I'm starting to worry whatever magic that's been happening with my blog writing the past couple of months might be starting to wear off. Ever since I came back from Italy it's felt like every time I sat in front of the computer to write a blog post I was bursting with ideas. The last couple of days, it's felt a little bit more shaky. The ideas aren't bursting forth with quite so much ease.
I take some comfort in that other bloggers seem to be running out of steam right now. Part of it is all the elections happening. I like politics and the combination of Canadian federal election, Nunavut territorial election and the US presidential election have been great sources of writing material.
But with two of the election completed and the US presidential election essentially over with, the letdown is starting to sink in. What am I going to write about now? And I'm not the only one feeling that way. Some are also burnt out by the long campaign and are wishing for it to be over.
And yes, I know, the US presidency hasn't been won by Obama yet. However, one website is assessing McCain's odds of winning at 6.3%. Which are ok odds if you have $10 want you to blow at a race track on a longshot with a high payout, but not great if you're a Republican hoping your guy is going to win.
I guess it's time to start flexing the creative muscles again. No more leaning on elections to get through dry spells. I'll have to try and come up with something else.
Oh, and as my good friend Ed has noted, the Canadian Blog Award nominations have opened.
Now, I'm not saying people should rush out and nominate me because frankly I have no earthly idea what category this blog would fall under. But I don't think any Nunavut blog has ever made the final cut for one of these things (I stand to be corrected on that). And hey, we have a nice blogging community up here. It would be nice if we had a few bloggers who made the finals in some of these things and get recognition for what we have.
So I'm off to nominate some of my favourite Nunavut blogs. Maybe you should go and do the same thing.
1. Devils and dust - Bruce Springsteen
2. Side of the road - Ben Folds
3. Fully completely - The Tragically Hip
4. Leavin' song - Colleen Power*
5. Stick with me babe - Robert Plant and Allison Krauss