Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Blog, or blog not...there is no 'try'


I was thinking of calling this post, "I'm sick of blogging." But then I Googled "I'm sick of blogging" and there were about seven pages of hits on pages that said, "I'm sick of blogging." It's just as well, I'm sick of being sick of blogging anyway.

It's not so much that I'm really sick of blogging. I guess I'm more sick of trying to find something original to say and not repeat myself. I'm sick of trying to prove how clever I am and wondering if I am really not so clever after all.

But then I think about Yoda. When Luke Skywalker told him he was "trying," Yoda replied, "Do or do not. There is no 'try." So if I am going to blog (which I do), then I'm just going to have bite the bullet and do it, not try to do it.

But that doesn't mean I'm going to be original or clever.

6 comments:

Steve said...

But that post was original and clever!

Hayden said...

classic writing exercise sometimes, isn't it? but you pulled it off well, as usual!

Angel Without Wings said...

Your blog is always one of my first stops every single day. You must be doing something right. There must be some sort of cosmic interference in the blogosphere at the moment because I have been feeling less comfortable about the whole thing lately. I took your advice though and just kept writing. See you are clever!!!

Shandi said...

I definately don't think you're the only one feeling this way lately. Maybe it's spring fever or something. Some of my regular reads have completely disappeared.

I constantly evaluate my blogging habit. "Why have I done this for so long? Why is it so difficult to come up with new material? Am I even required to come up with new matierial? Do I have to be creative or can I just be mundane sometimes? Am I boring people?"

You have kept up your original writing for longer than anyone I have seen in the blog world. I have no doubt that you will to provide us all with excellent material.

Blazngfyre said...

You're always original and clever .... even when you think you're not.
Or should I say, especially when you think you're not.

Tim ID said...

Steve,
You have a good heart.

Hayden,
I could be the poster child for blogger block, but I know how you feel about photos of me wearing a diaper.

Angel w/o wings,
You have a good heart, too. It must be an Australian thing :)

Shandi,
I'm a firm believer in never trying to be creative. It's like sincerity, it shouldn't be faked. But if consider that people who read our blogs are in most cases friends, then it doesn't really matter if we slip into being mundane or boring now and then. That's what friends are for.

Blaznfyre,
You have a good heart as well and you're not even Australian. There goes that theory. :)