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The trouble with blogging…


Hey there. How are you? Yea it has been awhile. You look great…. how have you been? I’ve been good I guess. Busy, yea I’ve been busy. Sorry I haven’t been around much but you know how life can get sometimes, right? Oh you are calling BS on the whole busy thing? You want to know why I won’t look you in the eye while saying things are good. well…. uummm… hhmmmmm….

Ok truthfully things aren’t bad I just don’t do this time of year well. I tend to get quite and withdraw a bit. I have had a hard time coming up with things to say. I want to be clever and witty. Not blah, and well… boring. This is not my journal where I write about what I ate for dinner and how early I went to bed and why am I so freaking tired? This isn’t where I write budgets and lists of Christmas gift ideas. This is my blog.


This is the place where I am supposed to share all the wonderful truths I stumble across on my journey. This is where I share with you, my friends, the things that inspire me. Music, poetry, art, quotes, words of inspiration. My days should be filled with these things. But it seems they are not. I am not unhappy. I am not sitting around miserable. I am just internalizing. And that is the trouble with blogging. Deciding what to share. Knowing when you have a post and when you don’t. Learning to find the discipline to do it even when the feeling isn’t there. The “Ah-ha!” posts are always brilliant and there is an eagerness to push the publish button. I feel like the geek in ‘The Breakfast Club” when he finishes the essay and punches himself in the arm as a kudos to himself. But there are also those posts where dread fills my heart and I want to delete the post. Or the times when I stare at the computer screen for 20 minutes and then shut WordPress down because I haven’t typed one word.


180px-tuesdays_with_morrie_book_coverOK I do have something to share. I have been reading “Tuesdays with Morrie” by Mitch Albom. It is really inspiring and deep and thought provoking. I want to do a post about it once I am finished. I know this is a book I will read more than once. It is a book I will get something out of every time I read it. I am currently about half way through. It is not a large book, or a particularly difficult read, it’s just a heavy book about a heavy subject – Death & dying and learning to face it and accept it, because it is natural and happens to all of us and why do we live our lives ignoring it when maybe, just maybe by accepting it we could learn to actually live our lives.

And there it is. My blog post for today.

I will leave you with a song that stirs my heart – I have shared it before, and I am sure that I will share it again…



Author: myspokenheart

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17 thoughts on “The trouble with blogging…

  1. there are times when we expend lots of energy and lots of ideas, and then times when we must recharge. It’s a natural rhythm – we are not machines, our lives have seasons… that’s a good book. I enjoyed it when I read it. Reading good thoughts is one of my favorite ways to recharge.


  2. A really good book by Mitch Albom, though it’s been awhile since I read it. I enjoyed the movie too. He has another one you might also enjoy called, “the five people you’ll meet in heaven”. It’s a good time to be reading and I’m glad to be on your site again and see what you’ve been up to.


    • thank-you Pat. I thoroughly enjoyed the book, it was just so raw. I have not seen the movie. I have been told “the five people you meet in heaven” is really good. May have to be my next read. 🙂


      • He is such a good author. I got a chance to see him speak years ago at a conference in town. He has quite a presence and a good message

        The “Tuesdays with Morrie” movie was made in 1999 with Jack Lemmon. Here’s a link to the preview of it:

        In the reading of Mitch’s books, I’m not quite sure if they’re based on his own personal experiences and people he knows or purely fiction. That’s the beauty of his writing.


  3. I’m not too keen on this time of year either. I suppose we will always have those days when we feel there isn’t much to write about. Personally, I liked the honesty in this post and absolutely loved the song ‘Run’

    I’ve also been feeling all dried up lately. I think a lot of it is because I am not writing the complete truth. I kinda censor my feeling in fear of it becoming too boring and then become blocked.


    • It’s funny Cat I try not to get too personal and yet am personal… weird I know. I think there is a part of me that is always worried about who may be reading my blog. Perhaps its ego, or I’m neurotic, but I am sometimes afraid to reveal too much. Like certain people in my life will judge or use it against me. (I am pretty sure those people don’t even read my blog but…)

      Snow Patrol is one of my favorite bands (one in a long list…) but Run is a great song… it always evokes emotion


  4. A while ago I had a real problem thinking of stuff to post about. Then I discovered the daily prompts and that helped me get my flow going again (though I haven’t done one in a while!).


  5. I know exactly what you’re talking about.. when I’m out of words, it sometimes helps to express myself through pictures or quotes instead – and it keeps the flow going somehow.
    Mitch Albom is a great writer – did you read The Five People You Will Meet In Heaven? That’s my favorite.
    Enjoy your quiet 🙂
    ~ Charlotte


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