The Emptiness In Your Head

My heart is full. I’m happy. Life is good and we all have a wonderful time. I’m not just painting a picture. I really think that sometimes when you have to face some obstacles your perspective shifts and you appreciate all the little things.

While my hear is full I feel like my head is empty. A dangerous statement to make, right? Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying that I can’t think anymore. My head is empty in regards to writing. Over the last couple of weeks I came to the conclusion that writer’s block is real and it feels rather painful.

You try. You try to combine letters into words, words into sentences, sentences into paragraphs and create a meaningful story, a post, something. But it doesn’t happen. It’s emptiness. The words don’t form. The sentences are not created, the paragraphs don’t grow. And you sit there and you feel the emptiness.

I guess it’s all part of it. I’ve been blogging for 3 years now and I guess it took long enough for writer’s block to hit. It’s just so frustrating. And now it all makes sense: The blogging schedule, the little challenges, everything. All of it keeps you going. When you have a structure you might be able to overcome it. When you have a schedule with set topics to touch on then you can create something because it’s a habit.

The writing from the heart is wonderful. It’s feels so good. But when nothing is there to put on paper then it feels really bad. When you have nothing to hold on to, like Tarzan is holding on to the vine and swings from branch to branch you can hold on to your scheduled topics. And you swing from one to the other.

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To be honest: Sometimes even the strongest vine breaks though. And you plunge as well. Maybe even harder. Who knows. I have thought about coming up with a blogging schedule from here on. I have set some in place (Tell Me Something Good) while I’ve neglected others (Picks Of The Week). I guess it’s all a learning process. Learning to stick to it and keep the head above blogging waters to then go with the flow again when it all gets a bit easier again. I’m glad you guys are still here. So let’s keep going and focus on the next couple of months of happy blogging. Empty head or not πŸ˜‰

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12 thoughts on “The Emptiness In Your Head

  1. I find a schedule helps me. While I don’t always exactly stick to it (yesterday I posted a Go Ask Your Father on a Monday instead of Friday) it gives me a goal to shoot at. Then there are kids questions on Thursdays and sharing on Sundays. So that just leaves Monday and Wednesday to write from the heart/head. And I think we go through slumps sometimes, too. And that okay. Especially, at busy, stressful times of the years.

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  2. Writer’s block happens to everyone, and everyone has their own way of dealing with it. I hope that you don’t have to bang your head against your block for too long. We’ll still be here when the words start to flow again.

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  3. Everyone needs a bit of a mental health break every now and then, especially from an old routine. I am happy to hear that you are not deserting us entirely! I also expect that your “work break” to engage in the jobs you do around the Australian Open will be a welcome if occasionally stressful diversion of a different sort than your blog and regularly scheduled stuff. If nothing else, as you historically have I am sure it will provide fodder for more new posts, with thinking from head and heart, for quite a while after that rush is over!
    Want to let you know that, as you are aware, I am at the opposite end of the blogging universe in many ways, but plan to rectify that soon. I hope to be as prolific in the coming year as you have been in the past.
    Meanwhile, don’t try to beat yourself up mentally to emerge from this slower writing period. It shall surely pass..

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