I am trying desperately to coin a word before I leave this blessed Earth. So in what may be my 300th attempt these past few years I have created the word BlogBlock.
BlogBlock is writer’s block for bloggers. There are however differences and similarities. Writer’s block is a writer’s inability to write because nothing inspires him or her. However, as blogging can refer to a vast number of things that one can blog about, from commentaries to personal diaries to articles, a BlogBlock occurs when nothing inspires the Blogger to blog in the sense that they feel the subject matter does not deserve a post.
In the past few hours for example I have started a number of posts, and halfway through I say to myself “this sucks!!” No one wants to read this, heck, I don’t even want to write about this!?!
Nothing is post-worthy (aha! another unknown term!)
Post-Worthiness I suppose comes from the bar that we set when we blog. When you enter the blogging world you don’t know what to blog about. Then you start blogging about everything but filler can be a real killer. So you start to ‘specialize’ in a certain subject, become known for it, become expected to write about it. Then you plateau, you set the bar and people will come to expect a certain level from you, a certain quality or lack thereof.
I swear, as of right now, there are at least 8 unfinished posts saved as drafts.
So the only thing at this moment that is inspiring me to blog is the lack of inspiration to blog about anything.
OH BLOGBLOCK…HOW I LOATHE THEE!!!!!
(2 minutes later, after googling, Naseem discovers the word BlogBlock has already been coined but upon reviving from his breakdown decides to publish this post anyway because of its conclusive irony and the fact that 9 drafts would drive him mad at this point)