Wednesday, March 11, 2009

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I'm amazed by some bloggers who post every single day and never seem to be at a loss for words, images and something to hold my attention.

I, on the other hand, not being a person of words often struggle to make this blog a happening thing. I'm an introvert by nature and just don't have a lot to say. Not that I'm not interesting, or smart or remiss in the relationship field.

I just don't know what to say !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It is a bit like talking on the phone......I'm just not big on it. Recently I've embarked on repairing a horrible relationship with my mother. Years ago she banned me from communicating with her but recently she has fallen quite frail in her old age and I've decided that I'm going to be the adult in this thing and make an effort to be there for her.....like it or not. I call her and OMG, I don't know what to say, what to talk about. I'm thinking maybe I need to make a list of safe topics for those phone calls........maybe this will work.

Maybe I should do that with the blog.....make a list of possible topics. OR.......maybe some of the visitors (I'm not confident there are many) would like to suggest some topics that they would find interesting......how about that???????

So, until I can think up something interesting and catchy to write about..........

Later, dudes and dudettes !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4 comments:

Shonna said...

I can totally relate to you about the "not knowing what to say" thing. When I started my blog, I just wanted it to be about art and not much more, but I always think I should be saying more. I like your idea of writing down topics.

CHEWY said...

Hi Paula,
I don't usually write much on my blog. But when I do write it's sometimes the result of reading a post at someone else's blog that sparks an idea in my mind.

David (Authorblog) tried to nudge me into writing... so, I began writing haikus. Now I have a ton of haikus which I plan on using as subjects for paintings.

Are you a "listener"? I am... and it is difficult and energy draining for me to have conversations with people who I don't know very well.

hee-hee I certainly am talking a lot right now.

For your mom... I think making notes beforehand is a good idea. Tell her things you observe, things you've done, places you've gone, recipes you've cooked and ask her questions about herself.

Kim said...

Paula, your words caught my eye! Lately I have been having some problems with posting, too. I have been truly enjoying my time in the studio and it seems as though blogging sometimes stops that a bit. As I read your post, it occurred to me that the reason constant blogging stopped me in the studio is because it makes the words come into my head rather than the images or the feeling I need to get the images. When I blog, I tend to prattle on and on saying very little. If I don't think about what I am going to say, then I can let the feeling of the images come for my studio time. So I say blog when you have something to say and paint when you do not! LOL

I tried the list thing...it did not work for me. I knew I could not be confined to the Monday is such and such day on the blog either...so I did not try that.

Now I am into just blogging when the urge strikes me!

Make the list for talking to your mother. Good idea there.

Hugs, Paula!

miz katie said...

i used to really struggle with this, too, paula. the thing that helped me was forcing myself blog once a day. at first, it was sooo difficult. i just couldn't think of anything to say. i would sometimes only blog a link or a youtube video. somehow by doing that, though, it got me up and over the hump, and now i have so much to say i can't blog enough. it really becomes so easy, believe it or not.

i totally agree about talking on the phone. i can't believe how much i used to LOVE to do that in my 20s..but now ugh! i HATE it. i just turned down doing a radio show because i'd have to talk on the phone. it would have been pure torture to me and the audience, tho.