Ah, these are dry days indeed. I wish I had an epic poem to lay on y'all, but no such luck. I think part of the cause is a mixed blessing - and that is, working on the novel. It's sort of tapping my creative reserve, which is usually spent on blogging. But my mind and energy are now elsewhere, which is a good thing, ultimately, I think... but that means I'm pretty much running on fumes lately, as far as blog inspiration.
This blog started out as me rambling about stuff that was on my mind - kind of an online diary I didn't think anyone would read. I kind of unpacked my heart with words (all due respect to Hamlet), and it was all good. Got to get some things off my chest, which helped. Well, I started getting people reading this thing, which honestly surprised me, and soon enough, I felt I wouldn't have enough interesting things to say to keep people reading, so I started embellishing the blog with pics and funny videos. I did some video blog posts of favorite movie clips, and I did a web comic for a while. I started recommending websites and articles. I tinkered with fictional intros, which was fun. Then I started linking to interesting stuff I found online. And now, that's basically all I do. My blog has become yet another nameless, faceless, soulless place online where the same stuff is recycled. Honestly, I'm not sure if I like the way it's evolved.
So in an effort to try to bring it back to it's roots, I set about today to write something personal and less generic... and I can't think of a blessed thing. I'll think of something and dismiss it as boring, or whiny, or something I've said before, often several times. I'm kind of at a loss.
So, I may jetison the whole approach and try something out of the box soon. Not sure what it will be. But between the corner I've blogged myself into, and the book I'm hooked into writing, I'm kind of wrung out and discontent. I know, there's far worse problems to have, and trust me, I know in the grand scheme, this is basically a non-issue. I'm just wondering aloud, that's all.
Maybe I'll wake up tomorrow and everything will feel fine again, and I'll continue as I have been. Or maybe not. Until tomorrow, I truly hope all of you are doing well. I wish you only the best.