Thursday, June 26, 2008

There's Some Clogging in There. Get the Drano

I think I might have writer's block. Well, maybe not. I'm writing so it can't be that. I have creative writing block. There's just really nothing going on. Which is making it hard to post something and it's screwing up the way things run around here... and as a tutorial: How I Run My Blog in 3 Easy Steps:

  1. Write as few as 2 to as many as 3 or 4 posts in one day and publish as needed.
  2. Posts are either about witty observations, narration of events, or informative -sometimes all three.
  3. Live a more interesting life in order to fulfill numbers one and two.
Generally, I'm struck with an idea, or topic, if you will; and I mull that over a bit, chew on it...see if it has any legs. If I can construct a few sentences with just that one thing then I know I've got a publishable blog entry. If I can't do anything with it other, than for example: "I like Glad Force Flex trash bags but not the scented ones because who finds their trash masked in what smells like dryer sheets, appealing? That is all.", then I know that it's no good and more of a Twitterable entry than blog material. And when I've got a few written entries in my queue, it saves me from days like today. When I've got. nothing. I could list all of what I've accomplished this morning but then I would have to add this important bullet point: "Need to dig graves for all the readers who died from boredom after reading this list". Because reading: -Purchased 4 pound carton of strawberries from Smart & Final even though Tootsie is the only one in the house who even likes strawberries will she break out in hives from SO MANY strawberries? we'll have to wait and see- will kill you. Dead.

26 comments:

ALF said...

It happens. Don't stress over it. Or just write short one liners in the meantime. Even though they're short, they're still entertaining.

All Adither said...

Yeah, we all have days like that.

You write a darn fine "empty" post though!

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

Maybe you should just make stuff up. Or write about undergarments again - that always seems to be a winner.

Lindsey and Adam said...

I love your blogs.
I read them every day and I am now just commenting you. You intimidate me (sometimes) all the way from good ol' SoCal. I'm up in NorCal, so I {kinda} know what's up.

But yes, SoCal will always be better.
I know this. And I'm from Ohio.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I'm shocked by lindsey and adams' comment--whenever I visit NorCal I get the not-so-subtle message that they think they are way cooler (smarter for sure) than SoCal.

Swirl Girl said...

yes- but are will the affected one break out in organic hives at $32.00 a pound or just the plain old driscoll's at $30.oo a pound?

See- in SoCal , that's what matters....

dorothy said...

Mmm I love me some strawberries!

laughingatchaos said...

Mental constipation. I suffer from it too. It's painful and unfortunately, I don't think prune juice helps. LOL! I do believe, however, that margaritas do assist in getting things moving along. ; )

Ann said...

Oh, girl. I think we ALL have walked many times in your Manolos. There are times - stretches - when there is NOTHING in the vault. Blank. No deposits. It's at those times that I consider hallucinogens. And then...nah!

Hang in there, I love readin' everything ya put out there!

Jennifer H said...

Me, too. Today. I'm considering photographing my dryer lint, posting the photo, and watching TV. Probably not a good idea, though.

Mmm, strawberries.

standing still said...

And, following on Jennifer H's thought: What craft project can be created from my dryer lint? Discuss.

jess said...

Doubtful, I think I've eaten at least that many strawberries on my own and survived. Now if it were blueberries....

Tootsie Farklepants said...

And I've had more visitors today with this joke that calls itself a post than yesterday with a REAL entry.

I'll never figure out the internets.

g said...

Live a more interesting life in order to fulfill numbers one and two.

That's my favorite part of blogging!!! A self-fulfilling process!

Jenny said...

Oh Tootsie I would read even a BLANK entry if it were posted on your blog.

But I'm just a kiss-ass like that.

JCK said...

Anyone who can write as funny as you do, so often, can take a day to regroup. And your regrouping style is awesome! I think I want to read that blog post about scented trash bags. Who knew?!

merlotmom said...

cough, cough, choke. grunt.

the deceased's family requests that in lieu of flowers you send money - cash - to them. thank you.

Karen said...

I do the same thing. And then in going through my older drafts looking for something to post I realize they weren't that inspired either.

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

Zzzzzzzzz . . . Wha? Were you saying something?

Just jokes. You're funny even when you're claiming not to be.

Marmarbug said...

LOL! I have that creative thing everyday!!!

Angie @ KEEP BELIEVING said...

YOu have a true Seinfeldese talent. Only you can make a post about nothing readable and enjoyable.

KEEP BELIEVING

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

Wait a minute...did you just blog about the fact that you had nothing to blog about? And then still managed to make it worth reading? Well done, Farklepants.

Colleen said...

geez...I have to call the ME after nearly every entry! I tend to do much better with comments because I play nice with others.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Is this kinda like that Seinfeld episode about nothing?

And still it is funny.

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Bonnie the Boss said...

Maybe that is what I need to do more of. The whole mulling things over. I am new to this whole blog thing. Thanks for the tip!