May 10th, 2001


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I'm very bad at starting things.

My website, which is currently in web-hell (it _is_ online, but the URL is long and convoluted, and I doubt anyone would be able to find it without asking), features many pieces of writing which start off with the obligatory apology about how hard I find it to start doing things. Someone on alt.poly summed it up for me recently: I suffer from inertia.

Getting started on things is damned hard. But once I get past the initial energy barrier, I can keep going pretty easily.

The problem with keeping a diary is that every new entry has an energy barrier of its own.

I've tried several times to keep a paper diary: the longest I've ever managed was a couple of months. I have a few of my old diaries here, and they're interesting - it's amazing how little I needed to write to be reminded of some days. I haven't actually tried the online diary thing before. I _did_ try the "email to all my random friends letting them know what's happening in my life" thing, but the problem with that was that I couldn't send out an email for something relatively unimportant, and by the time I got round to typing it all out and sending it, I was ending up sending a mammoth email once every three months. Which of course, no one ever got round to replying to, because they wanted to reply to _everything_, and they all have energy barriers of their own... hmmm.

A couple of my friends have diaries here, and I thought I'd take the plunge and do something. Not least of all because I don't have the energy at the moment to do the major changes I want to do before my website comes out of web-hell (the changes I want to make are graphical, and I'm not a good artist - it takes me _ages_ to create graphics that I like), but I still want to have some sort of web presence. Egotistical, moi? :)

So here it is.

Now I just have to tweak the colours and suchlike so that the pages look ok: I've spent about an hour reading the FAQs and newbie info, and I still can't work out how to do half the things I want to do. Oh well. Let's send this, and see how it goes...
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OK, so I am stupid. I've been boggling like mad about the "Current Music" box at the bottom of this update form. This computer doesn't have a functional sound card, so I was assuming that the livejournal site was adding all sorts of strange musical accompaniment to my post.

Heh, no. It's just where I put a note of what I'm listening to whilst writing the post. As I'm currently listening to nothing, I'll leave it blank.

The colour options that I've picked seem to be okay too. I don't like the yucky brown colour that "helen-louise's LiveJournal" is written in, but then this monitor displays colours in an, er, idiosyncratic way, and it's quite possible that on other machines it comes out as a much nicer shade.

*yawn* well, it's 12.38pm according to the clock on this machine, and I got up around midnight. For those of you who don't know, I suffer from a bizarre sleep disorder called Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome - you can read about it here. In addition to my usual sleep oddities, I spent a week in Seattle recently, and caught a cold while I was there - and since I've been back I've been sleeping _a lot_ and at weird times of day. I really have to sort this out, and at least get into a pattern (it's not so bad waking up in the afternoon and going to sleep in the early morning, but I absolutely hate waking up at night and not getting to sleep until the afternoon - it means that I can't talk to anyone in my time zone). I might write some more about that later, but right now I just want to get some sleep. A friend of mine's band is playing tonight, and I'd like to go along to see them.

More later, after sleep. Assuming I _can_ sleep, that is *sigh*.