Weather Report: Another Dry Spell!

By | May 26, 2007

Seems like the last few days I’ve been going through a dry spell! I just noticed I posted two quotations back to back, something that I never do. But yesterday I found that I had! As you can see in the jpeg, I have a lot of ideas for posts that I never get around to writing! I write the stub, and then a few words, and that’s it! See for yourself what I mean! It’s not writer’s block is it? I don’t know what to call it, perhaps writer’s stub!

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So I’ve been counselling myself like this to solve the problem, and I’d like to share these thoughts with my readers, and fellow bloggers.

  1. Since I’ve been posting basically seven days a week for the past few weeks, I’m going to have to start taking more time off to bring my ideas back to the boil! Sometimes working less achieves more.
  2. The second strategy I’m going to try is to limit the amount of time I spend on the Internet, because I find with open ended hours, I tend to be less focused and more easily distracted by Google News or Reader or Boards or whatever.
  3. The third strategy I’m trying is to write one complete post each time I sit down, no matter how short or long it is. That way I’ll leave the chair with positive feelings, not negative frustrations that so many posts are undone!
  4. Of course, the last strategy is to copy the office tidy desk strategy: write it, file it or delete it. If you write it, fine, it’s done. If you file it, file it where you can come back one day but not where it can be seen easily because it’s filed. Of course, if you delete it, then problem solved as you can’t usually retrieve it on a system like this!

So these are my four strategies for right now. How do you other bloggers deal with dry spells? Do you ever lose focus because you feel you’re trying to do too much? How do you deal that?

Love to hear your thoughts!

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4 thoughts on “Weather Report: Another Dry Spell!

  1. Aimee

    I know what you mean. It can be hard to find the right balance between quantity and quality. I guess it just takes some time to figure thall of these thing out.

  2. Charity

    I know what you mean. I blog a lot on various different blogs and I need to find a system myself for keeping everything straight, coming up with fresh ideas for each blog, etc. I rarely ever save posts as a draft though. It’ll take you some time to figure out how you want to handle all your drafts, your filing system, etc. Keep at it, you’ll figure it out. 🙂

  3. kennethdickson Post author

    Yes, I seem to be spending quite some time working through my ‘bad’ blogging habits! Charity, what system do you use for handling your drafts?

  4. Charity

    Well, basically my system is only one entry is allowed to be saved as a draft at a time, and if I don’t finish that entry by the end of the day I started it, I delete it. I actually used to write blog entries in a notebook when I was working a desk job, and would type them out when I got home. I always knew exactly what to say and didn’t have bloggers’ block, but it gets tedious after a bit. 🙂

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