Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Blogger’s block – a new phrase I have coined to express the running out of ideas to blog about. It’s not easy to come up with new ideas every week. Well, I can come up with ideas but I daresay you wouldn’t keep coming back to read because they are BORING. Does that mean I am boring? Or does it just mean that I can’t always share everything with my readers? The really interesting stuff could get me into trouble or sued. So, here I sit, wondering what to do before Jean gets me for not posting (she always has something interesting to write about – sigh).
I thought about blogging on my recent trip to the beach, New Orleans, and the casinos in Biloxi. Who wants to hear about shopping and losing money? That’s no fun. Okay so it was fun but just not vicariously. Then I started to blog about my recent ghost hunting adventure with twenty other people in Huntsville at the Veteran’s Museum. Done that already about ghost hunting. Oh, did I tell you guys that I bought all the equipment and I even caught an EVP in my house from my little ghost? (I ask him about taking my earrings – he said “No More, no more.” Scary.). Such excitement! Not. How about the animals? There’s always an interesting… No wait, only a horse fool (like me) would find something interesting about the boys and the horses. How about my new interest in doing self-discovery? That’s just it: SELF-DISCOVERY. There is only so much psychological babble that readers can take. Did I tell you about Castaneda? No? Interesting hippy from the sixties. But that’s also boring unless you’re into self-discovery without the peyote. How about a blog about blogging? Did you know that the term "weblog" was coined by Jorn Barger on December 17, 1997 and that the short form, "blog," was used by Peter Merholz who jokingly broke the word weblog into the phrase "we blog" in the sidebar of his blog Peterme.com in April or May 1999? (Thanks Wikipedia). Now there are even blogs about blogs. It has definitely become a phenomena. But then, that would be boring too, wouldn’t it? Free association thinking doesn't always work now does it? What to do, what to do.
So after sitting here for hours trying to think of something, anything, I decided to let you, the readers, tell me some subjects for the future. Tell me things you are interested in learning about or things you want to hear discussed or even things that just tick you off (I like those – people can relate to being irritated). I have a feeling this won’t get many responses but, drum roll please, if you respond with at least one idea, you are entered in the chance to win Kimberly Lang’s “The Power and the Glory” and Kira Sinclair’s “Bring it On.” Perfect incentive for comments. The winner will be announced tomorrow (if I get any comments). HELP ME (cue the spider web…)