12 March 2016
On being inspired, or not
I have read many great blog posts recently, on all manner of topics, each one inspiring and interesting. Before Christmas I had so many ideas for posts, a list long enough to last a few months. A list that never made it onto paper. Now they are all gone along with my inspiration. I have read about writers block, I don't consider myself to be a writer particularly, but my words and ideas felt blocked.
When I started to write this post it made me think. What could be creating such a block. The more I thought about it the more I realised that it was something I was mulling over. It wasn't something that was occupying my mind constantly or keeping me awake at night but I did need to come to a decision. The answer was, of course, completely obvious and staring me in the face, but aren't they always. Once that was sorted the ideas came tumbling out like a river breaking through a dam, this time I have written them down.
I have read lots about journaling, I know that, for some, it can be really cathartic. I have to admit to being a little sceptical, but now I can see that it has its place. Blogging is my journaling, it collects my thoughts together, keeps me thinking and gives me a sense of perspective. It is just one of the many reasons that I love doing it.
What inspires you to blog?