Thursday, September 27, 2007

The Tap’s Run Dry

My mother keeps bugging me to write more in my blog. I must confess that I would like to as well, yet every time I sit down to do it I hit a block. A writer’s block. LJ thinks I’m just out of practice and maybe she’s right. She says that when I was writing every week I was brimming with creative juices. That from putting my brain in a regular creative flow kept the ideas poring from my fingers and onto the page.

I don’t really know what got me out of the routine. Maybe I got bored. Maybe my life got too hectic. Still, I can remember coming up with terrific ideas and actually being eager to sit down and type it up. I would be chilling with friends or riding in the car and I’d think, “Holy jeeze, that would make a great post.” Now though, I don’t even think about it. I might start a blog and then decide it’s not a very good subject or that I am not giving it justice on paper. So, hopefully this might start some new flow of creative inspiration.

There are just so many things going on right now. I am still saving for the gun I want. I did a civil war reenactment; as a private in the CSA. I quit my old job and went to work with my old employer and I’m getting all sorts of job offers from other archaeological firms. I started smoking again (hold your indignant harrumphing). I had TMJ and went to the hospital. And I got all my friends here into paintball. See? Lots of stuff going on.

Not to mention all the stuff going on in our country and the world. The candidates for president (pretty much all of whom I have contempt for). The housing market. Our sinking relations with the rest of the world. I mean there is some fantastic literary fodder to be talking about and still nothing.

Hell, even now as I sit here typing this up I can’t wait to be done with it. What the hell? Ya know, about once a year I sit down and flick through some of my old posts. Yeah, yeah I know; sounds a bit narcissistic doesn’t it? Honestly though, I do it to get inspiration or to see how I typed things up. It’s kinda like rereading an old diary. It gives you a feel for the time. Maybe I need to be less concerned with quality and just focus on getting a complete thought out. So, here is my promise to you, the eager reader. I will try and post something once a week until I get my mojo back. You’ll have to excuse any poor writing or not so clever posts as I’m sure it may take a while to get back into the swing, but I’ll try. So, next week…new post.

Oh, and if you guys got some good ideas on subjects then leave ‘em in a comment. I won’t promise to use them, but maybe it’ll help.


Mad Mike said...

It's hard to find stuff to write about that's both interesting to oneself and to strangers. Most people are usually self absorbed and don't care much for what you write. I think that's why even in all our "heyday" of blogging we attracted relatively few new readers and kept them. Niche bloggers have the market cornered because they pander to what everyone else wants to hear, and you know how I feel about everyone else. Thats why I think I may shut my blog down entirely. I'm sick of putting gold out there on the web only to be largely ignored. I am however putting my manpower behind my comic site, which has comics, but no page and my newest site coming soon, even if I have to code it, Watch for it soon. Well keep in touch man.

Matthew Lumpkin said...

1)fred thompson
3)pube trimming, is it in or out?
4)Cold War reenactments.
5)adding alchohol to smoothees hoping for a healthy drunk.
6)Cus words Eupenisms.
7)Sharks (Sharks rock, people always want to read about Sharks)
8)Juxtaposing Literary Characters
10) Adult Swim