Monday, February 20, 2012

Unspired

For a writer, there is no worse feeling than sitting down to an empty page and having nothing come out.


I have just felt so uninspired lately. Things in my life have been crazy and I’ve had a lot going on. But in the past, even when things have been crazy and I’ve had a lot going on, I’ve still been able to sit down and focus and get all my ideas and emotions out. For some reason, this time I feel different.


Whenever I DON’T post, I feel like I am letting everyone down. Do any of you ever feel that way? Especially you, my fellow bloggers. I read your words every day and am constantly awed and amazed by your creativity - your stylish outfits, your insane DIY projects, your ability to spot trends and share ideas and come up with exciting projects. I look at my own blog and feel like my creativity and good, interesting ideas have been few and far between lately. Does that ever happen to you?


You know, I’ve been resisting Pinterest. I have an account, but I don’t use it. I’ve been making excuses and jokes - “I’m too busy with all my OTHER social media accounts!” “I am scared I’ll become addicted to it and have to quit my job because I’ll want to spend all my time on it!” - but maybe seeing all the creative ideas and projects out there might inspire me to come up with some of my own?


I love blogging. I love having a space that’s all mine, a space where I’ll be able to look back in ten years and laugh at the things I was doing or saying or wearing. I’ve met wonderful people and learned interesting things and been super inspired by so many other blogs out there. But right now, none of that matters. It’s like I’m stuck.


Yall. I’d sincerely love your advice. What do you do when you feel like this? How can I get my blog-groove back?

4 comments:

Mandy @ In the Fashion Lane said...

I have been there. A lot. I take breaks and step away. Then something inspires me. I don't feel like I let people down but I feel like people will forget about me (they didn't). Stay true to you and the number one thing I read is write what you want to read. If you don't feel it your readers know.

As for pinterest...I love it. It is inspiring and nice to have one place to collect my thoughts. It is also another way to have the "wants" and my jealousy comes out...so that is hard but real life.

I wish you the best of luck. XO

Katie said...

Well I'm biased, but I vote for finding a book that inspires you. For me it could be the faith-restoring PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY, or an Alice Munro story that reminds me of the possibility of modern genius, or even Shakespeare, that old stand-by, who knew the value of each and every syllable. Maybe you have an old favorite, or maybe you need some new recommendations, but it works for me! Good luck!

With Glitter On Top said...

love your blog, you have great taste :):) come check mine out some time!

Alyze said...

I am glad you have been writing daily again. When I used to just be your secret stalker and not your other half, I was so sad when you didn't post for awhile. I think you are a fabulous writer and very funny (obviously or we wouldn't be friends) and even the things you may think are boring to write about I enjoy reading partly because I am super nosey but also because I just like to hear what you have to say. A wise gay once said "MAKE IT WORK!" So make it work lady or I will ship you to West Virginia!