Why don't I blog more?


I've asked myself this question and come up with three possible answers. 


Answer 1) My life is super boring and thus not worth blogging about.


Answer 2)You all are such amazing bloggers that you've intimidated me into silence.


Answer 3) I don't as a general rule enjoy writing creative non fiction.


The answer is probably a mix of the three, but I want to focus on the third reason that I'm often short on posts.  I realize that I don't really love writing creative non fiction.  I have tons of thoughts and ideas pop into my head for blogging topics, but then when I actually sit to write them I think, Bleck! I already had the thought why do I want to spend my time writing it?  I could be writing about my fictional characters and that's way more fun!  


So maybe I need to add a fourth reason to my list... Answer 4) LAZY!  Yep that's probably the most truthful answer.


Fortunately, I have all of your lovely blogs to keep me entertained and connected, so though I will continue to blog albeit sporadically, I will do more basking in all your blogs in the meantime.  You all say it so much better than I could anyway!

16 comments:

  1. My sporadic blogging is due to the same key reasons as yours. I always have the random thoughts that I think would make good posts when they first arise, but by the time I am ready to blog I have no motivation, and sometimes no recollection and end up just reading other people's blogs instead of blogging on my own.

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  2. Amber, I'm glad to know I'm not the only one! Feeling pressure to blog just takes the fun out of it, so I am relieving myself of the pressure and just blogging when I feel like it.

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  3. LOL! Candice, I've seriously thought of quitting my blog. There's so many writers out there saying it all better than I can. And it seems like all the great topics have been taken and gone over a bazillion times.

    However, I'll try and stretch my creativity for a little while longer and keep doing what I'm doing. Well, until my head explodes, which it's close to doing. *sigh*

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  4. Wow, yeah! I'm a blend too, with emphasis on #3. Of course, limiting my posts to only writing topics makes it even harder. Not that it really matters, since my blog traffic is not exactly blazing. :-)

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  5. Michelle, you would have A LOT of disappointed readers if you quit, but blogs sure are time consuming.

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  6. Linda, I think our blogs are as much for ourselves as they are for others. Have said that, I would sure miss your blog, especially onceI live on the other side of the country!

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  7. Ah Candice, as you know, I feel the exact same as you. Especially reason number 3. I mean, if I am going to be spending time at the computer, I want it to either be writing or surfing blogs/websites that I enjoy. 9 out of 10 posts I write, I hate three minutes after putting them up.

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  8. I find myself with similar questions. I enjoy blogging and seeing peoples' responses, but it seems a daunting task when I sit down to actually do it. :) We are not alone!

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  9. Whine, whine, whine. Just do it! :) Actually, I've been feeling the blog pressure lately. The pressure to be funny and entertaining and witty. I can't do it. And then I feel guilty when I don't write about writing and guilty when I do write about writing because I don't know what I'm talking about. Sigh. Let's all just go back to being hermits, the guilt is too much to handle.

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  10. Renee, I just laughed when I read 9 out of 10 posts... it made me think of a toothpaste commercial, "nine out of ten dentists..." LOL! You crack me up!

    Jenn, I guess we all feel a bit daunted at times. But I definitely enjoy the back and forth conversations.

    Kasie, Oh no!! I fear I've given voice to a revolt. Do we really want to be hermits again? How about we just give ourselves permission not to have perfect blogs and use them when and because we want to. That's my new goal at least!

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  11. Well I like your creative nonfiction. But I understand your blog issues. And it's okay that you will be primarily a blog visitor-that just makes you a very good listener. The rest of us just like to talk toooo much.

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  12. It;s tricky coming up with blog subjects. I was sitting at a basketball game with a friend who has published 3 books and she was taking pictures of some prints on the walls for a future blog because she said that she sometimes has troubling thinking of stuff to blog about.

    So you're not alone.

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  13. I'll go with number 4 myself. I am allocated up to two intelligent thoughts a month and I immediately broadcast them on my blog. Since you read my blog, you'll know that's an embarrassing confession.

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  14. Jessie, I hope I'm a good listener. ;)

    Pattie, I'm glad to know that even seasoned writers find it hard to find topics.

    Tricia, Not at all! Your blog is super witty.

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  15. I love your blog as well! I just found it this morning, and have been reading through a few entries you have posted. I think your book Radiant sounds awesome!!;)

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  16. Thanks, Chantele! I'm in the process of rewriting Radiant in first person and I'm falling in love with it again. :) I hope to have it ready to start submitting to agents soon.

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