Blogger’s Block

So what have you accomplished today, Marsha?

I can’t even answer that question to get me out of blocked status.  My new blog buddy, Cristian from Romania, reminds me that writers have to write.  So I wrote comments on all my Facebook friend’s posts.  I looked at all the new posts of all my followers, and wrote comments on their posts.   Still had blocked brain.  Then I clicked on THEIR blog comments, and checked out at those people’s blogs.  I found some impressive blogs, and dribbled a few more comments from my brain.  Still nothing bloggable for my own new post.   Here are a few of blogs I liked:  http://seasonsgirl.wordpress.com/, http://suchthelike.com/ , http://whoslifeisthisanyway.wordpress.com/ – Be sure to check out Promenade in the Rain on her blog – very funny!

I looked for a picture to use to symbolize writer’s block online.  Nothing pleased me.  I asked my husband to take a picture of me with blogger’s block.  He just looked at me like I was nuts.  I haven’t combed my hair today.  I have really, it just doesn’t look like it.  He was too kind to take of picture of blogger’s blog in his own house.  OK, he wasn’t kind, but the picture was worse than blogger’s blog!  Like the furrowed forehead?

Since my creative brain was being dysfunctional, I focused on mechanics.  I looked at blog background colors, and tried about 16.  BORING.  I went online and checked out background patterns.

I chose 6, and tried uploading one.  It came out in the left hand corner of my blog only.  Now, I’m not only blocked, but frustrated as well.  I left it off, but it is aMAZing, don’t you think?

I also added widgets to my blog.  While I was snooping around other people’s colorful and inspiring blogs, I looked at their widgets.  I added a category cloud, top posts, and a gravitar to my blog.  Six whole words in my entire cloud!  I was expecting about 2 inches of margin to be consumed in my many words like I saw during my blogging cruise.  But no, six words.  So I checked my list of categories – only six.  So now I know, tags and categories are NOT the same thing.

Next, I looked at customizing appearance.  I tried different fonts.  Nothing seemed to fit, so I left things the same.  Besides I couldn’t remember if Frank said to use serif or sans serif for headings.  I looked through all my notes, and I had forgotten to take notes.  So I decided that WordPress knew best.  However, one bright spot is that for some reason now I have two rows of format buttons across the top of my new post.

I hate to say it, but that cheered me up.  Maybe tomorrow I’ll have something worth saying to say.  Sorry faithful readers!  (Dennis, Mary and Paula, and sometimes Elo, Laurie,  and Cindy.)

Author: Marsha

Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, author, blogger and retired teacher/consultant. Read more about me here. http://wp.me/P7tP3I-2

17 thoughts on “Blogger’s Block”

  1. this made me laugh! minus the husband and this was me the other day..i think i tried every theme and widget in existence trying to make my blog look interesting and hide the face that brain wasnt wiling to burble!!

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  2. We all have bland brain days. I will often read something in another genre to jump start my thoughts. Feed your creativity by reading something provocative and just start fresh the next day. Cheers!

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    1. You may be getting 2 replies here, but according to my comment page, I didn’t respond. Thanks for the comment. I totally agree. Reading a blog that someone wrote is totally different than reading for enjoyment or reading for work. In this case you are looking also for how people react to what has been written. That puts an entirely different spin on your purpose for reading, and inspires how you write. Thanks for commenting.

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