I know I’ve broached the subject on what to blog or not blog before, but I just can’t seem to let it go. So please forgive me if I sound like a broken record.
Being a writer, I’ve always made it a point to write often and consistently; it’s the only way that we as writers get better at our craft. When I’m writing a screenplay, I just seem to have an endless supply of ideas…a flash flood of thoughts just inundate my brain and there is no barrier to quell it. But that’s a good problem to have in that instance.
In the case of my blog site though, I tend to hit a road block week after week. You’d think that after two years of having this site I’d be a pro by now, but that isn’t the case. I’m one of the unfortunate ones that just doesn’t have a niche.
I hate to say this but I’m quite envious (more like jealous) of the blog sites that I follow. They all seem to have found their “voice” and are excelling at making their site exceptionally well thought out. Their writing is intriguing and holds me emotionally; I actually become invested into what they have to say.
Day after day, week after week, their vast array of topics are fresh, interesting and sometimes unconventional; it’s like they have an unlimited amount of ideas to choose from at their disposal. Sigh…I wish that I could be like them…they’re my idols.
For me to come up with a topic on my blog site is somewhat excruciating. I never really know what I’m going to write until the day before, and even then it’s not the best of topics sometimes.
You might say, “Then why do you have to write something every week? Why don’t you write once a month? Or why don’t you write when you have something relevant to say?”
I can answer all those questions in one simple answer – I’m a writer…plain and simple. I have to write on a consistent basis to get better at my craft. I’m not the most eloquent, artistic, humorous or intelligent of writers but I love what I do nonetheless.
This sense of freedom; getting into a Zen-like state where you pen “heart” to paper and let it loose upon the internet masses. This is what I enjoy the most.
So I guess I’ll never crack this dilemma of the conception for new weekly blog ideas. Maybe that’s good thing, who knows. All I know is that I’m still here sitting at my desk…writing…because “I am a writer.”