You might have wondered where I have been. I wish it was an exciting story like I won the lottery or was off raising tigers. As some of you know I had an injury that affected my ability to type. I was supposed to rest my neck and arm until I finished physical therapy, but I kept reinjuring it. It’s hard not using your hands/neck when you’re in the masters program for a teaching credential. Who knew there would be so much paper work? Lucky for me I could still click with the mouse and read other people’s blog. I got addicted to face book games and reading other people’s posts. I became what my family calls a lurker.
I finally discovered a solution to my problem, when I was watching TV. That’s right I learned something from TV even more amazing in a commercial. It was a commercial for Dagon Naturally speaking, software that allows you to speak instead of type to produce written documents. I had used it years ago, but it took hours of training the software before you could start writing. I gave it a shot. It worked on the first try. Now I’m pain free and sleeping well for the first time in months. More importantly, I have a way to blog!
I recommend the software for anyone with hand injuries or who just wants a break from typing. It’s given me my voice back. I’m able to keep writing my novel, blog and more importantly reconnect with friends.
A special thanks to all my blogging friends. Even though I stopped writing, I still kept up with your blogs and messages. Reading your blogs gave me something to look forward to everyday. I have had nothing but support and love from my fellow bloggers and for that I will always be grateful. As a blogger, I wonder if my blog is helping anyone on posts that no one really responds to. I now know that even if people aren’t responding (as I wasn’t) it doesn’t mean that you aren’t making a difference