This blog has confirmed something about my personality — I’m a fantastic idea-generator but terrible at follow-through! When I created this blog a few months ago, I had a list of topics, a library of images, and even some witty headlines that I was itching to use. I read articles about increasing traffic and engaging readers, learning I should post frequently and at consistent times. I was confident and excited.
But the number of days between posts began to lengthen. My last post was two months ago! At first, I told myself that it was because I was busy adjusting to my new job. However, I actually have more time now that I’m not grading papers.
I then claimed I had writer’s block. But I can still hear my freshman-year creative writing professor pronounce “writer’s block is an excuse for those who have no business writing.”
Rather than blaming a busy schedule or a lack of inspiration, I think I’ve simply lost my momentum. I still have ideas but I can’t get them written down.
For those of you who blog, how do you propel yourself through the excuses and distractions?