I’ve been on a summer vacation of sorts. I wrote a cranky post at the beginning of August and then mostly quit blogging. This week I’d planned to return to all my routines. Summer vacation is officially over after weekends aways, weddings, parties, family visits, and all that fun stuff. I managed some fiction work; I readied my iPod for that new workout plan I’ve yet to start; I started perusing my New Yorker pile for articles that I must save for vague writerly reasons.
And, I did think about returning to Blogland. Everyday, I thought about my blog, my blogroll friends. I thought about my first “returned” post…ho-hum…and never wrote it.
Then, this morning, I forced myself to read a few of my favorite bloggers. A simple step back into the fray. I chose Bloglily first, and her post was perfect. In her usual eloquent fashion, she captured my blog-ennui perfectly. She calls it “blogertia.” I had to laugh when I read her post, and that was enough to almost snap me out of my blogertia. (I’m here, writing this, after all.)
I decided to write this pointless post in response to her post, simply to force myself out of my blogertia. I didn’t think I’d have anything to write, but, check this out: four paragraphs so far! By now, I should know better: Once I start writing, no matter how aimlessly, the words always come.
I’m glad to be back. Feels good. Maybe I’ll get around to a real post by Monday or Tuesday (or Wednesday or Thursday?) next week.
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Oh, oh, oh: Blogui, that’s what it should be called: blogwee. Except it sounds too happy a word to be spoken by someone experiencing serious ennui, as many of us are.
Anyway, welcome back Lisa — it’s going to be a good fall. But I’m giving myself one more weekend to drag myself around before I put on my new school clothes, pick up my new number 2 pencil and take out a sheet of binder paper and, well, you know….
Hello, Bloglily! I hear you on the new-school-year energy. For me, September is like starting a new year, that clean slate. I’m starting to feel the motivation!
Same thing happens when I avoid my WIP for a few days or more. Resistance builds up, but once I start to write, the floodgates almost always open.
Hope it’s true! (That you’re coming back…)
Welcome back Lisa! I feel the same way about September. In fact, I’ve dipped my own toes back in the bloggy waters. On top of that I’m signed up for a novel-writing class that starts in a few weeks. Who knows, maybe someone who’s written one of these damn things before will have a little insight to share.
Looking forward to hearing more from you soon!
Welcome back. 🙂