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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Blogger's Block



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…)


13 comments:

  1. I want to hear about the barn boys (they fascinate me, your law school days, and your ghost exploring. Really, can we ever get enough of that? I want to hear about the people you hang out with at the Dairy Queen and how you met Dr. Bigstuff. (Okay, so I know. But everyone else should hear this story.) I want to year about when you worked at Opryland. Knowing you, you had to meet some stars.

    That should take you through a few weeks.

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    1. You got it Jean. Although the boys are a bit harem scarem these days, I do have some brain-damaged stuff to tell. Oh, and wait till I tell Dr. Bigstuff that Jean has given him a moniker; he'll love it. And Opryland, yes I did meet stars, so you're right - if only I can remember that far back... Ghost hunting has been great fun. I just think people might lump me in with a few of the crazies. Oh wait, they might be right.

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  2. And for the record, I DON'T want to see any more giant spiders. They creep me out.

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    1. It's from "The Fly" made in 1958. I always wondered about that movie- if the fly got the human head, how did the guy back at the lab think? I mean, he couldn't have more than a fly brain. His girlfriend offed him and he just stood there and took it. Geez, guess I think too much.

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    2. Okay. Fly. I saw the remake of it with Jeff Goldblum. Creepy.

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  3. In the remake, he also regurgitated fly acid on his enemies. Blech! No thanks!

    Cheryl, I counted over ten blogs possibilities in your post. Write what inspires you. People want to relate to you and that's how they will. Keep writing!!

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    1. I remember that Kathy. Still, no one can explain to me how something with the head of a fly (the old movie) can talk and think. It just bothers me.

      Yeah, I know but they all seemed like do-overs. I just wanted to be brilliant and write something like you guys. Sadly, I am stuck...

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  4. I wouldn't mind hearing more about your ghost adventures. I find them fascinating. Animal stories are always interesting! Self-discovery -- we're all there, or headed there, or have been there, and you never know when a thought will resonate. In other words, just write whatever moves you, and we'll read it. -- LJ

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    1. Oh, I have been running with a fast crowd, LJ. The Huntsville Ghost Hunters are a fun bunch. I will definitely write about our last one - The Veteran's Museum. Gave me the creeps.

      And as for self-discovery, I have been reading so much. I want to share but it comes off sounding preachy. I will give it a try. Thanks!!

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    2. And just in general, am I getting old or what? These "prove you're not a robot" things are almost impossible to read. Do I need glasses?

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    3. Oh wait, I have glasses! Do I need READING glasses.

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  5. Cheryl, I think most of the things you talked about sound interesting. I agree with LJ that if you just write about whatever is on your mind that it will interest us!

    Oh, and am with Jean on the Barn Boys stories. Can't get enough of those antics!

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    1. I guess I am around the barn boys so much that I forget other people would find their antics amusing too. Just seems commonplace. I suppose that's right - write about the commonplace because it is human and familiar. Thanks Stephanie!

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