Blog Update – The Way Ahead

Apologies to anyone who follows my blog. It started off with the best of intentions, as do so many things in our lives, but I plead guilty to letting it fall by the wayside. I love writing and the original plan was to post articles on all aspects of what was going in my life. There would be bursts of creative fiction, thoughts on world affairs, reviews of TV, reaction to sporting events, allied of course to the occasional generic rant. However, fairly quickly the blog turned into a once a week repository for 100 words of flash fiction.  That’s not what should have happened, but it did. Now even that has stopped.

Why has this happened? Lack of inspiration. Too much time wasted on nothing in particular. Not enough time spent in a positive and creative manner. Perhaps I’ve not been in the best place mentally. Too much negativity. Too much beating myself up. I get easily distracted and easily put off my train of thought. Net result of all of this has been an empty blog. Not because I don’t want to do it, but because I just can’t seem to get myself to do it.

The solution? Well, for now I want to start making it easier to blog. This means smaller articles. More frequent posts. Instead of multiple paragraphs with pictures, a post may be one paragraph and no pictures. That’s not to say there won’t be longer posts – there will when I allow myself to do them. But I feel if I can just get back into the habit of posting this blog will be all the better for it, as will I.

Thanks for reading.

4 thoughts on “Blog Update – The Way Ahead

  1. Dee

    Hi Paul, have felt the same way myself and have come to the same conclusion. I love FF but, like you, had wanted my blog to be more than just flash fiction, however enjoyable that may be. Not sure how I got sidetracked – too much self analysis, too much procrastination, life getting in the way…
    Good luck with your future plan, look forward to catching up from time to time.

    1. paulmclem Post author

      Thanks, Dee. As I said, I loved doing FF but I ended up running out of motivation. Began to feel stale and I don’t think my writing was getting any better. Simply need to write more, even if it’s not creative fiction.

  2. Sarah Ann

    Good luck with building your blog habit. It is hard because life does get in the way so much of the time.


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