Can someone forget how to blog? If so, I’m pretty sure that’s where I am. Holidays always have this ability to mess with my schedule. I kept meaning to come here and say I’m on a break, but then I figured it wasn’t necessary since I was planning on returning shortly after I would have posted about it.
Obviously, that didn’t work out the way I wanted it to. I’ve been suffering from a strange type of writer’s block that occurs whenever I turn on the computer and try to write anything. It’s like I have all these ideas for things to write about until my fingers find the keyboard. Then, all those ideas evaporate, and I’m left with nothing.
It’s frustrating and not something limited to only my blogging.
My creative writing has suffered from it as well. I’ve found writing things in a notebook help me embrace the thoughts rather than chasing them away, which is progress at least.
I go through this phase of not enjoying technology for writing here and there. I’m not entirely sure what triggers it, but I’m thinking this one may have started because my carpal tunnel syndrome started to flare up in November.
Regardless, here I am.
I’ve been thinking a lot about the purpose of this blog too. I want to use it as a positive place since so much of our world seems negative. I want it to serve as a reminder that adults can embrace creativity and not let go of that joyful spirit we all have as children. Yet all those things make me nervous because who am I to think that I can do it? You know?
It makes me wonder how the blogs I enjoy reading found their purpose and their voice. I wonder if they too struggled in the beginning to figure out what the point was or if they always knew.
So, that brings us to our topic for today.
How did you decide what to blog about? Did you always know or did you discover it on the way? Did you have your doubts? if so, what did you do about them?