Today while suffering my own case of writers block I read this blog. It details another blogger, who was suffering from writers block and his suggestions for overcoming this parasite. Unfortunately, instead of giving me the support and help that I could have used, it sent me spiraling into a black hole of insecurity.
Point number one was to keep it real. I’m all for that, I can’t possibly blog about a topic I’m not feeling. Point number two was to be in the mood. Hear, hear, I’m with him on that one too. Point number three and four also resonated with me. It was at point number five I started to feel the pressure. Here’s an excerpt;
“…you can do this by developing your editorial calendar, well in advance of schedule…”
What the hell is an editorial calendar? And if I may, how do I possibly ‘develop’ one? More importantly, how do I ‘develop one ahead of schedule?’
Firstly, let me say to you at http://theblogdesigner.com.au how impressed I am. This is clearly a professional blogger, unlike myself who is a complete hack. (Which I knew of course in my own mind, I just had never had someone put it on paper for me.)
This is someone who has a career utilizing online media and puts much thought, time and energy into his posts as a result. Good for him, and let me say I looked through the rest of the blog and it shows. It’s a really informative blog, well written and interesting,
Sadly, I am not. (Interesting I mean.) I’m really just someone who goes through life providing fodder for other people to read so they spend their time laughing at me (or at least feeling a little incredulous at my stupidity), and thereby are able to feel better about themselves.
This is my life’s purpose. It is good to have a purpose. You know, someone has to be the trash collector, right? And the mortician, the pedicurist, the proctologist… you get my point.
I’m providing a service. Sure, it’s not glamorous, but it’s important work. You all need me. Without me, you might all be feeling as insecure and as insignificant as I am right now.
- Break down bloggers block (janetfouts.com)
- 10 Reasons and Cures for Writer’s Block (onecoolsitebloggingtips.com)
- Writer’s Block: The Myth and the Curse (zulkey.com)
- 6 reviews of Writer’s block (rateitall.com)
- Beating Writer’s Block (advancedfictionwriting.com)
- Conquer Writer’s Block – Save The World! (thebrandchef.com)