As I sat here thinking, contemplating, reasoning, mulling over what it is I wanted to write about it occurred to me that none of the things I could write about were things that I could write about. Further mental examination caused me to ponder what it is that I should be writing about. Not just today but on any given day.
It was a real think, think, think kind of moment and while I’m not quite ready to lean against a tree stump and dip my paw into the honey jar, I am ready to figure some stuff out. To get back into the swing of things.
I used to blog every day. Yes. Every. Day. Even those two days at the beginning and end of the week that start with an “S” and end in a “day”. I couldn’t be prevented from posting. I would write at night when things were quiet, or in the morning when I had a bit of time to myself and there was never a question of what to write. Things just presented themselves.
But since taking a break from the daily, or lately even weekly blogging, it’s become incredibly clear that the thing that makes coming up with a topic for a blog post the most difficult is not blogging.
Yes. You read that right. If I don’t post for a while I suddenly have no idea what to write about. No sense of blogging direction. This here blog falls into disrepair and I have no idea where to start. It’s a way of thinking that gets pushed aside when you’re not actively engaged in the act of writing.
Like when I was a teenager and I kept a diary. I would write in it twice a day for weeks on end… but if I skipped a day or two I would stop for weeks. That’s how it’s been with these pages for over a year. If I have to post a few of these introspective blatherings to find my place? If I have to get all meta on your asses and post about posting? If that’s what it takes for me to get back on track then I guess that’s just what I have to do.
Either that or I could get back to my roots…
3 thoughts on “nothing like a meta post to save your ass…”
Re: getting back to your roots. Does this mean you’re going to write about your visit to the beauty parlor?
Oh, Kathleen, that is funny! Old, I would know, but oh so funny.
I know exactly what you mean – miss one day and then it’s so easy to just skip 3 months.
My ass is kinda liking the meta.