I’ve hit a wall.
When I first started this blog, I was an idea magnet. About 85% of my life experiences were classified as, “Hey, I could write about this!” I followed through on most of those self-promises.
But here I am in my fourth (!) month of blogging and I’ve finally reached that point where I’m racking my brain for something to talk about.
Perhaps this is where failing to have a set content calendar and a niche outside of “I Blog on Mondays!” work against me. Spontaneity seemed to be working for me at first. This is a side gig. It’s something I do for fun, and it allows me the opportunity to express myself in my own, unique-as-a-snowflake way.
Sometimes, the well runs dry, and I’ve nothing to offer outside of a lamentation about how I’m at a loss for words. It’s not that I don’t have anything to talk about — if I think long and hard enough, I do — I just lack the spark to turn it into anything meaningful right now.
So I’m turning it over to you, fellow bloggers: How do you keep the channels of inspiration and creativity flowing?
Are there any processes or schedules you follow? How about any books you look to for advice, or sites you scour for prompts? Do you venture out to sit under a waterfall, so the waters of the earth can cleanse you with creativity…? If you’ve any advice or words of encouragement, please feel free to share the comments.
The good news is that I already have something in place for next week’s Valentine’s Day post. (Head’s up: If you were a fan of November’s Loneeaters challenge, then you’ll be anticipating this.)
Beyond that, it’s up in the air. I do have a week-long holiday coming up. Maybe the downtime will rejuvenate me and I’ll be a regular writing machine again…or I’ll succumb to Netflix. (I mean, Fuller House is going to be released soon!)
This has been roughly 360 words about how I don’t have anything write. We’ll return to a more typical Monday Diaries next week, with much more words.
Til next Monday!