It’s February and it’s been 8 days since my last post.
This sounds like the beginning of a Bloggers Anonymous session, except rather than being a mantra of success it’s rather a reflection of how I seem to have ran out of steam somewhat since following the Zero To Hero challenge. If I’m honest I found myself running out of steam with several days of the challenge remaining. I think this was mainly for two reasons: a) a bit like a kid in school I was itching to take the training wheels off and do it my way and b) I thought that I had already begun to find my voice.
And yet here I am 8 days later struggling to think of something to post. I do have plans to contribute to some of the other challenges featured on the Daily Post. In particular, I think the Weekly Photo Challenge could be good for me given that I am interested in photography. Although at the moment I seem to be falling victim to my own desire to try to be too clever by half. As a result I am still trying to come up with an interesting take on this weeks challenge: Object. I’ve also had a looking at this weeks Weekly Writing Challenge and although there is a picture there that is catching my eye, I’ve yet to formulate a decent response as to why.
I do know that at some point I want to continue a series of posts that I’ve started looking back at the work of Steven Spielberg. I’ve been a big fan of his ever since I saw E.T. as a 6 year old back in 1982 and I was curious to see what effect his work has on me now compare with how I felt the first time I experience it. In other words it’s an excuse to watch all his films again. I just need to find time to sit down and watch them, and perhaps my love of Spielberg could be worthy of a post all by itself.
This leads me to an emergency post list I have also started. Sometimes I have an idea of what I would like to write about but the words just aren’t flowing as well as I would like. Rather than try to force it I just add a one-line sentence to the list outlining what I wanted to write about and why. This way, if I can’t think of anything now, I can merely visit the list at a later date in the hope that at least one of the items will trigger off a full and rounded response.
Funnily enough I have inadvertently covered an item on the list with this very post by effectively writing the third in a trilogy of posts chronicling my difficulties in coming up with something to write. See here and here for what are essentially parts one and two respectively.
In the end though, when even long time celebrity bloggers such as Wil Wheaton suffer the same problem, then I know it’s not just me.