Tuesday, March 16, 2010


So I'm not dead, just feeling remarkably uninspired.

So I can do a long blog post, what was the word my friend used, ah yes, whinging about how I can't find anything to blog about, or I can do something about it.

In this case, what I'm doing is not forcing the issue. I said at the beginning of the year I might take more breaks from the blog rather than trying to keep up the one a day pace. Honestly, I've been doing it for years now and it can be a touch brutal at times. So today, at least, I was back working on the on again, mostly off-again novel. If I can't be writing the blog, then I should at least be doing some kind of writing.

So I'll try and get back into the regular blogging thing again, but don't be too shocked if the blog goes a bit more quiet, at least until I find some kind of rhythm again. And hey, any suggestions or questions appreciated, either in the comments section or in email. I'm not above robbing Megan's reader submitted question riff.

Anyway, we shall see what tomorrow brings...

Last Five
1. Cloudbursting - Kate Bush*
2. Thieves in the temple - Prince
3. Oh lately it's so quiet - OK Go
4. Cruel - Tori Amos
5. U.R.A fever - The Kills


Megan said...

The more reader-submitted items you do, the more you'll get. I could make a whole blog out of them at this point. I'm now just trying to find ways to make them my own: a difficult task at times.

My first reader-submitted item was a complaint about my blog disclaimer. For real.

Anonymous said...

I've been lulling, too. Hope you are inspired again soon!

Bruce said...

Realizing that this is your blog, and you can do what you want with it, I sort of felt like your response to my last comment was a bit of a cop-out.

Since I have been reading this, most of the time this blog has been about 'the events of the day'. Initially those events were in Newfoundland. Later on you branched into popular culture, and curling. It seems like none of these are inspiring you anymore. Fair enough. Few blogs last as long as yours - the moment of passion that seems to spur these things off eventually runs out for everyone, it seems.

Still, I am still bemused as to why the fascinating subject of life in Iqaluit is off limits, except when it comes to shopping. I realize you have to be careful of politics when you live in a small town, but there must be something going on up there to write about.

The only way a wide interest blog is going to keep going is to have some regular source of input from the world. Your decision to largely ignore the one outside your door surprises me.

indigo said...

and tomorrow brings Doyle!

Megan said...

And there's your reader-submitted complaint!

I got a similar one about two years ago, but when I looked into it, it turned out to be BOO HOO I WORK HARD FOR THE NEWSPAPER AND YOU NEVER BLOG ABOUT THE TOPICS I COVER. So I ignored it. Yours, on the other hand, might actually have some promise.