I’ll be honest. I usually come into these blog posts knowing exactly what I intend to write about, but this one is different. I’m not entirely sure what I want to write about. You see, at first I thought there were only so many topics related to writing that I could write about, and thus the list would inevitably run dry. For a little while I feared I had finally reached that point. But the thing is (at least in theory (or at least in a theory that I just created)), there should never be a lack of topics to write about. There are so many nuances to writing, that books and books could be written on the subject and only begin to scratch the surface of the diverse craft. So, how could it be that I’ve only written roughly ten blog post and I went into this one thinking I’d wrung the topic stone dry? Well, I don’t know. But I think it has a little something to do with the task itself.
That brings me to this week’s topic, which I literally just decided upon two minutes ago; blogging. It’s a repetitive task. Usually bloggers update their blog whenever they find the inspiration or whenever their readers expect them to, but considering I’m swamped with end of semester work and I have no dedicated readers (that I know of), neither of these factors play a role in my blogging. What does, however, is my passion for it. I enjoy free writing and luckily, that’s basically what I do for this blog. I pick a broad topic and write as much as I can about it until I can’t anymore. It’s fun, even when there are so many other things I need to be doing. It’s an easy way to de-stress and let my creative juices flow.
It also helps that this is a topic that I enjoy discussing. It’s easy for me to sit down and talk about it for a prolonged period of time. This is probably the best piece of advice I can give to any blogger, whether you’re writing it for a class, an actual audience, or simply yourself: love it. Otherwise it’s going to be brutally difficult experience trying to sit down for thirty minutes and write something substantial. You’ll probably just end up spouting nonsense for a few paragraphs about nothing in particular, slap a catchy title onto it, upload it and call it good. Sort of like I just did now, right?
Just kidding. But seriously. Make sure you chose a topic that you thoroughly enjoy before writing a blog. If I hadn’t, I probably wouldn’t have been able to get over this most recent obstacle.
Trying to keep my head above water,
~A Fellow Writer