The Blogger Doldrums

It comes in cycles; the dreaded Blogger Doldrums.  The vast, windless part of the blogging ocean where stories are as ready as the sails of your ship, but the mood to write is as absent as that lack of wind, which kept the sailors of old adrift for sometimes weeks at a time.

As always, introspecting myself as regularly as I do, I have numerous theories about exactly why my boat is floating about aimlessly.

For one, I’m not focussed. That never helps.  Tomorrow, in fact, in a few hours, I will get to know whether or not and how often I will get to see TLG.  Those thoughts, however well I try to keep them under wraps, pretty much dominate my mind and, in spite of myself, has me feeling a bit down.

The other big reason is that I think I’ve been spending too much time in front of the computer again.  At work I’m working on another programming project and with those an hour goes by in a snap.  I’ve been having to set reminders for myself to get up and go for a walk every now and again, but even though they’re set at 1-hour intervals, they feel like they come around every 5 minutes.

And then after my evening exercise I’m usually back in front of the PC blogging.  Thus, I’ve been making a concious effort to spend less time typing and more time doing some sort of activity, but of course, that time comes out of my blogging time as at work I don’t really have a choice.  Hence, the decline in posts.

Anyway, after tomorrow I’m sure I’ll have plenty of emotions to reference for inspiration; good or bad, we’ll see how it goes.

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