Yesterday I sat down to write a blog post and couldn’t think of anything at all that I wanted to write about that fits with the theme of my blog. Nothing came to mind whatsoever, other than a whole bunch of very interesting ideas that would be great for ANOTHER blog, for example, my views in politics, taboo topics and very controversial issues.
I decided to leave that for another day (and another blog, probably an anonymous one where I don’t mention any real names – just kidding. Or am I?) and just focus on having a breather. I thought that if I gave myself time to relax, some amazingly wonderful idea(s) would come to mind. Oh yes! The whole sleep on it concept: think about it for a night, let it go, sleep on it and wake up the next morning with a genius idea! However, I did not really give myself a moment to relax. Not yesterday and certainly not today.
What have I been doing the past couple days? Well, I have been sick (just a simple cold), so I haven’t been going to the gym (because having a cold is a good enough reason not to go to the gym when you’re not feeling keen – right?) and I didn’t have any appointments or group meetings to be at. I had sunburn to recover from, so I stayed in (most of the day) and read blogs about blogging and reached out to some of the writers.
Other than that I have been brainstorming ideas for hobbies which could perhaps be included in or compliment my blog, such as photography, language learning, hair-styling and other random ideas like product reviews, guitar and yoga. I don’t know exactly how to incorporate these things into my blog, except by writing about them. I suppose that is the whole point. Duh!
I’ve come to the realization that I’m over-doing it, over-thinking it and becoming somewhat obsessed with the whole concept of blogging. I would even go as far as to say that I think this is a form of being in love. I even had the experience of having ‘brain fog’, which is something I haven’t experienced since my fibromyalgia days (which I have healed from, but that’s a topic for another post).
What am I getting at? I guess I am saying that if you don’t see anything from me in the next couple days, take it as a positive sign that I have finally given myself permission to relax, take it easy and let the ideas flow. Until then, I will be writing a series of blog posts about healing miracles (or spontaneous remissions for the scientific-minded). I’m not sure when I will publish them, but perhaps immediately like I usually do. Perhaps later, like I sometimes do.
So, if you are a blogger, what has your experience been of finding flow? Have you ever had difficulty coming up with ideas for posts? Are you ever hard on yourself and push yourself to write posts when you’re just not feeling it? Do you obsess over blogging? If any of these apply to you, what did you do about it? How did you manage to find a way to relax? How did you find blog-life balance? Please let me know in the comment section (below).
I hope you have a wonderful day or night wherever you are. Goodnight (it’s 7:37pm here right now in Queensland, Australia.)