Mid Blah-ugust Check-in
So here I am, about halfway through Blaugust and so far I’ve been able to mostly keep up with the daily postings. I’m getting tired of it, you guys.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad that I’m finally getting around to writing some of the posts that I’ve had in the back of my mind for a while now. But writing needs two things from me: energy and enthusiasm. The energy to form my thoughts into cohesive sentences and type them up, and the enthusiasm to enjoy doing it and feeling like it matters somehow. Both of those reserves feel pretty drained, like I’m running on fumes now. Hell, I keep staring at the textbox for several minutes, trying to think of what else to say so I can fill my quota of 10 sentences. My brain is even having problems remembering the right word I want to use sometimes. It’s rebelling!
I even having problems playing some games lately. Anything that’s not pretty mindless is getting pushed further and further into the background. I had even started The Sims 3 earlier to do more decorating but wasn’t really getting into it because it required too much thinking.
I don’t really know how some bloggers can write every day. Those folks are real troopers. Do they have the problem of worrying all day that they’ll have to write a post sometime before bed? Or does that not bother them? I know it’s more or less been something that’s hung over me lately.
I’ve decided that posting two or three times a week is definitely more my speed. More blogging than the “whenever-I-feel-like-it” schedules before I was in the Newbie Blogger Initiative, less blogging than this. That way I can rest and recharge for a few days in between posts and it’s no big deal if one day is particularly draining and I just write tomorrow instead. I’m still going to try and stick it out to the end of August, but it’s the completionist in me that’s the driving force.
You have no idea how tempting it was to just type “blah blah blah” over and over again and call it a day. Heh…blah, Blaugust. I amuse myself sometimes. Now I’m going to go veg or something.