Instead of deleting everything, or filing it away, I wanted to share my string of false starts. The bold text was going to be the title of the post, and the text in italics are my comments on what I'd written.
Sometimes The Cup Is Just Empty (I only got as far as a title for this ‘post’)
Finding Inspiration in Nothingness
It’s easy to find inspiration when you’re surrounded by new exciting things. A new experience, a new purchase or a new phase in your life. But sometimes even with so much happening it can be a little difficult to find the inspiration to write or blog. I don’t often lack the inspiration, I just lean towards not having the desire to write or blog at that particular point in time. I often feel overwhelmed by the stimulus around me, the wonderful blogs, advertising, media events and I panic. I retreat into myself, sometimes for a day or a few hours….
(Not sure where I was going with this)
I Miss You
One of the most interesting aspects of blogging is reading other blogs, especially the blogs of people I now consider friends. I know a few of my dearest blog friends are struggling with finding the motivation to write, and I simply wanted to let them know that I miss them...
(I've had many blog friends writing about wanting to stop blogging because they no longer feel motivated or inspired to do so)
In the end I decided none of these deserved your time. Sometimes I’ll write a post and decide that it doesn’t fit the philosophy of my blog. I don’t beat myself up, I enjoy writing so I simply file it away. It’s not often that I have as many false starts as this but I’ll take it as a lesson. A lesson to remain true to what this blog is about, what I like blogging about and only writing and blogging when I’m absolutely bursting with something to say - When I believe there is a story to be told. Today, this post is about exposing myself, and saying, yes, sometimes my process looks like this – and I’m okay with that.
Have you shared any of your own blogging mishaps?