Friday, March 28, 2008

Blog reruns

One of the downsides of the golden years is that you can become forgetful. Stress doesn't help the situation. Lately I've been catching myself losing my train of thought mid-sentence. This doesn't help when you are trying to come up with a new blog topic. Some great idea will pop into my head and I'll start to jot it down and then it will dawn in me that I had that great idea in a post a couple of years ago.

Like tonight, I thought I'd title a post "Give us this day, our daily blog." Then I realized I wrote that post back in February of 2006: Give us this day, our daily blog.

Well, it was a good idea for a post anyway. But repeating the same blog is right up there with repeating the same joke. Eventually people get that frozen smile on their face that doesn't match their eyes and start avoiding you. I suppose that is one of the pitfalls of blogging way too long.

I fear at times I have run out of original ideas. I might as well start writing plots for sitcoms. They appreciate rehashing plots there.

If the truth were to be told, I sometimes like to go back and read some of my old stuff. The plus side of not remembering anything is that it all seems fresh and new to me. It's as if I am reading something someone else wrote. I catch myself chuckling and saying, "This guy is funny." Then I remember I wrote it and slap myself for such conceited thoughts.

But some of it was really funny.

I wish I could write as well as that guy again.



Anonymous said...

Maybe we tried harder when it was all new to us. I do the same thing with my old blog posts, I swear I was a much better writer back then.

Time said...

I think it is that we try too hard now :) Back then I didn't give a rip. It's when I realized people were actually reading my blog that I started getting self conscious. Always a Catch 22, isn't there?