What happens when you don’t have anything to write about?

Well for the followers of this blog, you’ve probably noticed an absence of my writing for well over a month.  I’m one of these bloggers who won’t write unless I’ve really got something to say.  I admire those who can consistently come up with a topic each and every day, but for me, well I want it to be meaningful.  Seems that meaningful words vacated the premise of my mind recently.

I know you’re asking yourself right about now, okay Connie, what happens when you don’t have anything to write about?  Where did you go?  What did you do?  The blogging world was waiting with bated breath for you to resurface. (That last sentence was said very sarcastically in my mind to myself).

Sometimes there needs to be a lull in the outgoing information we produce.  If everything continually goes out, and nothing gets replenished, how can we critically build an essay or written work?  A great writer should take some time away from writing.  Putting away the “typewriter” and reading or visiting the library to do some research opens new doors for new thought processes, and sometimes, new ideas for stories.  (Plus I had to study some for the GACE Basic Skills Test for my teacher preparation program that I just took).  It also allows your mind to rest a bit before going back to edit.  Sometimes, you’ll be able to see a glitch in formating that you didn’t notice before, or you’ll pick out an area where the story wandered off course that didn’t come to light at the time.

The last year of my undergraduate work as begun as of August 13th.  I must do a lot of reading this semester.  I also will begin the transformation of my Senior Capstone Project, which deals with the history of the Berbers in Morocco and then in Spring, my student teaching.  While I may not blog as much as I have in the past, I feel that I will have some meaningful things to write about as I  begin the adventure in Graduate studies.

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8 thoughts on “What happens when you don’t have anything to write about?

  1. Never have anything to write about?! That could never happen to me – I have way too many things to write about and never enough time!

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  2. I celebrate your honesty, Connie. The world of life and blogs would do nothing but improve if people spoke and wrote when they had something worthwhile to contribute rather than merely fill up space. When I have nothing to say, I say nothing.

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  3. SS Bazinet says:

    “In human intercourse the tragedy begins, not when there is misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood.”
    Henry David Thoreau

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  4. The Hook says:

    Writer’s block suucks!

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