8.15.2006

blogger's block

I bet I'm not the first to have this problem.

I have no idea what to blog about. Lots of stuff is going on in life, but I don't really know how to feel important about it. I also hate it when I think something is REALLY important, but when it comes out in writing, it sounds so ridiculous and trivial.

Oh well.

I'll figure out what to post on later.

6 comments:

Ben Crowder said...

You're not the first, and I'm pretty sure you won't be the last. :)

It's tough when you don't really know what to write about. I keep a running list of possible blog topics (there are 40 or so entries right now), so in case I simply can't come up with something, I can go back to one of those.

Reading blogs helps, too.

sixline said...

Yeah, I'd like to have a bunch of running drafts, but the easiest way to do that (don't have internet at home) is to have drafts on blogspot.com. But then it appends the post back on the original date, so the new post comes up as being old.

It's not hard to get around, but I'm lazy.

Shaun said...

Well, I suppose you could just not blog, for the time being. I would hardly consider a lack of things to write about as a bad thing. Take the time to do somethine else. When the object is to express your thoughts, then topics usually abound. When the object is to write a blog, that's when "writer's block" starts showing up.

I know how you feel about important things coming out trivial sounding. That annoys me to no end. I do the same thing, then read what I wrote myself and think "This is so stupid". But then I remember that I really care about said topic (say, for example, my experiences in the single life in Provo) and end up going back and forth with myself.

"This is inane!"
"But I really feel strongly about it!"
"Then you're caring too much about unimportant matters."
"You're a jerk"
"You're a whiner"

Maybe I should see a shrink about this....

sixline said...

I never win the arguments with myself. I know 'zactly how you feel, Shaun.

I *do* want to blog as much as I can. It does help, I think. It doesn't always feel like it, but the big ones help. I also like seeing comment numbers go up. Ahhhhh... People take time to read what I write.

Oh, and, Shaun, I can't comment on your blog, is that because I don't use nuclear toiletpaper or what?

Shaun said...

Argh. No, it has nothing to do with you using NTP or not. See, someone in Amsterdam started spamming my blog about two months ago, so I upped some of the "security". I thought I brought it all down, though. When did you try to comment? Was there an error? You aren't the first person to have trouble posting a comment, however it has so far been a rare problem.

sixline said...

Nah, it was awhile ago. I'll have to try again. I'll let you know if it doesn't work.