Once upon a time, there was a girl who had the blog blahs. A very bad case of the blog blahs she had.
The girl was not out of ideas for blogging. No, nothing that radical. In fact, every morning, she would stagger into her home office, fresh coffee in her cup, punch the button on the trusty old Compaq, pray that it fired up, then scroll through hundreds of photos and writings that would—in her humble opinion—make interesting subjects for blog posts. Her head literally swam with ideas.
But, alas, the blog blahs were waiting for her every morning, along with all of the ideas.
And so, the girl would sit at her dusty desk, sip black coffee, and ponder.
Or count paperclips.
She learned one thing at least. Pondering and piddling and counting paperclips is an awful lot of fun, but it does not produce blogs.
One day, amid all of the pondering and such, the girl kinda sorta heard a voice, and it went something like this: Dear girl, the world will not be sad if you never blog again. You should ponder that, dear girl.
So, the girl pondered that and pondered it long and hard. Her pondering went on for days.
Then one morning, while still pondering the matter, the girl kinda sorta heard another voice, and it went something like this: Dear world, you are a mighty big place, and the girl knows you would not be sad if she never blogged again. But the truth is, she would be sad. You should ponder that, dear world.
And with that declaration, the girl snapped out of it, fired up the old Compaq, and got on with the business of blogging the post you just read.
Have you ever had a case of the blog blahs? If so, what did you do to overcome? Take a blog break? Push through the blog fog using sheer determination? If you'd be so kind, I'd love you to share your secrets here, in the comment section, with all of us.
Until next time, sweet friends, press on. I am.