Ever since I discovered blogging back in 2006ish or so – and even more so since I started this one in 2007 – I’ve been a vocal proponent for the power of blogging as a reflective tool. Why, then, am I having such difficulty putting metaphorical pen to paper?
The month since my last post has been busier than usual, and only in the last week or so have things eased up a bit, both personally and professionally. I try to keep myself to the blogging schedule I set for myself back in December 2008, and I’ve been fairly successful. While I have a growing list of “to blog about” topics in my Evernote, the motivation to do so has been scarce when it’s all I can do to keep my eyes open after dinner most nights. The few times I have sat myself down in front of the screen with the intention to write, I’ve more often than not ended up staring at a blank white screen until I simply decided not to stare at it any longer.
If blogging for the last 8+ years has taught me anything, it’s that writer’s block is usually temporary, and that sometimes all I need to knock the cobwebs off is to push out a quickie post like this one, almost as a statement of purpose or resolve or something – even as a pseudo-cognitive-behavioral approach to getting back into the writing groove. I don’t know why it works, just that it usually does. So here’s hoping this is sufficient to get me going again.
If you have any tips or tricks for overcoming blogging ennui, please share!