I can’t think of anything to write *sigh*

by on June 30, 2010

3o Day Blogging Challenge, Day #16, only half way through and I can’t think of anything to Write.

I have the bare bones of three posts waiting to be filled out with literary awesomeness ~ but for some reason, the Muse has deserted me.

Nothing works.

Nothing sings.

The words are sticky; jerky; unhelpful.

So after trying silence; tea; chocolate; walking round the block; staring at my screen till the timer went off, I’m going to give in and admit defeat.

Some days, great Content is completely elusive, and the only way to fulfill today’s obligation to the 30 day challenge is to write about it’s absence.

And to be point-blank honest about how difficult it can be to be a blogging goddess Every Single Bloody Day.

There! I said it.

A 30 day challenge is HARD.

Oh it seems such a Lusciously exciting idea in the beginning. Blog Every day for 30 days. You’ll have lots of content. Stats will go up. New habits established. Blah. Blah. Blah.

But they (ok, I don’t know who ‘they’ are, but one has to blame someone!) .. they fail to mention that during a 30 Day Challenge, things like a Life/family/job/sleep requirements can very rapidly become distressingly inconvenient, and that trying to morph overnight from someone who “has a blog” into a full-time Blogger can result in whiny children, a sulky husband/boss and dustbunnies the size of cats.

And the endless search for Content can turn you into chronic note-taking insomniac.

Ok, maybe that’s just me.

But even so, I know that 14 days down the line, when I bask in the glory of a challenge completed (and rapturous applause from adoring, admiring fans!), this is the day I’ll remember.

The day when I couldn’t think of anything to write ~

but wrote anyway.

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Dr. Erica Goodstone July 1, 2010 at 12:23 am

Jacqueline,
I personally love this post. Having just read so many very long and wordy posts, yours was like a breath of fresh air. It’s like the importance of the white space on a page. Sometimes less is more. I commend you for taking the 30 day challenge.
Erica
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Melodie Kantner July 1, 2010 at 8:45 pm

I love this. I have often had days where I didn’t feel inspired to write. Even a short post can be powerful. ;)

Melodie
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Holly July 1, 2010 at 9:28 pm

Goddess Jacqueline,

This is exactly how I am feeling!! Yes, a couple of days behind you and I don’t know what to write. So I love what you have here and way to go , what a beautiful way with words you have. Well said!! Great words here!! I look forward to hearing what you way in 14 more days when you have completed this wonderful challenge!

Cheers,

Holly
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Jacqueline Gates July 4, 2010 at 8:44 pm

Isn’t it the most awful feeling ~ this having to write something?
Reminds me of English Composition exams at school.
Still, there’s a delicious sense of accomplishment when you can post something decent despite the total absence of any kind of literary inspiration!

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Kelly @ Costume for Babies July 4, 2010 at 7:35 pm

I have the same problem at times. They say when you have ideas, to write them down and then when you can’t think of anything to go over the list. But I look at my list and suddenly can’t think of anything to say about anything. It’s just something that has to be gotten past – and you did a wonderful job of getting past it. :)
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Jacqueline Gates July 4, 2010 at 8:42 pm

Thank you, Kelly. Believe me, if it weren’t for the challenge, I would have given up LOL

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