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The Write Process

Someday's I just sit here staring at my computer screen trying to come up with something to talk about. When I draw a blank I usually do several things:

* Go read through my followers and see what they have on their minds.
* Find prompts to stimulate my creative juices.
* Hop on over to Travelin' Oma because she usually has 'homework' at the end of each post.
* Write about funny things my kids have said... if I've got a list made up, which I haven't today.
* Go through my recently taken pictures and try to find something to write about. (I don't have any recently taken photos since I don't have any batteries)

If all of those fail me I just sit here and stare at my screen. Hoping something will come to mind.

I seem to be doing this a lot lately. I'm in one of those funks and I wonder what you want to hear about. Do my readers like me to do popular blogging things like ''What I Wore Wednesday' or doling out awards?
What do my readers really come for? What do I really blog for? Is it truly just for the reader that I write?

Do they want to always hear about my kids? Day after day?

I mull these things over in my mind as I tap my finger on the keys.

What... to... write... about....?

Generally you can tell when I'm having writer's block... that's when my background changes a lot.

So, I guess what I'm saying is that today I'm at a loss for what to say. I know I've asked this before, but what do you like about my blog? What do you want to see more of? What do you want to see less of?

I know you all want to see less background changes, so let's work together to see that happen! :)

-Cannwin

Comments

Claire Wessel said…
I actually love the new header. It's super cute. I'm not sure I want you to stop changing the background if it's going to keep getting cuter every time :)
Pearl said…
I think we write best when we write honestly. Every day is different -- sometimes a salt shaker can prompt a post. A song, the guy in traffic next to you, the way the light hits a tree's leaves.

I don't always comment, but I do enjoy your writing.

Pearl
cannwin said…
Oh, thank you Pearl. And you're right, the art of words is not confined to the lives of my children. I need to remember that.

Claire,
Thanks! I'm glad you like it. I'm really happy with how it looks right now. I think I'll leave it this way indefinitely.
I have been wondering about just letting my moving hiatus being permanent and not even re-entering the blogging world. Writer's block is such a nasty little thing that hangs around like a bad virus sometimes.

Love the new header Cannwin. I always enjoy what you have to say whether its about the kids, a list, a craft idea, a story (made up or not), etc. etc. etc.

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Mutterings of a Middle-Aged Dreamer

Use your words, my dear sweet soul, they are inside of you... So find them. Write, you silly girl, write so hard the world will never forget you.
But does it matter if the world remembers you? 
Age begins to press its hands upon your chest and the need to be remembered seems to increase with the pressure. 
Stop.
That's not a line of thought you're interested in pursuing. 
Live in the now.
Does it matter if the world remembers you if your neighbor is going hungry? 
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