Making this post is like a blank slate that doesn’t seem to fill up no matter what I throw at it. I’ve started writing and rewriting it countless times, each time using the backspace key to perform what once was a much more satisfying task of rolling a piece of paper into a crumpled ball of disillusionment and heaving it across the room.
I’m beginning to think that this writer’s block (blogger’s block?) is because the things that I’m really craving to write are not things that are meant for a blog. Or at least, they’re the kinds of writing that I wouldn’t want to put on my blog.
I don’t think that this means that I’ll stop blogging. On the contrary, I wouldn’t be surprised if it in some way frees me up to do more blogging, as I’ll have more than one channel for my writing impulses to flow in.
3 responses to “Writer’s Block”
I’m interested in the things you think ARE for blogging and the things that you think are not. I don’t blog some things that might cause people in my congregation to stumble because they contradict what our pastors teach about gender roles, for instance. But I push the envelope as much as I can without coming right out and saying it. I look forward to reading the things you consider appropriate to blog about. And maybe you can post links to PDFs of the other…
Thanks for the comment. Blogging, for me, tends to be mostly about ideas. I hope that my ideas help some people, and I hope that they help show me when I’m out to lunch.
I tend not to blog very personal things, as that would make me an online emotional exhibitionist. I also shy away from family issues and issues pertaining to life in my community, for similar reasons to not discussing very personal things. This is just the wrong forum for that, in my opinion.
That being said, I’m starting to write a story. Maybe I’ll put a preview of it on here… We shall see.
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