Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Metallman: The Committed Blogger
Have you ever had writer's block? It sucks. When I was in school, I would write all the time. Whether it be poetry or a short story, I always felt like I had something running in my head and I had to write it down. And back then, I had the time. During lunch, recess, or after school, I would sit at a bench or classroom and just write away in my notebook. The ideas were never fully formed and the poetry was always choppy, but at least I had a good foundation to work with and refine. Now? There simply is no time.
When I started this blog, I was hoping that it would jump start that spark. To an extent, it did. I haven't done this much writing since my school days, but I still struggle to find the time to post. Well, let me be more clear. I can't find the CONSECUTIVE minutes in the day to really sit and write a post. Throughout the day, I'll have a few minutes to jot something down. Whether it be in quick note on my phone or a quick idea onto a note pad. Which is good. But what good are those ideas when I can't sit and refine them into nice pieces of work? Currently, when I write a post, I do it right then and there. 5 to 10 minutes, tops. No rewrite, no revision, hell... sometimes I don't even proof read it because I feel that if I don't publish it, I won't get it done until later later. So what's a committed blogger to do? YOU FIND THE TIME! That's what.
I've decided that night time is my time. I don't sleep much anyways. I'm usually in bed watching TV til past midnight. I'll catch up on some TV show that I've been wanting to watch or catch a movie that I recently miss. Sometimes, I'll get up and get my CoD: Black Ops on. Well, I'm making a conscience effort to channel that down time to a more productive means and get some blogging done. Remember all those ideas I've been jotting down from time to time? Yup, those are the ones that I need to materialize and turn into some high quality posts.
I am happy that this year has been a great year for me earnings wise. I've already surpassed the $2K mark, which I am extremely proud of, but I have been disappointed that I just haven't had as many "me" posts that I thought I would. Don't get me wrong, all my posts have "me" written all over them, but what I'm trying to say is that those posts have guidelines that I need adhere to. This post has no guidelines. This post doesn't have requirements. This posts is a "me" post and I want more of them in this blog.
I have been praised for my writing style and I have been criticized for it. Regardless of what you think of it, I love doing it and will continue to do it. Though I will admit that I would prefer to hear praise than "constructive criticism". lol But I promise you, my readers, my friends, that you will be hearing more from ME because I am definitely back! Later!!!