I’ve been a bad blogger recently.
It’s not that I’ve written anything bad, upsetting or even too boring, it’s just that I haven’t actually written anything.
So, in order to get back to writing again, I have put together this list of excuses I have for not writing, along with some of the ideas I wanted to write about but then failed at miserably.
Work has been very busy – I realize that it’s hard to believe I’m not rich and famous from writing (yet), but sometimes I need to focus on the job that pays several of the bills. I like the work that I do, and I’m very thankful for my job.
Interviewing for a new job – While I am thankful, I also decided to apply for a related job and thought about it roughly 73 times each day for about three months. I would sit down to write, and then get to thinking about the possibilities of the new job. That made it difficult to focus on the brilliant topics I was coming up with.
One of my brilliant column ideas that I never wrote – O’clock is a weird term – Did you ever think about how odd it is to say 10 o’clock or 12 o’clock? I looked it up and o’clock means “of the clock.” Do we really need to specify that we are referring to the time on the clock? Are there other time systems I am not aware of? Did anyone ever say 10 o’sun dial? Following the same logic, if I am saying the temperature, I should say 72 o’thermometer.
I traveled to see family a few times – It was very nice, but it definitely cut into my writing time. It did give me a few column ideas, and I will hopefully work on some of those soon. Also, the car drove pretty well, even when I had it up to 65 o’speedometer.
I had car problems, too – They weren’t terrible, but they were bad enough that I was obsessing on how to fix the car for quite a while. Because of this, I did not have as much time as I like to obsess over column ideas. My wife figured out how to fix the car today because she is awesome and I assume because she wants me to be able to focus on writing blog posts again.
I cut one of my fingernails too short – It hurt to type with one finger that night, so there was no way I could focus on writing a great column.
Another great column idea that I never wrote – The song “Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac is a big lie – I like the song, but the chorus of “Thunder only happens when it’s raining” isn’t true at all. I often hear thunder when it’s not raining. It might be raining far away, but it’s often nice outside where I am at the time. I am also concerned about “when the rain washes you clean you’ll know, you’ll know.” I have never been washed clean by the rain, or if I was, I didn’t know, didn’t know.
I was watching too much television – Come on, it’s been a great time for basketball playoffs, Netflix shows and even Jeopardy. I consider it all research for future columns. I especially like watching channel 31 o’tv.
I got the new job! – I haven’t’ started yet, but I am extremely excited about it. So excited that I have now been obsessing over starting and have not been thinking enough about writing these posts.
I was turned to dust and then only brought back by the events of Avengers: Endgame – This is only partially true. I was thinking way too much about Avengers: Endgame for a while, and it took away some of my thinking about important topics for my blog. So figuratively, my blog turned to dust for a little while. Enough time has passed now, though, that I can focus on this blog again now.
I have missed the blog and have been thinking of ways to improve it – When I was busy with other items and not writing, I certainly missed having this outlet. That being said, I need to spend some time over the next few weeks figuring out how to make a few changes to the blog and to improve it and my writing. My plan is to write regularly again, make a few improvements and have the blog running smoothly in 1 or 2 weeks o’calendar.