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April 25, 2008

I got nuthin’

Meh.

That’s how I feel about blogging lately. i just don’t have much to say.

No, I do have much to say, but I don’t want to announce it to the blogosphere just yet. These are good things. Good things that are keeping me very busy. In a good way. I’m gettin’ ‘er done over here, but other things are not receiving my full attention.

My 30 Tiny Moments project has fallen by the wayside. I was supposed to take a photo of a moment in my day for 30 days in a row. I lasted barely a week (and those photos were not taken every day either). Could it be that my tiny moments are so tiny, they do not warrant photographic evidence? I hope not!

Awhile back a few of my blogging friends quit blogging for awhile, or forever. I’m not quitting, nay nay. I just need to get my creative juices flowing again so I can write something. Or photograph something. I have been too busy lately and can’t seem to get my head on straight enough to create anything but piles of laundry.

Maybe I need a vacation. A retreat. To a place where I am not distracted by obligations (like work). The last time I felt that, I was in Hawaii on my honeymoon. Complete and utter relaxation. Stress-free living for 10 whole days. There is something in that Hawaiian air and I’d like to have a dose of that again, please.

I need a kick in the pants to wake up the creative side of my mind.

Anyone know how to do that, without the use of mind-altering drugs? If you suggest Hawaii, please be prepared to send me 2 airline tickets.

8 people have roominated about “I got nuthin’”

  • Laurel says:

    Here’s hoping inspiration returns soon!

  • Catherine says:

    Here’s something to try: Music. Get yourself in your own space, maybe get your brain lodged firmly between a good pair of headphones and go for a walk.

    Make a playlist of music you know for sure that you absolutely love, but don’t stay in one genre, all over the map music you love. Better still if you include stuff you haven’t heard in a while (maybe because you listened/loved it to death) – good time to resurrect those.

    Walking helps, reading something you enjoy and that fully engages you helps, the act of writing helps (if I’ve determined myself to write and have nothing but the blank piece of screen in front of me, I type ‘TypeTypeType’ at the top just so there’s some kindling there. I trick myself that it’s just typing practice and the only rule is to make words with the keyboard). I’ve discovered some great stuff after starting with absolutely nothing.

  • Saj says:

    I literally just got done blogging about the same thing!!! This SIL thing is getting serious! I’ll watch here for suggestions for me!

  • sizzle says:

    I think we are too hard on ourselves when it comes to having something to say. It happens and is natural that we’d experience dry spells. Happens to me all the time! When I want to check out I turn off the phone, keep the computer off, and just BE. Go out and explore or read or do anything that isn’t involved in my on line life and sometimes inspiration finds me.

    If it doesn’t well at least I had a good time!

  • Herroh, I miss you. 🙁

  • Annie says:

    take some time off! we’ll be here. I’ve had those times too. I don’t know how people come up with stuff everyday or find the time to post it! Kick back and a take a breath.

  • Mark says:

    From a major fan in Baltimore, who loves the life tidbits you share….here’s hoping you’ll feel an inspiring moment again very soon!

  • 180/360 says:

    I get this feeling all the time. But somehow as soon as I type it it seems to change everything. I actually have a million creative ideas I’d like to bring to fruition if only I had the time. I agree that music helps. And change of scenery. But so does alcohol. 🙂 Just ride the natural rhythm of creativity, I find it always takes me where I need to go. In fact, one of my favorite quotes is: “Periods of creative inactivity are only fertilization for the next stage.”

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