Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Ah, The Stories I Would Love to Tell If Only I Had My Blogging Mojo Back!

So I've decided that I need a secretary.

There has been so much going on lately and so many wonderful things that I want to write about but boy howdy, I just don't seem to have the energy to sit at the computer and put words and pictures together to share those things with you.  At least not today and maybe not even tomorrow.

Yesterday I managed to write a post about Gloucester, Massachusetts for Travels With Nathaniel but it took me over 12 hours to put it together and by the time I was done, I was pooped, and even though I wanted to write about my trip to the Mark Twain House last weekend and my trip up to the Canterbury Shaker Village and some other interesting places in New Hampshire last week for The Distracted Wanderer, I just didn't have the ambition to writer about any of those things.

And then there's the post that I want to write about meeting Gale Martin, a blogging friend from long ago who has recently published not just one but two books. I met Gale at the Shaker Village where her second book, Grace Unexpected,  begins - a book where I am not only mentioned twice on the Acknowledgments page but where there's also a character named after me which is about the coolest thing ever but do you see me writing about that?  Nope, you might see a post with a paid ad below this one that I felt obligated to write but you don't see a post about meeting Gale and finding that she is even funnier in person than she is in written word.  A post that once again says, "I had the privilege of meeting this person in real life and she's just as warm and wonderful as I always knew she would be!" like I've had the opportunity to write numerous times in the past.

Nope, you don't see those posts because I appear to have lost my writing mojo lately and instead of blogging and sharing all these great things with you, I spend a ridiculous amount of time playing Bejeweled on Facebook and looking to score that elusive X7 multiplier. And that's why I need a secretary ... so I can tell my stories to her (or him) and then he (or she) can write the posts and include the pictures and also go through my Google Reader so that I can once again feel like a productive member of the blogosphere.  However, being as how that's probably never going to happen, with any luck I'll wake up with more ambition  tomorrow, my blogging mojo will return, and maybe - just maybe - I'll get one or two of those stories told!

Trust me, they're good stories too! 


  1. Oh, but with the secretary we'd lose the Linda flair. We'll wait.

    Must I send you a cup of mojo? **tapping foot impatiently**...... You best have some pictures, Duchess!!

  2. We'll wait patientlybfornyour mojo to return! Go on your walkabouts and learn new stuff, take more photos and we'll be here! Think of it as an enrichment period for you!!! I'm gonna check out

  3. ......sorry. I'm gonna visit with Hawthorne!

  4. My dear friend, I'm going to go out on a limb here and say... you JUST DID write a post about those things! Me thinks your idea of what a post needs to be may be a bit too ambitious! Me thinks 12 hours to write a post about a visit that lasted only a few hours may be too many hours writing. Or does me thinks too much?

    I believe a picture truly does speak a thousand words... and in far less time! Time that could be used to fully LIVE those too few hours we are each allotted in a day.

    Spoken in love. Now go live! :D

  5. linda do what i do, short posts, one or two photos, the end. no need to write a long post every time.

    hugs, bee

  6. I understand. Sometimes I just have nothing...

  7. I think you just have too much on your plate. 3 blogs to attend is a lot of pressure. Lighten up your load and your mojo will come back. I know I get stressed when I feel like I HAVE to do something. It's not a hobby anymore, but a job. And that sucks.
    Hugs from Ohio,

  8. I've been spending a lot of time doing genealogy research, so I get where you're coming from with not doing as much blogging of any significance. But that's OK. Topics that need blog posts will make themselves known, and they will get written when they are ready to be written.

  9. Anonymous12:11 AM EDT

    Sometimes you either have to walk away for a little while OR force yourself on a blogging schedule. Both methods have worked for me in the past. However you try to go about it, I hope you get your mojo back.

  10. No secretary could write your posts as good as you Linda, I'd rather wait until you have time. xx


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