This might be the longest break I’ve ever taken from blogging. Scratch that. It IS the longest break!
Even though I haven’t sat down to compose posts now for a couple of weeks, I’ve found myself musing on topics and actually writing the content in my head. I’m always looking for ideas–in the media, person-to-person exchanges, as I’m perusing bookstores and magazine racks, online and offline. Why? Simply, because I love it.
When I first discovered blogging a few years ago it had come at time when I was beginning to take myself more seriously as a non-fiction essay writer and blogging became a natural extension of that writing. I’ve become enamored of the medium. The short form. The casual writing style. The ability to link and include photos and videos. To have an opportunity to interact with readers and other writers.
I’m still writing creative non-fiction essays and in fact, I’m working on a new piece simultaneously as I work on a longer blog post for a client. Blogging helps my non-fiction writing and vice versa.
I had to smile when I saw the link to Don Martelli’s post, Five Tips to Kill Bloggers Block, in my Google Alert the other day. As Don says, “If you have a blog, you’ve been there before.” I took it as an omen that I was supposed to be cracking my blogging block wide open.
As I write this Labor Day post, I’m thinking about all the ways the Fall brings change and ramping up in day-to-day schedules which were more laid back and on a summer hiatus. I’m ready to get back to the work which has fallen (I have to admit) a little to the wayside in these last days of summer. I’m hoping that the time my writing ideas have been spent simmering on low will be ready to come to a full and fruitful boil.
Wishing you a Happy Labor Day and Happy Blogging!