Monday, 12 July 2010

The blogging question

I don’t know about you but sometimes when it comes to updating my blog, I simply don’t know what to write about. Sounds familiar? Maybe you are much better organised than me and work with a particular theme or an inspirational thought? I’m all for being organised and adhering to timelines and deadlines but sometimes it’s good to allow the creative juices to flow uninterrupted and without restraints to block the way. And that’s okay.

There are events which happen during the course of the day and the week and when they do I hear myself saying, “I must write about that”, but invariably what happens is that I get sidetracked and the creative thought disappears from whence it came. I could scribble it down, indeed on occasions I have done and my little moleskine notebook is full of such scribbles. But then when I read them back I sometimes leave my mind to pause on said scribbling and before I know where I am, I’m lost in a moment of meditation. I must confess it’s very therapeutic too!

Today has been one of those days. My little notebook sits open and I note the scribbles of inspirational thoughts, funny moments and words of wisdom. For another day I think.

My question for you today - who or what inspires you to blog?


  1. Hi Mary, Thanks for stopping over to my blog and leaving such a lovley comment.

    What inspires my blog posts...Like you I often find myself dithering and floundering on said question. Just everyday silly mishaps seem to be my inspiration. Sure if you can't laugh at yourself, you may as well not even get up in the morning. Right?

  2. I have to confess I set a goal of updating my blog 3 times a week and then work to meet it. Somehow the ideas flow - from what I'm working on, things that have happened, or stuff I think I should write about. I don't always meet my goal, of course, but more often than not I do.

    I guess it depends why you are blogging. I often stop by your blog and am immediately soothed by your calm and thoughtful approach to life. I could use a little of that!

    Nice post.

  3. It’s a tough one, for sure. I can only imagine how difficult it is for professional writers when I consider the extended periods of my “Blog Block!” I guess what motivates me, of late, are visits to places that inspire me and I think worth sharing. My last two Blogs have been in this vein. But it is often hard to determine just what is of interest to anyone else, so I end up writing what I find interesting. Anyway, your Blog on the subject hits a note with me!
    Thanks! Tom H

  4. Hi there Ann, Caroline and Tom
    Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts on what inspires you to blog.

    Ann - I agree laughter is important... even at ourselves!

    Caroline - good to know that my blog has a calming effect ...I do enjoy writing and I do confess that writing can be very therapeutic.

    Tom - inspiring places are certainly worth sharing and with the magic of the internet we can travel far and wide and still be home for tea :-)


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