Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Growing Pains

When I first got serious about blogging I had a lot to say. I was in the throws of motherhood and wasn't finding life with a newborn particularly enjoyable and I wasn't transitioning into my new life with grace. My blogging voice was strong and continued to remain strong as I shared my thoughts, views, and experiences with motherhood. However, lately I've been feeling a bit voiceless.

My blog entries have been pretty strained lately. The ideas are there but I can't get them out of my head and onto the paper as well as I used to. I feel like I'm going through a bit of growing pains in regards to my writing and my blog. I have tons of great ideas and topics I want to write about but I stare at the computer screen and think "How would I have written this 3 months ago?" I can't quite put my finger on what the problem is.

I've noticed that the comments on my blog posts have also drastically decreased, so unless you're all prisoners of summer I think you might feel the same way I do. I'll admit to biting off a bit more than I can chew with reviews/giveaways so after I've fulfilled what I've already promised (there are some great things coming up though) I'm going to slow down a bit. I'll still do reviews/giveaways but only for the super fabulous things.

So bear with me as I sort out this blockage and try to find the words for all the ideas I want to discuss.


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Jennifer said...

I've been feeling this way about myself for a while now. Plus finding the actual *time* to sit down & blog has become harder with the boys getting bigger. You'll find your voice again soon!

misssrobin said...

I think most of us go through this. Feeling a little lost. You'll find yourself again.

As for comments, believe it or not I've been having a similar experience as I try to comment. I've been commenting less everywhere, feeling like what I have to say is just too disjointedto write.

Let's just say many others are going through the same and that's why you aren't getting more comments. No reason to believe that isn't true.

Onward and upward.

BLOGitse said...

Less comments? Yes!
My guess is that more and more people read posts via Reader and they are too busy/lazy/not interested on topic etc. so they don't leave comments...

Your voice will come back when you have the need! :)

bluewhitelife said...

I do the same thing :) It's a struggle to get 3 a week for me now!

It helps for me to remember that my blog is really for me :)

I'm probably a culprit of the google reader commentless part, but when I have time, I try to respond :)

Sazz said...

The same thing is happening to me. My I feel like my "spark" is gone. Hopefully we both can get whatever is missing back!

Grace said...

Aaah, the ebb and flow of a writer's inspiration. It will come back.

Mrs Gloves said...

I think we all go through this. I have found that some writing exercises and prompts have helped!

...stopping by from SITS...

Roo {NiceGirlNotes} said...

You can do it, Melissa! Write about Taylor Lautner! I'll read it. :)

Nostalgic said...

I think its pretty normal, we all go through this phase. You'll find yourself soon, don't worry melissa :)

You've an amazing place!

Mrs.F said...

I totally feel you. I've been going through the same thing. I'm blank when it comes to clever blog entries.

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