Here’s Me, Just Writing

by Ginger on April 26, 2012

in Blogging & Social Media

Yesterday, I told 3 different people that my trick for keeping blog inspiration coming is to just keep writing. That it’s a habit thing for me, and that the more I do it, the more I want to do it. And the less I do it, the easier it is to keep not doing it.

So here’s me, just writing.

It’s hard because I have a lot of things I’d love to write about, but am censoring myself on. Work, money, life things that are all things I can’t or won’t say to the internet–the surest way to give me writer’s block is to have everything I REALLY want to talk about be off limits. It’s like my brain won’t let go of those words and ideas enough to give any new ones any traction.

But here’s me, just writing.

I also find that I just don’t have the energy for all the outrage apparently required to have an opinion on things these days. I have opinions, of course I do, on everything from the mommy wars to articles about blogging to politics, but I just do not have the mental energy for the outrage that I’m sure would accompany any thing I write about any of those things.  Maybe my opinions just aren’t strong enough to feel like sharing them, but I look at these things and just feel…tired, thinking of “handling” that level of caring. So I just…don’t.

So this is me, just writing. Nothing of substance, nothing of style, nothing…but something.

Because I need to just keep writing.

Erin April 26, 2012 at 3:09 pm

That’s a tried and true way to keep the juices flowing! Still, yeah, when there’s other stuff — especially big stuff — going on in your life, it’s hard to write about anything else. And I find that for me, true inspiration is fleeting and strikes perhaps once a month. I leap on it when it shows itself.

Life As Wife April 26, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming!

Trisha April 26, 2012 at 6:04 pm

You hit the nail on the head with this one for sure! I struggle with this constantly but no matter what the question, the answer is to keep writing!

oilandgarlic April 27, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Although I sort of self-censor, I do think that I would write less if I wasn’t anonymous!

Classic NYer April 27, 2012 at 6:57 pm

Your voice is beautiful, even when you say nothing.

Kate April 27, 2012 at 10:46 pm

You keep writing. I’ll keep reading. Even if you are just writing about writing.

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