Wednesday, September 4, 2013

When You Run Out of Things to Say

I sit here for the first morning in a few weeks with time.  The grocery list has been submitted for pick up this afternoon, the school work is caught up, breakfast is eaten and I still have a few minutes before I HAVE to hop in the shower.

The perfect time to blog.

Yet I find myself with nothing to say.

That's kind of how I've been feeling lately;  Like I've run out of things to say.

Oh, I'm sure there's more, but I find that the phrase, "I should blog about that!" is popping into my head less and less. The notes I took on my phone all summer for future blog posts... all used up.  I know I could and should go back, reformat and republish some of my older posts, but ... MEH!

Of course, this is not the first time this has happened, but in years past, I would have lined up guest posts to cover me during my lull in creativity.  I thought about it, but didn't have the gumption to do it.

I see so many of the 'friends' with whom I started blogging growing their blogs, turning them into businesses, going to conferences, and I am held back from that by my decision to remain anonymous, so I feel stuck... ready to do more, but not really able to do so.

Am I finished? Shutting down?

No.

But maybe I need a little break.

21 comments:

Diane said...

I've been the same way. I think I blogged twice all summer and have been trying to get back into it this past week. I just don't really have the desire to try and grow it anymore but don't won't to give it up either.

Tricia said...

I'm right there with you, for completely different reasons. Just kind of over it.

Janet said...

I'm actually finding that reading blogs this morning is helping me discover new things that I want to write about! I'm going thru PYHO and I've already drafted two more posts! I hope you find a solution to your lull.

Tracie Nall said...

It is tough when you see your friend's moving and growing into spaces where you can not go. Hugs.

Those ideas and words will come back.

Shell said...

Nothing wrong with a little break. I'm sure the ideas will come. xo

Stacey said...

It is so hard! I have been blogging for almost 6 years and a little break now and then is almost necessary! Sometimes the ideas start flowing again all on their own.

AiringMyDirtyLaundry said...

It's okay. Everyone needs a break now and again.

Renegades said...

I took a break and came back more excited to share. I hit this time when I was just blank.

Leah said...

Sometimes we just need a break. I sometimes have to stop writing and start reading, watching and listening more. Then I get inspired again.

The Dose of Reality said...

I feel like A LOT of people are feeling this way right now...I firmly believe it has a lot to do with finishing summer and still finding the back-to-school groove!-Ashley

Robbie K said...

I know exactly how this feels. I just can't write right now and it sucks.

Kay said...

You know, go ahead and take a break. Take some time to refresh and decide where you want this to go if anywhere. I don't have a massive following, nor do I have sponsors beating down my email, but that's ok. Those mega-bloggers have so much on their plates and they have to keep producing to keep the money rolling in. That's tough when juggling life. Your priorities are elsewhere right now and that is ok :-)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Sometimes a break is just want is needed. If you feel the pull to start again, the blog is always here.

Cyndy @ Back in the Bush said...

I know the feeling, no big surprise there I'm sure. lol
I started out anonymous a long time ago. It didn't last long. I totally get your reasons for wanting to be anonymous, but it definitely limits what you can do to grow your blog.

Leigh Powell Hines said...

You will get that surge of energy again. But, in the meantime, be proud that you write from the heart, say what you want and a name not be with it.

This time of year is tough, and if I didn't have travel writing commitments that had to get done, I may be just cooking in the kitchen or playing outside a little more.

Ilene Evans said...

Nothing wrong with a break or slowing down! I've done a bit of both lately, actually. It feels "right" at the moment!

Antwonette Proctor said...

I guess I started my blog for totally different reasons than many. It was just another extension of the journaling I had done for years; I had no dreams of being famous online. I posted not long ago about possibly shutting down my blog, because for me it has served it's purpose.

Take a break if you feel the need and then come back...or don't.

JeanHasBeenShopping said...

Taking a break can help. You'll come back refreshed... when you are ready.

JeanHasBeenShopping said...

Taking a break can help. You'll come back refreshed... when you are ready.

Stephanie said...

I actually find this to be a really hard time of year to blog. I don't know if it's the weather change, or going back to school blues, but it gets hard in September! Sometimes a little break helps :)

Charlotte Klein said...

I think it's only natural to experience this lull every now and then. I have had to walk away from blogging a few times in the past and while I hate that I don't feel creatively inspired all the time, I recognize that it is every bit a part of the process. I think it also let's us recognize and give thanks for the times we do feel like we can write forever!