Tuesday, November 02, 2010

This is not an announcment

I've started about seven different blogs posts today, each of them more boring than the last.  I keep starting sentences and then losing interest halfway through.  That's been happening to me a lot whenever I blog lately.

I think I've lot my blogging mojo.

I need to figure out how to get it back.  I love blogging too much to quit.  I love this blog to much to let it die.  Yes, it's a stupid, unknown, poop-story-filled, read-by-four-people, poorly spelled, dorkishly URLed blog but I love it.  And I need to figure out how to get back to the place where I'm IN LOVE with it.

I certainly can't be the only person who has ever gone through this.  What do you do when you've got a bad case of the blogging blahs?  How do you break out of it?

One year ago today some people noticed me.
Two years ago today I didn't like the neighbor kid.
Five years ago today Elle had a bath.


susan said...

This is kind of lame, but when I run into the blogging blahs, I try to set out to do some kind of themed posting scheme (Haiku Tuesday, Wordless Wednesday, Catblogging Friday). That usually gets me going again, at which point I abandon the gimmicks.

Shannon said...

I've been going through the same slump for a while. Just trying to be patient with myself. I, too, am not ready to quit blogging, but at the moment, it's just not there for me. So I'm waiting and posting occasionally, when the mood strikes. I hope my mojo will come back eventually. I think it will.

Sheri said...

It is not unread!! I check for new posts daily....just love your writing. It's like finding a great article in a magazine and hoping that person writes a book some day!! Honestly, I lurk daily...get your MOJO back!

Stimey said...

I go through ups and downs too. I used to feel driven to write, like I had too many thoughts that it was hard to choose what to write. Now sometimes I have a hard time finding a topic. But, like you, I love my little internet space so much.

I think you have to not force it, otherwise you'll write stuff you don't feel good about and then your mojo goes even farther away.

Why don't you go to the Dakotas again? The one you missed last time. That was super fun to read about. Who needs to go to work or school?

dancing_lemur said...

God, that is the story of my life. I tend to just...not blog, such as right now. I have posts IN MY HEAD, but am too blah to actually write/post them. Or maybe I'm just in love with writing those "SORRY SORRY SORRY, I'm still alive, I swear!" posts.

I always write like crazy after I've spent time with other fab writers, at a conference like Blissdom. Always good inspiration, there. Maybe plan a local meetup/tweetup with bloggers in your area for some inspiration?

Anonymous said...

I agree with Stimey! Finish the Dakota series. I am anxiously awaiting that and evidently so is Stimey. (If you finished Joseph's adoption story, I must have missed that, and if you haven't completed it, I would absolutely love to read that ending!) Or, start thinking about Holiday themes, Thanksgiving, Jesse's birthday, Christmas.... or like me you could write a poem about something like your garbage disposal! The important thing is to keep writing! And I check your blog, maybe not every day, but every couple of days for sure! Jesse told me some good news about Elle, so you could post that, too! Kids are always good material! Love to all... your MIL.. Judy

Anonymous said...

Every time I get into a blogging slump, I start over. Sometimes it just seems like an era in my life is over and I'm starting a new one. Sometimes my old blog has 700 posts and 30% of them are embarrassing.