The problem I have tonight is BLOG BLOCK. In "olden days" I do believe it was called writer's block but I am trying to stay current so we'll go with blog block I want to write and I have a million ideas in my head to discuss. From the headline story about a child being put in a washing machine in a laundromat and what law will now become to fruition to come of that to the Facebook stock story to the fact that my customers text message me without telling me who it is so I get to guess. ( That one will be included in the blog entitled Stupid Customer Tricks) .All of these things are rumbling around in my head as ideas for a blog but every time I start to write , it doesn't feel right and erase the paragraphs I have started.
I love to write and without patting myself on the back - I'm usually pretty good at it but tonight it's just not happening. Sitting here staring at the screen and getting a blank, I can't help but admire the columnists who used to write for the daily papers. These are people like Dave Barry, Erma Bombeck, Arianna Huffington and Art Buchwald, all who had to come up with topics on a continual basis that engaged people daily without getting stale. To me that is truly talent. I wonder if they ever got writer's block. I know they did but help me here - I'm stalling so I do what I always do when I can't think. I surf the net .I look up Dave Barry and find his infamous quote about writer's block -
"I believe 'writer's block' is the normal state of writing; that is, you rarely have anything just flow easily from your brain to the keyboard. And if it does, it's usually pretty bad. Good writing is almost always hard, and what I think sometimes happens is that writers forget how hard it is, or don't want to do the work any more, and they call this 'writer's block.'" Dave Barry
Last time I checked Dave Barry was a comedic writer. That quote was less than comedic and tonight I am finding myself having an immense dislike of the man. I KNOW writing is hard. It's why I am sitting here struggling but did he have to be so damned condescending about it ? Geesh.
Anyway I think for this evening I've tried enough. Tomorrow evening when I want to do" one more productive thing", I'll pick something easier than blogging. Perhaps I'll clean up my desk. Ok. Now as I look around my desk I'm thinking maybe not. Hopefully tomorrow the block will be over and I'll be able to write something brilliant . Perhaps I'll blog about how the smartest people in business have the messiest desks. Yeah we'll go with that.