Wednesday, 9 November 2011

All blogged out?

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I have sat at my computer diligently every night since Sunday night, ready to write my next blog post. I stared at the screen and conjured up something to get me started. Willing myself to produce a post. But nothing eventuated. The cursor just tantalised me daily with its persistent flash until I closed up shop and sought solace in my book.

My mind is blank.

I have nothing. No ideas. No thoughts. No opinions. No updates. Nothing.

Could my love affair with the blogosphere have come to an abrupt and unwanted halt? Could it be true?

We will have to see what tomorrow brings, but for now I leave you with the question:

What do you do when 'blogger's block' strikes?

29 comments:

Sam-O said...

I'm there myself and I have no idea how to get on with it.

therhythmmethod said...

When I get blogger's block, I visit my bloggy friends and take solice that they feel the same.
I'm just pooped.

Miss Pink said...

I like to make good use of the days when idea's are flowing freely so that I have "backups".
Also, I find sometimes keeping a list of things that I want to blog about, so that I have a topic when i'm stuck may help.
Or you could just ask a couple of bloggy friends to guest post for you for a bit and hope it returns in the meantime.

Mama of 2 boys said...

WOW! I was just thinking about you this evening and realised it's been a while since I saw one of your posts pop up... now I understand why.
You know, I have been feeling exactly the same way. I went for days without posting over the end of last week, which is pretty unusual for me. I've also been feeling rather flat, which doesn't help I'm presuming.
Then I HAD to post about my blogoversary, which could have very well been my farewell post, because although I've still got lots to say, I'm lacking the drive to actually do it. Hope you're back on track soon, as I thoroughly enjoy reading what you have to say xo

Miss Mandy said...

I've just hit the 'We're celebrating christmas' over at a little space like home.
maybe you could blog about your plans for christmas, it's a topic on most peoples lips at the moment.

Kymmie said...

Christine, I feel your pain. (But the question is, is it pain?)

I think it's that time of year. We're busy, we're tired, and with all the run up to the final everythings that happen in the next few weeks, blogging just becomes low priority. I have all these backposts, but I haven't even bothered scheduling them.

Perhaps after some rest, just before Christmas, there might be some inspiration.

It's nice to have you back, but I confess I hadn't noticed, as I haven't blogged since Sunday!

Hope your blojo comes back soon. xx

Nic said...

You are no the only one love! I find as my real life world gets more inspiring, I have less time or inclination to blog. And then it hits and I blog and blog and blog. It goes in cycles...like life. I think it is healthy to have a break and switch off from the computer, and suck in some experiences that you can bank away for a bloggy rainy day!
Nic x

Mrs Woog said...

Me? I just blog when I feel like it. No scheduling or pressure. Nothing there? Nothing written that day. But sometimes you will find a post in the most random and mundane of places. Xxx

Charis said...

Miss Pink has some good ideas. If I'm stuck I like to check out http://www.kerismith.com & read one of her posts/lists... she's so inspiring that I usually think of something :) (In fact today's post is from one of her lists!)

Jo @Countrylifeexperiment said...

I know the feeling. Somedays the posts just flow out of me, and before I know it, I have written 3 or 4. Other days, I can't get one out no matter what.
I try to not worry about it and just leave the page blank for a day (or 4).
A few months ago I wrote a post where I put together a mix tape of songs about my life. I'd love to read about what songs would make it to your mix tape!

Coal Valley View said...

You could Blog about the garage sale (pretty please :-), what was successful, a fizzer, any surprises - I'm having one this Sat and would love to know any of your tips.

Re Bloggers block, give yourself a break! It's a busy time of year, you have 4 young children....odds are something will come up over the coming days. It's not over. No way!

I'm having rather the opposite problem, after muddling through my first few months of blogging I finally have lots to say with the Big Adventure coming up and not enough time to write everything!!!

Take care xx

Shelley @ My Shoebox Life said...

This bloggers block has worked its way around hasn't it! A month ago I was all done and dusted. I had made my mind up. I had nothing left to blog, so I'd make a quiet exit. And then what do you know? Suddenly I'm back in my blogging space - not necessarily coming up with lots of ideas, but enjoying my blog, and enjoying reading and commenting again. It took me a month though. Give yourself some time. xx

Mum on the Run said...

Be kind to you.
Enjoy the free time and indulge a different passion maybe?
But don't you go away!!
:-)

Maxabella said...

I've never had 'block', but sometimes it's nice to just not blog for a while!!! x

Tat @ Mum in search said...

Take a break. And/or write for yourself, anything that comes to your mind, without pressure. If something there strikes you as interesting, follow it.

pam said...

Eat something and watch a black and white movie.
Over-thinking rarely helps whereas cake and a bit of Jimmy Stewart always hits the spot.

EmmaK said...

I start crocheting little cats http://mommyhasaheadache.blogspot.com/2011/08/amigurumi-addict.html
I am on a blogging hiatus too! It's nowt to be ashamed of

Elyse said...

Drink Gin and Tonic with lots of lemon and ice! That may just be me (and never before 5pm I would like to add). I always have lots to say when its gin o clock! x

Rhonda said...

I recently experienced that and took a little time off. I also wrote incredibly stupid posts about things that no one including me cares about.

joeh said...

I write something shitty and post it anyway. But then I have almost no readers!

Cranky Old Man

BabyMac said...

If I don't have something to say, I have learnt not to say anything at all. A random post with photos of my kids, or a post that says I don't know what to say isn't worth it. I always feel silly when I have written it, unsure of why or who I am apologising to, and I have found I should have just waited. Held off. People will wait.

Hope you are back soon!

cityhippyfarmgirl said...

Sometimes a blog break is all that you need. Don't think about it, don't look at that cursor and wait until it strikes you again. I'm sure the mojo will be back.

Ali said...

I was wondering where you had gone. There's nothing wrong with a little break. I couldn't possibly post everyday, I don't have enough ideas in me, let alone the energy for it.

Carolyn R. said...

November is a time to remember the reasons we celebrate Thanksgiving in America. Or as my dad would say, let's count our blessings.

Thanks for your blog.

Ms Kate said...

I always figure that I'm writing when I want too, which means I'll write good posts. So no pressure, that helps. I also read other blogs, that sets the creative juices flowing!

Diminishing Lucy said...

I go through it at regular intervals.

Then something pops into my head.

A break is good.

Then, next thing you know, motivation and inspiration strike again, and off I go again...

xx

Bridget said...

I've been on some form of unintentional hiatus for the past month....it's depressing and liberating at the same time. I've decided to just roll with it....the only person 'expecting' us to post is ourselves... x

A Christy Production said...

I've lost my blogging mojo.. it's been about 6 months since I felt super positive and excited about it. I dunno why. Hoping I get excited soon because I love having a blog and finding cool people.

Veronica @ Mixed Gems said...

I do find we put ourselves under so much pressure. I recently thought of a break too but to keep posting just a few things that inspire me keeping it fairly wordless eg: photos, images from Pinterest, beautiful or inspirational videos. These could be scheduled and then you could step back and take a little break to refresh. Anyway, I hope something is making sense to you as you work this out.

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