Blogs and writer's block
Sunday, October 12, 2014
I have come to realize that I am content-challenged when it comes to blogging. I don't have some gripping on-going drama in my life that needs constant updating. I can't blab about my offspring since I don't have any. I can't provide anecdotes about a "hubby" since I am not troubled by one of those objects. I suppose I could write about my cat again and again and again---------but there are limits (even for me) and I am not Doris Lessing. I could write about what I do all day, which basically involves me sitting at this desk either reading books / articles, taking notes, procrastinating on the internet, translating texts, or formulating paragraphs-------but I know all too well from experience that most people have no frame of reference for what I do and I can certainly sympathize with a short attention span. I could provide regular updates on my SP progress, but I am fully aware that many of you struggle every day. I never struggle, either with nutrition, or with fitness. Not ever. Not even for a minute. And I don't want to blog about that------I don't like smug blogs (you may all take comfort in the fact that apart from SP, my life is an otherwise chaotic disaster zone). I've already discussed what brought me to join Sparkpeople. I've already talked about running. I have outlined the things I love about SP and why I stay. So what do I discuss without being an either pedantic or repetitive jerk? I can't stand superficial "motivational" content of any kind---------it just doesn't work on me or for me and frankly I don't buy any of it. I don't like self-marketing, or being preached at, so that's out too. I suppose I could post some photos of my experiences outdoors in this revolting city---------my version of a "nature walk" blog. Maybe I'll do that next.
I want to blog because I get so much pleasure from other SP member blogs. There are so many things I love about the way some of you write. Some of you are so genuine-------your sincerity leaps right off the page. I love this. Some of you make me laugh with your silly antics or points of view and I love laughing probably more than anything. I love reading about your triumphs-------large or small. I enjoy watching some of you catch-on to living a healthier life. I love all the different kinds of courage I encounter here, but most of all, I love having direct access to a variety of people who are all working towards changing their lives. I guess I just haven't figured out yet exactly how or where I fit in. But I'm working on it.