Jan 8, 2013

Blogger's Block

I have a drafted post that I managed a few thoughtfully written paragraphs of before I completely stalled and put it away. I've opened it a few times since, trying to continue on with a fresh brain, but... nothing. It should have been put up in August, if that tells you anything about the trouble I've had with it.

Today, I spent about an hour working on it. I felt like I was really making progress and was going to finally be able to publish it today. The cat started to run around the room, which distracted me and offered me a quick break to pay attention to him for a minute. As he finally calmed down and hopped up on my lap to snuggle up, I spun slowly in my desk chair, back to facing the screen to review what I had added to this seriously delayed post.

Two sentences.

That's a lie. It was more like one artistically licensed sentence fragment followed by one complete sentence. The blinking cursor laughed at me. Defeated, I saved my fragment and sentence then opened a new page.

Now I'm here. Having told you all of this, I'm still unsure of where to go with it. Writer's block is a bitch, but blogger's block is even worse. Not only am I struggling with putting together meaningful content, but I'm even struggling to put together not-so-meaningful filler content.

I'll leave you with my very first Instagram photo. It's from July 1st, 2011 and it expresses my exact sentiment towards blogger's block and that blinking cursor that so taunts me.


  1. Oh, I know how this feels all too well. I have one from November that may never see the light of day. :p

  2. I have so many "drafts" saved. Totally hear you on this one.

  3. I get this every time I try to write about faith and spirituality. I finally decided to take the Cheater's approach, and only vlog about these topics. Much easier! Hope you get past the blogger block soon

  4. I've been blogging for seven years, and have had many a moment/month/semester of the block.

    Now, though? I tend to just brain dump. I can't decide if it makes me interesting, or boring, or just plain strange, but it's what I do and most days it's all I can manage.

    So yeah. This comment doesn't really say anything interesting. (SEE?? I even do it in comments! UGH)

  5. Ha! I definitely brain dump in comments. Sometimes I do the same in posts, but I don't get the satisfaction of a thoughtfully written post, so I'm torn about it.