In Need of Help!

So, it’s been quite some time since I’ve posted anything here and believe me it’s not for lack of trying.  I seem to have hit a rather large and hard mental block.  I have a lot that I would like to write about it just not coming out.  This is where you can step in and be a hero!  I don’t know how to break this mental block so I would to get ideas of from you.  What do you do when you experience mental blockage?  All you’re tips will of great asset, not only to me but others when they have the same difficulty.


5 thoughts on “In Need of Help!

  1. I find that grabbing one of the hundreds of memes that are going around at any given time is helpful. Also, reminding myself that I don’t have to fill you all in on EVERYTHING that’s happening in my life, even if it’s stuff I normally would. Just a paragraph, that’s all, one aspect of what’s going on. Ease in slow just to have something to show.

  2. Like Lisa, I think meme or at least meme groups such as Tuesday Thingers or Booking Through Thursday or even Weekly Geeks are good to keep the ideas flowing. However, I don’t think you should fill up your blog with memes and/or challenges — even if not a review, try out a reading journal like Dewey does over at the Hidden Side of a Leaf. Just give people a taste of what you’re reading. Personally, I need to write more on books I’m actually reading — and oh, actual reading first so I’m not just talking about reading. 😉 That’s the hardest thing for me; even now I should be reading!

  3. Ease back in with Weekly Geeks and Booking Through Thursday.
    I also like the reading journal idea. That will be the Metamucil-like agent that will take away your mental uh, block.

    Even if reading isn’t going that smoothly for you, journal about that. Your fans can stand a little bitching. It’s better than missing you. Anyway, the journaling when reading’s not going well: that’s what attracted me to Nick Hornby — if reading wasn’t going well and he’s all cranky, he writes about that and all his moods.

  4. I guess it depends on what you want your blog to be. Do you want to talk only about books? If so, perhaps the journaling is a good idea. If you’re willing to write about other stuff, you could make observations or tell a story. ‘Course, I only have one or two readers, so take my advice with a grain of salt. 😉

    However, being on the reading end, as opposed to the blogging end, I enjoy it when people share things they’ve found (funny youtube videos, things in etsy, etc), things about their life, etc. But some bloggers are intent on keeping their blogs as book only blogs, so I guess it depends on what you want.

    I like it when my comments come full circle. Or is that just me repeating myself?

  5. Memes!! In all seriousness, ideas sometimes dry up and then you can take a break and it is just okay. Sometimes I run out of ideas because I get overwhelmed. I try to break things down and taken them one piece at a time. I look for things during the day to blog about, or post pictures when I’m low on intelligible ideas. Or spend more time blog-hopping. Hope you get over the hump, it happens to every blogger.

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