It’s been a little while since I’ve blogged. Sort of. I’ve written blog posts –several in fact over the last few months. And for a myriad of reasons, they languish in electronic folders waiting to be given finishing touches before I post them.
Which basically means you may never get to read them.
Not because they don’t have a message or because they consist of incomplete texts, but because they aren’t pretty enough. They lack things like creative canva art or specially taken photos that are sitting on my cell phone being forgotten about.
And every week, #MondayBlogs rolls around without my weekly contribution to the blog world. Nothing gets posted, there aren’t any tweets about them (much less retweets –shock!), and no one is liking them on Facebook.
By Monday evening, when I’m too tired to do more than sit on the sofa reading through everyone else’s witty blog content, I’m content to feel like a blogging failure. Trust me, you get used to the feeling, and by Wednesday it’s passed. –Tuesdays though…oh my…those show themselves right when I’m feeling at a low point from Monday and BAM! #Top10Tuesday blogs start surfacing and I want to run away and hide from the shame of not having ten of anything to blog about. It’s tough being a writer. #writerproblems
So while I was mulling over what I could spend my lunch hour writing about today, I decided I would face my #writerproblems and deal with this bloglessness. –Yes, that’s a word.
First: I’m examining my reasons behind blogging.
Why do I blog?
Because I want to carve out a small part of the cyber world that I can call my own. I like to write and for the most part, I don’t mind sharing tidbits of my life with others. I also like to share my take on things that everyday people encounter in life. Misfits, the misunderstood, and the underdogs of life: unite. Am I right?
Second: It’s time to take a close look at what keeps me from blogging regularly.
When I stall out on blogging, what keeps me from it?
There are a number of things that can interfere with my blogging routine. Everything from not getting a decent night’s sleep to writer’s block. Strangely enough, I suffer from the former more than the latter. Though lately, neither have been the culprit. Currently, it’s one thing. Well, one thing that is made up of multiple things.
It’s really stupid when you think about it.
And, if I’m being completely honest, sometimes I don’t blog because I’m trying to find the perfect, politically correct way of saying something. –Again, stupid really. I mean, having a filter is good, but it’s not the end all, be all either.
So I’m going to work on doing better at posting my blog entries. Whether they have a pretty picture or they don’t. Whether my thoughts are worded perfectly or not. Be it a #MondayBlog or a #Top10Tuesday or just a random Thursday.