I should really say "It's been over a week since I blogged", but something about the word "blogged" still seems to evoke an unfortunate bowel movement or a gardening mishap.
The week has been extraordinarily busy, covering state parliament at work, and rehearsing and preparing for Agatha Holmes Ahoy! - ImproMafia's latest season at the Brisbane Arts Theatre.
This is a murder mystery comedy set on the high seas, in which the audience determines the murderer by ballot every night. We also use their suggestions for the murder weapon and a tell-tale clue, and it's up to Britain's sharpest detective mind to solve the whodunnit.
Here's a clip from our opening night on Thursday - "The Reason for the Rhyme". This gives you a good idea of what an insanely brilliant (or possibly just insane) sleuth Agatha Holmes is.
I play Lady Augusta Wellesley, an ice-cold socialite of aristocratic heritage with a tongue sharper than her great-great-uncle Arthur's battle sword. She's a lot of fun to portray - and hell, who doesn't love dressing up?
|Picture courtesy of the brilliant Kris Anderson.|
I do hope those of you living in or near Brisbane will come and check out the show - we're playing until Saturday 13 August.
Now! Right here - RIGHT HERE at this point in this post, I had begun a rumination about social media, and reflections on my current involvement with it.
But, since I signed up for Google Plus, I can tell you my online life has become hell. My Blogger login is the same as Google Plus, but that is separate to my girlclumsy.com domain and main email. So I cannot use both at the same time. This is supremely frustrating, and doesn't seem to have a fix that I can understand (I admit to not being very good with computers).
The issue is that there also appears to be errors with Blogger's new publishing system - I saved the post repeatedly, but when I hit publish, nothing happened. When I reset the page, it had only saved the beginning of my post. This is supremely frustrating. Yes, it's a lesson for me to write in Word first, but still. When you hit "Publish", your post should publish. Shouldn't it?
Blogger has served me really well since I began this site in 2004. I have also been a strong supporter of Google. But currently, I'm bamboozled. I'm not sure what else to do - I don't particularly want to move to Wordpress or another platform. But I have been thinking of giving the site a spruce up for a while, so maybe it's time to examine my options.
Any advice/hints very welcome! I'll try to recompose my social media post in coming days and put it up separately for discussion.