In the Doldrums

I seem to be down to posting only once a month or so, and even that’s become a bit of a struggle.

Maybe I’m just bored.  Maybe my muse has forsaken me.  Or maybe my life has become so humdrum that I simply can’t come up with anything I feel would be interesting to my readers.

Most likely, all of the above.

I always said that when blogging was no longer fun, I would stop doing it.  When creating posts came to seem more like work than play, I started slowing down.

But once a blogger, always a blogger.  Even with no ideas afoot, I find myself sitting at the computer and typing nonsense like this.

Is it an obsession?  Is it a passion?  Is it a soft addiction?

Who knows, but every time I consider shutting down my blogs (and probably my photo sites), something stops me.  I think about all the blogging friends I’ve made over the years and I miss them.  I see my followers count continue to rise, and that makes me feel special.  Even though my photos have never been all that good, I consider that maybe, just maybe, someday I’ll be in the right place at the right time, with the right camera, to get that perfect shot.

Maybe someday I’ll become that writer I always wanted to be.  Others in my family have done that, bless their creative little hearts – and just ignore my unwarranted envy;  I’m really very proud of every wonderful, beautiful member of my family.

Recently, a colleague asked if I had taken any good photos lately, and I explained that I had become tired of both photography and writing.  He chuckled and said that once spring finally came to Buffalo, NY, I’d feel more artistic.

Perhaps he’s right.

So long as my readers are willing to stick around a bit longer, I’ll wait to shut everything down.  ‘Cause maybe, just maybe, that awesome, award-winning story will come to me yet.

Hugs, all.


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24 Responses to In the Doldrums

  1. ladyryl says:

    At least you are posting more often than me…
    I too am looking forward to spring advancing.


  2. Carol says:

    I am right there with you. I can’t even tell you when I last posted on my blog – occasionally a thought for a post will pop into my head, but then it disappears and the post doesn’t happen. I feel a little guilty now and then, but apparently not guilty enough to do anything about it. I guess we just need to follow our hearts, wherever they take us.


    • Exactly right. I often have great post ideas in the middle of the night; sometimes I even “write” an entire post in my head. But then the next morning I don’t do anything about it. Good to know I’m not the only one – that makes me feel a little less guilty.

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  3. Puppy Cody looks comfy, bless.


  4. willowdot21 says:

    I am always delighted to see a post from you pop in to my inbox. I would miss you if you stopped posting.
    Why not post a little post a couple of times a week….it will soon become second nature 💜💜💜


  5. AmyRose🌹 says:

    Sounds to me like you are in the void, CM, which is a very uncomfortable place yet a place where we dive inwards to look at ourselves. Sounds as though you are doing that very thing. I say to you, good for you! This also has been one very long dreary winter if you ask me and the sun and Spring and all that encompasses will shortly be here. You’ll feel differently.


  6. Dan Antion says:

    You’ve had quite a winter up there, CM. Maybe spring is just what you need,


  7. Ryan Garden says:

    I think the trick is to write/create posts for you and not others. That’s what I try to do. It’s probably not the best method of building a successful blog / following.


    • Thanks for joining us, Ryan. I’ve always written more for me than for my readers. I find reading cathartic. When my life was full of ups and downs, I not only posted a lot, but it was during that period that I created the eveil being who starred in my mirror blog. Not CM gave me a way to vent my frustrations without having to actually confront anyone. My best posts, on both blogs, were ones written when I was unhappy or upset for some reason. These days, however, all that stress is gone and I find I don’t have a whole lot to write about. Hence, dropping down to once-a-month posting.


  8. CC says:

    I went through the same here in New England, blogs and YouTube channel creating nature videos. Winter is a funky time of year, but maybe if your in the doldrums it’s a good time to take a break. I get more creative energy and energy in general in the warmer months. I hope your okay hey at least you posted! Not all readers are looking for a wow factor, some of us are just interested in hearing from others, your a win. 🌻


  9. I am sure you will become a writer soon. One never knows what can be the motivation and where it comes from….All the best

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