Bloggers Block


Blogger's Block
March 20, 2018

I'm a terrible blogger.  I think that is painfully obvious, if only based on a) the number of blog posts I've made and b) the time that has elapsed since my last post.  Every time I sit down to write, I'm totally overwhelmed by blogger's block.  I can't find the right words to go with the photos I want to share, which is baffling and beyond frustrating because I think photos that capture real-life are so important!  The frustration feeds back into the blogger's block, and . . . well, you get the picture.       

Well this past September I had a baby.  While I was on maternity leave, I found myself frequently sharing my photos with family and friends.  Miraculously, I suddenly I had all the right words to go with each photo.  I think it's because each photo was a glimpse into my life.  I wanted to share the significance of each moment and hope that it came through in the photo.  And as I was putting words with my photos I realized, I've been going about this blogging thing all wrong.    

Maybe it isn't that I can't come up with the right words, it's that there are too many words.  I've been trying to write about entire days when a day is comprised of so many different moments.  If a single picture is supposedly worth 1,000 words, why would I try to write about so many pictures all at once? 

So I'm reimagining my blog.  I'm going to focus on individual moments - one at a time - however bold or subtle they may be.  Hopefully that will both help me be better with my descriptions and be a better fit for everyone's attention spans.  I don't know about you, but I'm tired already!