You sit down to write, well type really, and nothing comes out.
All the ideas that had floated to the surface during the day are gone and the only things you can think about are that there was a new KUWTK episode on Monday that you need to catch up on and that if next doors child cries out one more time I am swear to whoever god I’m going to…
Never mind my own children. Sleeping peacefully in their beds.
Well, one is technically in my bed but that was a war I wasn’t going to face tonight. “Right, go in, shut up!”
Mother of the year.
Now I sit down to a blog I love and a blogosphere for me but I am blank. My piles of creative titles and ideas meaning nothing. So what now…
In light of recent events, where I found myself reading a blog I had recently discovered through Instagram and feeling a little bit of dejavu, this is what I am NOT going to do.
1. DO NOT read other blogs.
I love reading other blogs. It has been my favourite pastime for…ever! But when I can come up with nothing myself, reading another expertly put together blog is not going to help me much. I have spoken about this before.
I will either spiral into a pit of despair, feeling like my chosen path was so very wrong for me. I am terrible and boring and I’m going to eat worms.
Or I will fill my head with others work, reinforcing that brick wall to my own creativity.
2. DO NOT copy or “take inspiration from” other blog posts.
Unless you really are taking inspiration from and adding to another blog post, PLUS you are back linking to said post, don’t do it.
Especially don’t decide to “take inspiration from” a post that has just gone viral with over 100 thousand views…
It is like taking inspiration from Pharrell’s ‘Happy’. It’s not going to work.
Even if you created a tribute to the work of Marlon Jackson without acknowledging, he would be pissed.
What? You don’t know Marlon Jackson? Neither did I until I googled the least known member of The Jacksons.
Point taken, I hope. Don’t copy other people’s work, no matter who they are. Only the super stoopid copy from Michael.
3. DO NOT push it.
You know when teenagers would shit in a bag and set it on fire on someones doorstep?
Maybe I watched too much American Pie.
But I think they do it just because they can’t come up with something better. Like, “Ahh, just drop your dacks Luke. Here is a paper bag…”
Don’t push it. If you can’t come up with something good, don’t shit in a bag and leave it at your readers doorstep.
No one appreciates it.
4. DO NOT drink a few glasses of wine and type.
Who am I to judge.
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