of the moon, my wall calendar tells me. I know things are hard. My readership for the blog is small but consistent. I have benefitted in terms of expanding its reach, from reading the daily Discover essays this month, and many days writing in response.
It interests me to read where the blog’s visitors say they are coming from. In these days of social distancing, WordPress is among the best socializing I enjoy, as far as interacting with new people goes.
My present routine, to publish, discover, and comment, has helped me with the focus I have for writing in my blog, and for feeling better organized to be interested in it and to work at it. While it is purely for interest’s sake, I am part of a small business that my father operates together with me.
We take care of a small cemetery, usually every week. We are on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LouthUnited
Although I have temporarily shelved my editorial calendar, owing to the emergency, you do have the option of visiting me on Facebook and following and commenting on this blog post. I appreciate your time and I wish you well during this spot of bad luck.