Are you experiencing the symptoms?
Or, do you have the full-blown disorder?
Has your #write31days feather turned a sad shade of blue?
Take heart you are not alone!
October is a writer’s high! #write31days is a blogger’s drug of choice! It’s a 31-day fix.
Write when your well is full.
Write when your well is half full.
Push through when it’s dry.
But, write you must. And, read, you must. And, comment, you must.
If you’re part of a write-31 community, you share a post, you read five, and you comment on five. You read the comments on your post. You reply to the comments on your post. If you get a comment from someone you haven’t read, you click on their link and read another blog and leave another comment.
It is crazy fun and adrenaline-pumping. Your daily stats go up (IF you have Google Analytics, which I don’t – WHAT?). Once in a while, a post might go viral and you are convinced this is it – you’re the next overnight blogging success – your Ann Voskamp moment has come! But the next day, not so much. Three days later the chart peaks again for daily hits. It is a 31-day wild merry-go-round ride.
Then IT happens. The calendar page turns over and you realize just how doggone tired you are. Worn out, if truth be told. You couldn’t design another graphic if your life depended on it. You can’t strike the keyboard to make two coherent sentences. Then, this weird defiant defense mechanism kicks in and you say, “No way, I am NOT going to write that Wednesday blog post – they can just read an old post, after all this genius is sucked dry.”
A week, or nine days pass and you’ve had at least 437 blog post ideas pass through your mind, yet, for some dumb reason you didn’t write one of them down so you sit at the keyboard and you ask if anyone else has what you have…
The Blogger’s Blues Disorder.
Anyone? My friend Tara definitely relates and calls it “withdrawal” – read about THAT right HERE!
…encourage one another, and build one another up, just as you are doing. 1 Thessalonians 5.11