So…my blogging juices have been running low for a while now. It’s not that I don’t have any ideas for posts…I just can’t find the energy to write them. It takes me ten minutes to type up a satisfactory sentence, which stays satisfactory for about five seconds before I delete it and start over. Nothing sounds right; I can’t get into the flow at all.
Slogging through and writing anyway is probably the best cure, and I try to…sort of. I also read, goof around on the internet, switch gears to work on something else, come back, write another draft, listen to music, take breaks on weekends, take breaks on weekdays, make lists, cross things off lists, and try to get through the whole thing as quickly as possible. When it comes to inspiration, I actually have a pretty predictable pattern of highs and lows, and knowing that it will all eventually repeat itself keeps me from going completely insane. Mostly.
Anyway, I'd love to know how you guys deal with blogger's block. Drop me a note in the comments if you have any tips and/or survival stories. (And despite all this, I've been having a fantastic spring break so far, and I hope you are too!)