When I didn’t have a blog, I had a lot to say. As I went about my daily chores, my mind would be bombarded with themes, ideas, vehement opinions and surprises that I wanted to announce to the world, wanted to pour into discerning ears. There must be so many like me that mankind invented ‘blogdom’. for us to occupy and populate. Now that I have my own little podium and any passing by audience that cares to take in a few written words, I feel I am drying out.
Self -doubt assails. Is what I have to say, really important for posterity, how will it make a difference? But what difference does whatever we do really make? We earn our living (or live off others in the age old barter system), cook, eat, shop, network, chat and most important sleep. Ah, my chatting must be important to my beloved confidante & my kiddie friends will definitely miss my cooking. So I am not that reduntant after all. Coming back to the issue of writing, Sylvia Path comes to my rescue, ‘ And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.’
Now to the issue of what to write on. As I mentioned before, nothing around me really enraptures or enrages me enough to rave about. Obviously as per Slyvia Path, I am quite lacking in guts and imagination. Not to be discouraged, not me , I must seek inspiration. Flipping popular magazines and newspapers to see what people are writing about now-a-days (aside of regulars – politics, sports, various movie-woods). it appears that crime (of the door-step variety), travel & world cuisine, health & fitness (read beauty), geeky gadgets for all, maids and ‘relationships’ or the lack of the latter two rule our minds.
Having read umpteen such articles, I am really unable to pass any more time pleasurably. I could give you 10 more tips on ‘packing for travel’, ‘holiday activities for kids’, ‘clean houses and fit bodies in 9 minutes’, ‘How to say NO to your boss’…, but I already know how you feel. Maybe I could write fictionalized horoscopes or put up some of my more graphic bed time fantasies. Now, that would definitely get me some Flags and eyeballs. Perhaps, I will do this one day. Till then for me, as Norbet Platt puts it ‘ The act of putting pen to paper (or keyboard to blog) encourages pause for thought, this in turn makes us think more deeply about life, which helps us regain our equilibrium.’