Constant and Creative, or Hiatus and Honest

I am stealing a Lizism and I hope she doesn’t mind.  In fact, I am hoping she will be so flattered that she will dispense her expert advice on a question I cannot answer.

I have been thinking about (there’s the stolen item) blogging:

There’s not many folks in my area that blog on a regular basis.  We are still stuck in myspace (understand I love myspace – but as far as blogging goes, there has to be a time when the training wheels come off.)

 Some that do blog view it as literally an online journal. Thanks, but no thanks – I am not putting that stuff online – I may be crazy, but I am not stupid. This is the internet.

A few use it for purely marketing purposes, and it’s okay – not real exciting, but it has a beat and you can dance to it.

Then there are the ones that have it down. Personal and charming, yet informative and professional.  That’s the blogger I want to be…then I get asked the question – what do you do when you don’t feel like writing?  Worse, what if the only thing you feel like writing comes from a bad day (week, month) and you wouldn’t let anybody read it anyway.

I dunno – haven’t been there yet.  Early blog life was myspace – nobody cares how often you blog. This new stage of blogging is different.  It is apart of my goal structure. A brick in the idea that I am building.

So what happens when your cat dies, your car won’t start, or your heart breaks? What do you do then? Do you stay the course with a creative (albeit not honest) voice to cover the personal from the professional? Or do you take a hiatus (how long could you do it) in order to protect your privacy and honor your voice? I don’t see the third option (loud and losing it) as a viable one for me.  I love to blog and I am fairly transparent, but there are somethings I don’t make public, and I think we all enjoy that bit of privacy – I am certain our friends and family do.

Comments

  1. Hey April!
    I sure hope that I don’t have a corner on thinking. How nice of you to tip your hat to me. 🙂 I appreciate that you did that. I also love this beautiful blog. I discovered it last week and have been enjoying it since. 🙂

    So it’s a double honor to be Lizism-ed here. 🙂

  2. Liz – I am glad you are enjoying it. I do worry about when the time comes that I just don’t want to write – when I don’t feel so “beautiful.”

    I am interested to see how others handle that. I am sure it is a common occurrence that doesn’t always lead to an abandoned blog.

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