I've got a bad case of writer's block and there seems to be no cure.
When I first started blogging I remember people asking me if I ever ran out of things to say. And I'd brag, "Nope! I got a lot to say! So very very much to say! So many topics so little time I shall never run out of the many things to say!"
Welp. Looks like I've run out. It took five posts for a week for two and a half years. Some 600 posts. Every thought I have ever had has now been released onto the internet.
Here's the thing. A lot of times I think I run out of things to say, but I invariably find something to write on within time. I've got a little routine for when I come to my blog ready to blog but with nothing to say. Here's what I do:
A) Read my favorite blogs for inspiration/ ideas of what to write on. If no idea comes then I
B) Look at gomi to see what other bloggers are complaining about. I'm not necessarily proud of this, but it is what it is. If no idea comes after this then I
C) Read posts that I wrote a year ago from the current week or month. If no idea comes then I
D) Look through pictures on my computer hoping that they will spark an idea or a story. If no idea comes after this then I
E) Get on facebook until I find something that someone somewhere is talking about that is interesting to me.
That's it. I've only been to E! Before I have always found something to write on by the time I get to E. But not today! Today I went all the way through E! Over and under and around A-E and I came up with nothing. I read blogs, I skimmed gomi, I read my old posts, I searched pictures, I wasted my life on facebook and it was all in vain! I've got no ideas.
I, BONNIE BLACKBURN LARSEN, DECLARE THAT ON THIS DAY, JANUARY 13, 2013, I OFFICIALLY HAVE NOTHING TO SAY.
(Oddly enough, that whole thing just reminded me of The Office episode where Michael Scott yells at the top of his lungs, "I DECLARE BANKRUPTCY!" Please tell me you've seen that episode. Gosh, that show was brilliant back in its hey day.)
Now would be the time when you tell me what you do when you have nothing to post about. Once upon a time I wrote a post on how I work around writer's block and how I make sure that I have something interesting to say every day. Which just shows that I've basically just been full of crock this whole time.
Because I officially have run out of things to say, I am having Melany take over for the rest of my shift. Trust me, this woman has many, many interesting things to say. She lives in Southern California, is a self proclaimed "groupie", and navigates for us the wonderful world of dating in Los Angeles. Her life is polar opposite of mine which might be why I enjoy reading her blog so much- it's like picking up some kind of foreign, fascinating novel. Take it away, Melany!
From Northern California originally, but moved to LA to work for William Morris, Irving Azoff, MTV, CAA and all the other big dogs (old men) in the music business (behind the scenes because I break car windows and make dogs bark when I try and sing). This was fantastic until I realized I was approaching 30 and still wanted to be a groupie in a rock band. So, I packed my things and relocated back to San Francisco where the freaks got weirder and my dating life nearly stopped because the guys were more interested in looking at each other than me. So, that brings me back to LA where I have started writing a blog and sharing my experiences with others who enjoy laughing at themselves, the harsh world, and of course, my stories. I have a lot to say in regards to guys and dating but since Bonnie has found a great “Ginger-man”, us single ladies will have to “keep on keepin’ on” in search of our “Ginger”.