I’m new to the blogging world, having just started this past February. During these past few weeks, I have encountered a new habit of thought. Oftentimes, I find myself thinking in blog. I assume that this is commonplace among writers of blogs and articles, journalists, novelists, and the like. But it is a new phenomenon to me. When I think in blog, it’s as if I have someone listening to me like an audience or a reader, in fact, my thoughts are pretty much what you, the reader, have been following in my posts…like what I am typing out right now, if you get my drift.
I am not sure I like thinking in blog. It’s as if I have an audience listening to my thoughts. My thoughts are written and rewritten constantly. I find myself saying, “Nah, that doesn’t sound good” or “Hmmm, maybe that will be interesting”. And many times, I am not really conscience that I am thinking in blog. I catch myself drifting to the world of blogland in mid-thought and frequently, it’s not at the best time.
I have found that I am distracted. I do not like being distracted. What I mean is that I am not present to the moment. Sometimes it’s okay like when I am driving alone in the car, but other times, it happens when my 9 year old is telling me how her day was, or when I am in church, or when I should be asleep and I am laying in bed…thinking, thinking, thinking in blog. I haven’t gotten to the point where I am holding my head and yelling, “Make it stop!” but I sure would like some control over this.
Is there a remedy? Will this constant way of thinking die down and be a more relaxed experience as I get used to blogging? Should I post less frequently? For instance, should I only post one day a week, or every other week? Should I start several drafts or jot thoughts in a journal? Maybe I should have a cooking blog instead! Or all photography? All this thinking, thinking, thinking in blog.
For now, I think I will take a break. Thinking in blog is exhausting! Believe it or not, I have a life outside of blogging. Don’t get me wrong. I love blogging! And don’t worry, I will be back sooner than you think. Let’s say I’ll come up with something interesting the day after Easter, but don’t count on it. I need a rest from thinking, thinking, thinking in blog.
Do you think in blog?