I’ll be honest, I’m hoping no one reads this post today. Okay, I always try to be honest, so that’s a bit of a silly thing to say, but I really, really would prefer to just stay in hiding.
Except that when I’m in hiding, I keep telling myself how much I’d love to be blogging again.
Blogging about things that interest me, about things that I’ve encountered during the day, about things that I think (hope) other people might be interested in.
But, I get up every day, and I still don’t write.
It’s not that I don’t have anything to say. In fact, I have over 80 drafts stored right here on this blog that could be polished up, have an image added to, and posted anytime. And another 63 on my hobby blog. But, that’s not the type of writing I’m craving.
Those kinds of posts are fantastic when you’re already in the blog posting groove. But if you look back at “recent posts” here at loraleehutton.com, you’ll see that I’ve had a pretty long dry spell. Most of last year, in fact. And I think I know why.
I think I’ve lost my voice (my writing voice, that is)
I’m not sure what people want / need to hear anymore. And, I’m not really sure I know what I love writing about anymore.
I do know that I still love helping people in live challenges (like the most recent 5 day challenge, and the 14 Day Product Challenge), and I loved answering email support questions for 6 months this past winter, but beyond those 2 things, I’m not really confident where I fit into the picture.
So, today is a bit of an experiment for me. Like I said, I’m hoping that no one will read it, and that I can come back here again tomorrow, and write a little bit more.
And again, the day after, until (hopefully) I uncover the thing that’s been blocking me from doing the one thing I absolutely used to love – writing here on this blog.
For today, my ‘assignment’ for today is to simply post something – even if it’s less than 500 words. Even if it has no meaningful purpose (other than to get me out of a dry spell) and especially if no one ever sees it.