You may not even have noticed, but for many moons now I have posted three times a week – Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, where Friday was generally some sort of Friday Fotos or Photo Essay. I never really had a problem keeping up with this schedule, with us always on the road.
When we officially moved to Bali, however, and I knew we would be in the same place for six months, I started to worry that I would not have enough content. I opened up the blog to guest writers, and started the series Where Did You Sleep Last Night? I wrote about our expat life in Bali. I even rehashed the story of how we met, and our wedding. Sometimes, I missed a day. *Gasp*
As we revved up for our trip to Taipei and the US, I found myself struggling to fill my slots. I had some stuff to write about. A list, in fact, of blog posts I could never get around to doing. But, I started to lose my way; lose my energy. Shortly after arriving in Taipei, my blog posts stopped all together.
So, what went wrong? This blogger has writer’s block.
I could give every excuse in the book why I stopped writing: I was planning for Taipei, I started a new job in Bali, I was heading to BlogHouse and was expecting big changes. I was focused on trying to teach yoga and enhance my own practice.
In the end, they were each a valid excuse, yet no excuse at all.
Right now, I am telling myself that I am not allowed to go in the pool until I write and post an update. I mean, it’s been almost two weeks without a word – unheard of for With Husband In Tow.
In the amount of time it has taken me to write this, the sun has disappeared behind the clouds. I cannot go swimming now. It is punishment for being a bad blogger – because I am a blogger with writer’s block.
Where do I go from here?
I have a long list of blogs that I plan to write. I am sure you are curious about the food we ate in Taipei, all of the wine and cheese we consumed in the US, and what I learned at BlogHouse. There are some announcements coming up and big changes to the blog. I am excited about it all.
I just need to write. To write something, anything at all. To get my mojo back. To get out of this rut of being a blogger with writer’s block. Be patient. I will return.
Are you a writer? How do you get out of this kind of rut?