You sit down to write a blog post. You stare at the blank page (or the blank screen, but I have a serious love affair with paper and pencil). FOR. EVER. Nothing comes.
Finally, an idea. You jot a few things down. You spend more time than you are willing to admit writing what amounts to only a few sentences. And they're eh. If you let the idea percolate, maybe it could turn into a good post, but that doesn't help the fact that you still have nothing for your readers today.
This is what last week looked like for me. All week. Resulting in ZERO posts. This frustrating creative drought brought me to a few questions:
- Which is preferable as a blog reader: reading posts on a consistent schedule, even if that means some posts are "blog fodder," or reading only "quality" material, even if that means not knowing when to expect posts to be delivered?
- What are your expectations as a blog reader, and do those expectations vary by each blog to which you're subscribed?
The questions aren't rhetorical; I really want to know what you think, so please share your thoughts in the comments.
On a completely unrelated note, my friend Becky has started a blog about the trials and tribulations of the recent diagnosis of autism for two of her kids. Since I have the best bloggy friends in the blogosphere, I was hoping I could send some of you her way to lend your support and encouragement.