LIFE: Losing my blogging mojo…
THOSE of you who read my wee ramblings on a regular basis may have noticed that I’ve been a bit quiet on the blogging front of late.
I wasn’t going to say anything about my disappearance – in fact I was hoping you all wouldn’t notice ;-) – but after receiving a number of concerned tweets and emails, I thought I’d best pop by to let you all know, that I am fine and alive!
All is happy and wonderful in my world and life is really good. It’s just that… *takes a deep breath*… between you and I, I seem to have well and truly lost my blogging mojo. :(
I know, I know. Sad times indeed.
Just a few weeks ago, I felt like I was firing on all cylinders and full of enthusiasm and ideas. But now? Well, all of that enthusiasm seems to have well and truly gone. I’ve lost my sparkle. It’s done a bunk. Packed it’s bags and left the building.
I’ve looked for my ol’ blogging mojo everywhere but even with all my best efforts, I just cannot seem to find it at the moment and I honestly don’t know why. It’s not that I don’t want to blog. Or write about stuff anymore. (I mean, I write for a living, so it’s not that I don’t know how to handle writer’s block.)
It’s more that I just don’t seem to have the energy or enthusiasm to do it. That, and the fact that all my blogging ideas, just seem, well… a tiny bit crap to me at present.
So, as much as it pains me to say it, it does seem that me and this little blog of mine may be parting company for a wee while. And so I politely ask you all to bear with me, whilst I try and drag myself out of the “I have no energy, no-ideas, my blog is utterly crap” kinda mud.
I’m hoping that my lost mojo is merely just a blip on the blogging radar as I truly don’t want Pouting In Heels to enter that darkest of online places, the blog grave yard. The place where so many great ideas, good intentions and creativity have been put to rest.
I’ve been blogging consistently for just under two years now and so I guess, it’s pretty natural to feel a bit tired, disillusioned and cheesed off with it currently. If you do blog, I know you’ll understand how hard it is to keep a blog going and if you don’t blog, let me tell you, it’s a whole lot harder than you think.
I don’t know how I’m going to get my blogging sparkle back or even if I will. But I do know this. I’m not going to find it by panicking, desperately searching or trying so hard. Which is why with these brilliant and oh so wise words from the legendary Doris Lessing (who sadly passed away last weekend) ringing in my ears, I’m off to do some serious living.
Because quite frankly, too much blogging and not enough living, has made this Katie a very dull girl. And we can’t have that now, can we?
” You should write, first of all, to please yourself. You shouldn’t care a damn about anyone else at all. But writing can’t be a way of life, the important part of writing is living. You have to live in such a way that your writing emerges from it.”
See you soon you gorgeous lot. Till the next time,
* The image used in this post was taken by the very talented photographer Jane Hewitt, who helped me rock my wedding dress in style, after the big day.