Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Blogger's Block

When I decided to do this blog, I really didn't know what I was getting myself into.  I knew I like to write and I had things that I wanted to write about.  What I didn't know was it's HARD.  Choosing a topic isn't that hard but making it interesting and choosing the right words are.   And If you don't laugh at least once then I'm not doing it right.  Then there is spelling and grammar.  After I get all of this together, I post it and wait.  I wait to see if anyone is reading it and if they comment.  I wonder if someone is going to rip me or praise me.  If you look at my comments, I have one.  Thanks Gretchen.  So, then I think "crap" maybe I'm not doing this right or maybe I just stink.  But like everything I have ever done, I do it because I enjoy it.  Even though its become a second job.  I'm probably more critical of myself than anyone else could be.  Yesterday's post was actually the second that was written.  The first was scrapped 2 1/2 paragraphs into it.  Why? It was an important topic to me but it was BORING.  I will cover the topic another time but it will have to be a special edition.  You might be surprised that I don't prepare for this.  I sit down and write what comes to mind. Which is why the first post never made it yesterday.  That topic needs structure not my normal jump around and sometimes incoherent ramblings.  So now I fear I will run out of topics and I be staring at the computer screen like some zombie.

Take for instance, I would love to write about what is going on in Egypt but I don't know enough.  Here's what I know:  Egypt had a dictator for 30 years.  The United States supported this dictator.  There was a movement for democracy in Egypt.  The United States has said they will fight for democracy any where in the world.  So all the US could do was sit and watch because if you support the dictator you go against everything you stand for.  However, if you support the revolution and they lose, you just lost an ally.  ......And that's all I could say about that.

Apparently I have to stop for the day.  I have an unexpected story to write about Princess Valentine and her favorite song Katie Perry's "Firework."  Please continue to read, leave comments and if you a have topic that you want covered I'm open to suggestions.

This was what was on my mind today.

1 comment:

  1. Shane, I do the same thing. When I have an idea, I write it. When I first started I had planned to put out a couple a week, but it didn't work out that way. Now I think I am averaging about 2 a month.

    I want to write it in a way that people will want to read it. I do it because I like it, like you, but I do want people to see it and enjoy it.