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For the last week and a half, I’ve repeatedly sat down at my computer to write…and I’ve stared at the blank screen for a while before just turning it off and doing something else.  It’s not a lack of inspiration…there are several posts batting around in my head right now.  It’s something else…a feeling I can’t really describe.

I guess what it all comes down to is that I put my life out there every single day…and some days, that’s really hard.  Some days I don’t want to submit myself to other people’s scrutiny or judgement.  Some days I just want to be anonymous again.

I’m just in a blogging funk and I have to pull myself out of it.  I think I’m getting there.  I mean, there are actual words in this post!  That seems like progress to me.

Anyone have any suggestions on how to get back into the groove?  Or to stop caring what other people think? Or to not let people get to me?  I’m all ears!

Comments

  1. I’ve been dealing with the same thing – so far I haven’t gotten negative feedback but I think the lack of comments sometimes hits me just as hard. Sort of like you’re the main attraction at a concert and no one shows up for your set… just crickets.

    I feel you – I wish I had better advice all I can say is if you want to write, write, screw what other people think. I keep trying to remind myself that blogging isn’t a popularity contest and at the moment it something I do for fun, not for money so why should I have to play by anyones rules, ya know?

    Just be you girl – we all love you just the way you are :)

  2. I’ve got no advice, unfortunately. I posted the other day after almost 3 months of nothing. And it was more to kind of tell my mom something I felt too chicken shit to say in person because I didn’t want to deal with the “look.” You have to want to blog, and if you don’t, it’s okay. You’ll find your way back when you’re ready :)

  3. I have gotten way lazy with my blog. Sometimes I feel like it’s just not worth it. I’ve also gotten lazy with my comments but I do always read your blog when you post.

  4. Oh, momma… I wish I had answers for you. I have felt this way so many times along the way, too. What we do takes some serious chutzpah. Not everyone can do this, yet so many feel they can comment on lives they don’t really know/understand beyond what we document in our blogs.

    I say the best thing to do is take a break. Sometimes you just have to refuel the ol’ battery.

    Sending great big *HUGS* your way, momma. XOXO

  5. I feel the same way. Kelly and JMJE nailed it for me – we pour ourselves out here, and it seems like we often get nothing back.
    Though, I’ve done a lot less pouring lately, so maybe that’s why my readers are dwindling also…
    I don’t know what to tell you – fuck the haters, and know that there are plenty of us out here who care.

  6. I think it’s kind of the same thing as in real life. You either learn to shrug it off or you don’t, and some days are easier than others. I have confidence that you’ll find your way back to it… when you get power and internet and all of that again. I’m praying for you guys! In the mean time, enjoy your quiet time! I hope you’re able to read some books and fill your writing time with something enjoyable. :)

  7. Hey, momma. Just wanted to check in and see if you were holding up okay after Sandy. Hope all is well (I’m assuming you’ve been working from home, but if not, please give me an update on the transportation to NYC!). XOXO

  8. COME BACK! I miss you! XOXOXO

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