Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Lack of inspiration equals absolutely nothing...

So as you can tell, I have not posted anything in a very long time. I go through stages where I may feel completely creative, inspired, manic, and I find myself able to post something almost everyday. Recently, that has not been the case.

I think it all started when my cousin and I threw a party for my aunt's 70th birthday at the beginning of this month. Throughout the entire day, I took pictures with the intention of posting them and running a narrative on the day's events. However, when I started to download the pictures and write the post, I hit a wall. And I have yet to recover... Maybe it's because it can be an emotional and frustrating task to write about family, any family...my family. And then I just couldn't get myself over the wall. So I avoided my blog altogether...kind of like taxes, balancing my checkbook or weeding the backyard. All things that I am quite proficient at avoiding.

Then, people started asking me why I hadn't posted anything in awhile... I thought to myself..."you actually read this, not out of obligation?" But with anything "somewhat" creative, you just can't force it. So, I wait for inspiration, a tipsy evening (like some alcoholic poet) or a life altering event that will thrust me back into my normal posting pace... Craig and I are headed on vacation this weekend to Lake Tahoe and I am sure that inspiration or something like it will be waiting for me. I hope.

10 comments:

buffalodickdy said...

Cheer up! Write when you want to, 'cause that's how it all began....

pinknest said...

lake tahoe! how fun. i used to go skiing there. until i stopped enjoying skiing for the most part. enjoy the trip.

Marc said...

I don't read you out of obligation! I love your writing. And your doggies.

You want to talk about a writer's block? My blog has been pathetic as of late. I only rant on American Idol. But I am preparing to turn over a new leaf and write some more about life in general. The picture uploading is a pain and is a disincentive to post for me...but pictures add so much to the story...so I am conflicted, and post nothing. Bah.

Carrie™ said...

Have a fantastic trip to Lake Tahoe! Do some crazy, naughty things just so you can blog about them. We'll be waiting.

Robin said...

I can relate....been a while since I posted on my blog also...just can't seem to focus...

Carrie™ said...

Michelle, it's been weeks since you last blogged. Surely you've been to the wine bar, gotten trashed with TK or something! I'm sure your dogs must have posed for some incredibly cute photos. Come on! Give us something girl!

buffalodickdy said...

Where you at?

Carrie™ said...

All I can think of if Gene Simmons on his show Family Jewels, lost on a snowy mountain. I'm going to send out a missing person's report. I'm getting worried.

doggybloggy said...

ok enough already, forget the interesting stuff just tell us some boring stuff, any stuff...stuff give me stuff.

buffalodickdy said...

Just say "Hi" once in awhile so we know you're alive....