Do you ever get writers’ block?
In fact, I have it right now. That’s why I decided to write about it. I mean, how is it possible that I can’t come up with an interesting topic to expand upon, when there are so many amazing things going on around me at any given time? I could write about what new features we’re working on at TurnSocial (which are really exciting), I could talk about the major partnerships that are lining up for us at ChargeSmart (also awesome), or I could share my thoughts on the general tech community here in San Francisco. I might comment on the recent rainy weather; I could discuss what it’s like to ride BART to work everyday. I’ve just started reading Tim Ferriss‘ new book, The 4 Hour Body – I’m sure I could share my initial reaction to what I’ve read thus far. The fact of the matter is, there’s actually a million different things I could write about, but until I opened this box and started typing, none of them popped into my head; I was stuck.
This is a great reminder of why so many of us get stuck in the planning phase of our various projects; until you force yourself to start doing something, you’ll continue to come up with a variety of reasons why it can’t be done. That’s exactly what happened to me today. I sat here at my desk, searching around the web for inspiration, and had pretty much come to the conclusion that I just wasn’t “inspired” enough to put finger to keyboard today. Unfortunately, if I plan on penning 365 blog posts in 2011, that’s an unacceptable outcome. So I forced myself to start – I opened up the “new post” tab in WordPress and wrote the first question that came into my mind. And here I am. I’ve pieced together these paragraphs in the last 15 minutes, completely off the top of my head, and now I’ve accomplished my goal of publishing a new blog post today. It’s short, not very interesting, and you probably wouldn’t recommend it to a friend – but there’s a good chance that you’ve felt the same way before. We can relate. And that’s part of what this blog is all about – building relationships with people of a similar mind, all across the web. Relating.
So thanks for taking a few minutes to stop by and read this – you inadvertently helped me accomplish my goal for today. I truly appreciate it.
And here I was thinking I had writers’ block.
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