A Brief Flash of Insight

I wrote a post last night and couldn’t bring myself to hit publish. I had entered ┬áthe time for it to post in the scheduler and I simply couldn’t click save. I paused and in that pause I thought. After a moment, I simply hit save draft and closed my laptop and went to bed.

I didn’t post it. Not because I was wasn’t brave or the topic was heart-wrenching or because I was scared, but because the post was pretty crappy. I don’t mean this in a coy way or fishing for compliments, I mean it wasn’t good and I noticed. I’m pretty proud of myself for stopping the presses so to speak. I haven’t been doing as much of that as late. My heart hasn’t been in this lately. I think it says something about me and the state of my blogging that the thing I am most singularly proud of from this space and this summer is a photo of onions.

I owe this space more than that. Although, it was a really good picture of onions.

Have I lost my passion along the way? I don’t know, but I love and respect this space. When I finished the post that I then didn’t share, what held me up was a fleeting thought. Would anyone comment? Would I comment if it weren’t my own post? No. I wouldn’t have. So I closed my laptop.

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6 Responses to “A Brief Flash of Insight”

  1. Suzanne says:

    Gah. This is pretty deep for a Monday. Although I totally agree that WAS a fantastic picture of an onion.

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  2. Rebecca says:

    I’ve been feeling the same lately.

    That, life and Blogger nonsense have led to a hiatus for me. I always find that my writing gets better and my passion reignites after a break.

    And I totally missed the onions! GAH!

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  3. Rebecca says:

    I found the onions.

    They are really great shots.

    ; )

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  4. Arnebya says:

    I think it’s normal to experience the ebb and flow of blogging. I guess it could be all sorts of reasons why we don’t feel the urge, don’t do it as often, aren’t that in love with our words. All I can say is sometimes I’m just lazy and that’s all there is to it. Sometimes it’s more related to my mental state, the state of my house, the dishes in my sink, and the kids at my heels. Hell, sometimes it’s the weather. I commend you for knowing you wrote something you didn’t care for rather than just hitting publish JUST BECAUSE.

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  5. TheNextMartha says:

    I must have missed the onions. Sometimes it’s ok just to write for yourself. Even if you think it doesn’t live up.

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