Writing and Bad Blogging

I think I’ve forgotten how to write.

Lately every time I sit down to write something I either have a strong bout of writers block come over me or I start writing then realize that what I’m saying is not what I wanted to say and that it’s not coming out right. Of course, I’ll probably think that with this post as well… who knows if it will even actually be posted. ;)

The truth is that I have a LOT of unfinished drafts going right now, both for this blog and for Imperishable Beauty (but I’m better at writing for the second one). For some strange reason, writing has been just plain hard for me. I see all those people writing posts four times a week and they are amazing posts… and… then there is me: spastic blogger that when I do write something, I’m not happy with the quality of work displayed.

Maybe this is God’s way of telling me that I need to rely on HIM for all my abilities or maybe this is just a result of me being lazy. Maybe it’s a sign that writing just “isn’t my thing” like I thought it was or maybe it’s just a way to humble me. Or… maybe it’s something else. Maybe I’m just being over critical of my writing…

Though it seems that this has occurred to many bloggers that I’ve known in the past, at least the inconsistency with blogging. That makes me wonder if there could be some psychology behind this… some sort of reason behind struggling with writing and blogging… do you guys have any ideas? Any guesses at why my blogging (and many others in the blogosphere) is just almost starting to cease? How could I have many ideas on what to write about, lots of inspirations… but just can’t seem to capture much of anything on the page?

And maybe it’s all summed up already for me by a great writer of the past:

“The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

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4 responses to “Writing and Bad Blogging

  1. sandysays1

    Find something, someone, some movie, or some writing that inspires you and indulge when the tank is getting low. That’s what my human does and I’ve picked up the habit. He goes fishing, talks to an old friend named Chet, watches “Phantom of the Opera” one more time, or reads something by Norman Maclean, Twain, Nicholas Sparks, Harper Lee. I chase cats, go see Manny the Chihuahua, get my human to play “Old Yellar” and read something by MK Rawlings or Clancy. It works.

    http://www.sandysays1.wordpress.com

  2. Hey Olivia,

    I’ve also been wondering why many bloggers (including myself) have had a decrease in their posts. I’ve had a similar problem: so many ideas, but not enough inspiration or motivation to write them out. Sometimes I wonder if it is my own feelings of inadequacy that hold me back. I’m asking God to help me with my fear of what other people think of me and my writings, so that I can write freely and for an Audience of One.

    In Him,
    ~Kylie

  3. Hi!

    I honestly can’t remember how I came across your blog…but I love it :) Your passion for rescuing people from the heartbreak of human trafficking is an inspiration.

    I can’t totally relate with this post. I think it’s a common ailment of writers to struggle with making their words accurately reflect their thoughts. (At least…I hope it’s a common ailment!)

    But be encouraged! God can perfect the abilities he’s given us, and He can use our imperfections in the mean time!

    Blessings,
    Abbie

  4. I don’t think you have a problem with writing, cos this article is so beautifully wriiten.I think everyone goes through that problem, even me. I think it’s probably this condition that we put in our minds that we have to post something or we’re not doing our job probably.
    To be honest, i’m going through the same problem, but i’m realising as the days go by that if we just let God inspire us & post when He wants us to post it, that words will just flow freely.I have just realised this.But don’t worry your writing is just fine & there is a time for everything-a time when you post a lot, a time when you post a little.There’s a Time for everything!
    Take care
    God Bless you!

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