Blog block…

Is there such a thing? I’ve heard of writer’s block and I’ve been lucky enough to never have experienced it.

But Blog block? I think I may have contracted it. I’ve committed ( to myself) to write and post at least 3- 4 times per week on various writing topics. I’d been muddling along fine as can be until about a week ago. On a day I was due to put  up a post, I quite literally sat at the laptop for over an hour just staring out the window, wondering what the heck I could write about that anyone would want to read.

I re-read older posts, trying to get a glimmer of an idea spawn from one of them. No luck. I trolled other writing blogs I follow. Same thought; same result.

The blog well seemed to have run dry.

The nurse in me sat down and utilized my medical training to find a cause.

Here are my symptoms:

  1.  Mental clouding :  I  can’t seem to come up with a topic that I feel may be interesting enough to write and then read about.
  2. Lack of enthusiasm : I know I should be blogging, but I don’t want to.
  3. Lost chunks of time: I should be blogging, but I find myself : cleaning, doing laundry, grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning again, ironing, dusting, working at my paying job, more cleaning that now includes vacuuming, etc. Before I know it, HOURS have gone by and I’ve simply lost the time.
  4. Weight gain. Okay, this one isn’t really related to not writing. It’s related to not exercising, but that’s another topic.
  5. Life intervenes. See #3.

The  Psych Nurse in me wants to fully explore those symptoms to get the root of my inability to blog. I know there must be some deep rooted , emotional reason I am not able to put thought to laptop.

But…the writer in me just realized that even though I’m complaining about not being able to write, I am in fact writing right now. Yowza!


So, blog block. Real or fake? You decide and let me know your thoughts.




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2 responses to “Blog block…

  1. Reclusive Rachel

    Yes! I think there is blog block. So funny…I almost tagged my most recent post with “blog block” but figured it wouldn’t make sense.


    • Peggy Jaeger

      It does make sense, and not only to we bloggers! I had a lady in the grocery store tell me she has the same thing happen to her all the time – she blogs about fashion trends.


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