Blog Block

I’m suddenly finding it incredibly difficult to compose blog entries, and the longer I wait to blog something, the less likely I am to blog it. I’ve had this kind of blog block before, also during a pretty stressful time (I’d rather not talk here about the things that are stressing me out), so I know that I’ll get back into the groove soon. In a way, I think this post is simply intended to get me back into the habit of blogging and to remind me that I’ve had similar periods of uncertainty in the past.

7 Comments »

  1. New Kid on the Hallway Said,

    February 17, 2005 @ 11:27 pm

    Here’s hoping that you feel less stressed soon!

  2. Chuck Said,

    February 18, 2005 @ 12:37 am

    Thanks….Once I finish grading the stack of papers I’ve been dodging, I’m sure things will ease up a bit. Among other things, I’m teaching four classes for the first time in my career, and it’s taking a while to adjust to that kind of schedule….

  3. Clancy Said,

    February 18, 2005 @ 8:03 am

    Grading, yikes. I’m hoping you feel better soon too.

  4. Chuck Said,

    February 18, 2005 @ 8:46 am

    I should finish grading on Monday, so that’s not a major complaint, really (even though I mentioned it last night). I’m still waiting to see where I’ll be working next year, and that’s the primary source of stress right now. For several reasons, I haven’t wanted to talk about that in my blog. This has been one of those semesters where I often wished for a pseudonymous blog.

  5. Scrivener Said,

    February 18, 2005 @ 9:58 pm

    Hope things settle down soon. I too find that if I take a few days off from the blog, there’s generally a slow period of trying to get back into it, and yeah the longer you wait the harder to do that first post. It’s like calling a friend–after a certain period, you start to feel like when you call them you better have something really good to say.

  6. Chuck Said,

    February 18, 2005 @ 11:18 pm

    Scrivener, that’s a good way of describing it. Because I haven’t been blogging as much, I now feel more pressure to be entertaining, interesting, or brilliant. Or something. The good news: I’m feeling much better, even if I know that things may not settle down for a while.

  7. Mel Said,

    February 18, 2005 @ 11:36 pm

    we’ve all been there, the slowness or dullness and the sense of mounting expectation. Scrivener hits it exactly.

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