Thursday, January 14, 2010
When I hear the phrase writer's block, I think of not being able to think of anything to write. Lately though, it's been the exact opposite for me. It's too much thought that is causing the block. I instantly reject what I sit down to write. I have great ideas, but my mind jumbles the words as it tries to shovel them relentlessly through the funnel of my mind. The result is that I shy away from my blog, which is the exact opposite of what I want to do. I've realized that I seem to have lost sight of why I blog in the first place. First and foremost, I blog for me. I love my blog readers and I love getting feedback in the form of comments and emails, but ultimately, I need to satisfy myself through these words. I also need to remember that my blog is not a single story, written through from beginning to end. It is like a collection of stories and pictures, gathered together under the banner of looking through the lens, the lens of my life. Armed with these thoughts, I'll proceed. And as Yoda would say, try not. Do, or do not. There is no try. Yoda's one smart muppet.