Friday, August 27, 2010

Don't Give Up On Us, Baby...

The empty screen. It's always so daunting when I go to write a new blog post. I come to the window, and the cursor flashes at me, waiting to get some letters that run across the screen.

It's scary though, sometimes. Especially when I have nothing to say. There are times when I'm in the car and I write an entire blog in my head, and then I just sit and the computer and recite it. No worries, it's all there.

But then there are times when that flashing cursor seems to say to me "Say something meaningful" or "This probably isn't going to be one of your best" or "I have a feeling this isn't going to be funny at all".

Something has happened lately where I just don't feel like I have much to say that is of any value. I love blogging because I love writing. I love creative writing. I love the casual feel of writing about the mundane.

But I've had some great posts as well... I love to go back and read blogs from years past and see where I've been and what I've felt. I always feel like I wrote with meaning.

Comfort & Joy was a turning point for me. I was really growing up alot when I wrote that post and I often go back and read it to remind myself of a few things.

Home is Here is another post that just poured out of me one day.

This post was about a Cajun adventure that I had that will go down in history as one of the funniest experiences of my life.

The Way It Is is a post about marriage that was inspired by an episode of The Bachelor. I get inspiration from all kinds of places, y'all.

But as I sit here at my desk this lovely Friday, I feel uninspired and not very creative.

And sometimes I feel like y'all get tired of me going on and on about my snuggie. The mundane is great, but sometimes I feel like I need to be writing meatier things and I am just fresh out of ideas. I don't have any meat to give you right now.

For now, all I can say is, thank you for reading. I've been doing this for almost 4 years now, and I've loved every minute of it. It means alot to me that I have "readers" and I love thinking of new things to write to all of you. I hope you continue to stick around and read even though I don't have anything interesting to say right now. Don't give up on me yet!

4 comments:

Lindsey said...

whew...for a minute there I was afraid you were going to say you were taking a break from the blog for the bit. Thank goodness you're sticking around!

Katie said...

I agree-- I was worried that the next scroll down the page was going to lead to me reading that you were taking a blogging break! I just love your blog and can always count on it to make me laugh or relate to something that you're writing about or miss good Texan food, so big thumbs up to you. That's blogging success in my book :) Have a wonderful weekend!

Nat said...

Oh Jen! You could blog about what you ate for lunch and I would still read along! Because your writing is funny and real and I love it! In fact when you wrote a post about workshoes, I found myself thinking that a pair I saw at the store would have been perfect and I picked them up and they were fives!! But then I figured that us sizes are different to uk ones, but I would not have even known you were a us 5 had you not written anything!! Keep writing the 'mundane' because God can even use what we think is boring and unrelational for good!!

Besides, you should know that not only do I write mundane posts, but apparently I can ramble on much about nothing in comments too! ;)

Sara said...

I feel like I'm some sort of creepy stranger b/c I've never met you (though I did know your sister in high school so I feel like that doesn't make me a TOTAL crazy stranger/stalker)! Anyway, I love your blog, it makes me laugh, and honestly I love the mundane things you write about - it feels so much better to read a blog and laugh than read a blog and sulk and/or cry! Keep 'em coming :)