June 1, 2013

Around the Block

I was thinking the other day about why I don't post more often and how I could go about changing that. A few things were poking at my brain. One was a question in Facebook group asking some bloggers to fess up about our biggest obstacle.  The other was as post I read over at Pocketful of Joules about "busy people."

Anyway, those two things together made me think that mommy bloggers don't normally suffer from "Writer's Block," but there are a whole host of other things that ail us.

1.  Blogger's Block - You know, when you write a great post (or even a not-so-great one) and then you hesitate to publish it because you need to edit, or maybe you think it's just not the kind of thing you would usually write about, or the thought of the full time job of promoting it with an endless parade of social media makes you think twice.  No matter the hang up, sometimes we are our own worst enemy.

2. Kid/ToddlerBlock - This is when you sit down at your computer to get started and suddenly you become interesting to your two-year-old, who prior to that very moment, had no clue you were in the room.  Not only are you interesting, but anything and everything you touch is as well. Need a pen? Nope, she'll take that. Trying to type? Fat chance! She can do it better.

3. Laundry Block - This is a particularly tough one.  I had high hopes as I sat on the couch with my laptop, only to be thwarted by the evil glare of the pile of laundry staring me down from the laundry room (or as it is occasionally known: the loveseat).  Guilt ensues, and I forgo a night of potential writing in favor of more seating in my living room.

4. TV Block - Sorry, as good as a multitasker I can be, I simply cannot churn out a cohesive thought, AND keep track of Meredith Grey's neuroses at the same time.  Thursday Night Drama - 1. Blog Post - 0.

5.  Bills Block - Oh those pesky bills!  You mean electricity and TV aren't free?!?  Oh yeah, that's why I work. 

6. Work Block -  Generally speaking, the boss isn't too keen on me logging in and working on a new post while I should be, well, working.  And unfortunately, work is the only thing that takes up almost as much of my day as sleep.  Or at least it will when I start getting some. (Sleep, that is.)

7.  Sleep Block - Or lack thereof.  I always love it when I surmount Block's 3, 4 and 5 only to be thwarted by nodding off in the middle of working on a post.  Kind of derails the train of thought.

8. Spouse Block - This is not always entirely unwelcome.  I mean, it is not the end of the world if you have to put aside those post ideas about poop and weaning and let some other creative juices flow, right?


  1. Ha! Great list!! I think I have suffered from all of these at one time or another. I do also suffer from writer's block - if I do find uninterrupted to me to write, I sudden;y can't come up with anything valuable to say!

  2. Yeah, I was thinking that I was wrong in saying that most don't suffer from it. Might be just my limited perspective since I can't seem to keep up with reading blogs of those who post every single day and at the same time, I can't seem to crank out a post of my own more than 4 weeks at a time (but usually longer).

    Anyway, thanks for stopping by!


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