I Should Be Blogging

blogging mojo, loss of mojo, blogging ideas

After a month of no blogging due to moving and Christmas and no internet I was pretty pumped to get beck into it, to share all the amazing thoughts I had been having for the past month and start re-building the community that was once here.

I was so full of beans and positive I would finally have a full year of brilliant, organised, consistent blogging. Through out the day, as I wipe bottoms, referee fights, feed starving children, keep house and try to keep my husband happy I have ideas. Project ideas, post ideas, the starting paragraph of a post and so much more. My head is full to bursting and my hands, annoyingly, are always full. I tell myself I will remember that thought, write it in my diary when I get the chance and then blog it that night.

But, when it comes time to do the writing I am blank. The harder I try to recall the ideas I had earlier in the day, the less I can bring up. It’s completely frustrating to sit here and know that, hours earlier, I had practically written a whole post in my head while sweeping the floor. And, I’m doing this daily.

You would think I would have caught on by now and started writing down any ideas that come to me during the day. I know there are good ideas in there somewhere! And stories that need to be told.

Do you have any tips to help me with my obvious disorganisation and sieve like memory?

 

 

 

 

13 Comments

  1. No ideas unfortunately, only sympathy. Inspiration finds me at the most inconvenient times and totally abandons me when I actually have time to write.
    I’ll be watching these comments for ideas… πŸ™‚

  2. You sound exactly like me, I am constantly sitting down to blog and find myself completely blank and wasting hours on social media instead. I have however tried to get in the habit of writing blog post inspiration in a note on my phone as soon as it pops in to my head, which has certainly been helping. I hope you find your inspiration and mojo again, it can be frustrating that bloggers block!

    #teamIBOT was here!

  3. I know what it’s like and the harder you try, the less you get. Just relax and it’ll come πŸ™‚

  4. I know this is easier said than done but stop thinking about it and the ideas will come back to you.

  5. How frustrating. I try to scribble the main idea down when I have it, but I have trouble thinking about a post when I’m doing other things, so I’m a little jealous that you can multi-task like that!

    If you’re serious about it, you could buy a little voice-activated recorder and say your thoughts out loud as they come.

    Visiting from IBOT.

  6. You know if an idea comes to me I just jot it down on piece of paper and put near the computer. You could always try my favourite, top 5 things I…. there possibilities are endless! Emily

  7. I often have the best blog posts and words come to me on my way to work every morning. Of course, I am driving so I can’t write them down and then I get to work and there’s no opportunity to do it then either. It’s highly frustrating – I feel your pain Becky!

  8. Oh yes this happens to me all the time.

    Today however I thought of an idea. While you are mopping that floor, put on the voice recorder on your smart phone and “talk” your ideas out. You dont need to stop what you are doing to physically write. Then later you can play it back and type the ideas down whilst listening to yourself. If you don’t have a voice recorder on your smart phone even the video record option will do, doesn’t matter if it records the ceiling as long as the sound is there OR you can get one of those itty bitty tape lecture recorder things.
    Hope this helps you and me both!

  9. I was about to say exactly what Neen said!
    Just use your headset with your iPhone and use the voice recorder! πŸ™‚

  10. I’m forever scribbling ideas down in a notebok, and I make sure to add keywords to trigger specific thoughts. You’ll get back into it.

  11. Use your voice recorder on your phone! Just speak the ideas into it through the day then listen back snd check that they were actually genuis later πŸ™‚

  12. Ah, I just read the comments. I’m a bit late with my suggestion. Haha.

  13. Oh, I so know what you mean! I have several notebooks lying around so if an idea or a particular sentence pops into my head, I jot it down.
    Or I use the Notes application on my iPhone. Hope you get that time to get those creative juices flowing soon!

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