Who needs to beware the Ides of March when you’ve got Blog Blah? What’s that? So glad you asked. According to Patrick Says:
It’s sitting in front of a blank post screen for nearly fifteen minutes and not coming up with a single idea or topic. It’s wondering whether it’s time to scrap the whole thing. It’s looking at your last five posts and realizing that all you’ve done is complain and moan about how you have nothing to talk about except acne cleanser or whatnot.
It’s an apathetic ennui. A feedback loop fed by a feeling of a lack of creativity and a runaway internal editor. In my case, my mental reserves seem to be exhausted by midafternoon, leaving me a burned-out husk for the remainder of the evening. Like a hollowed out baked potato. One without the benefit of additional cheese and bacon bits to transform it from kitchen scraps back into a tasty snack. Huh. Now I think I may be more appetized than exhausted. That might be a good sign.
It’s what I’m suffering from. And I’m not sure how you fix it. I guess it’s about focusing on why I starting blogging in the first place. And getting back to that.
Since it seems like publicly declaring that something is going to happen is a very good way of making sure it won’t happen, maybe fixing it is as simple as declaring that it can’t be fixed. To goad someone into popping up and proving my thoroughly embarrassed self completely wrong. Let’s hope that happens— er what I meant to say was that the very idea is completely preposterous.