What a writer needs

This has been the longest time I was out of blogging - no new post and no blog-walking. I know some of you may wonder why I haven't got any updates on my blog. I so wanted to post a new entry but found no sensible topic to talk about. I've had my several moments when the inspiration struck but thoughts were just drowned by urgent matters at hand - workload and deadlines. And when I had the chance to sit and finally put thoughts into writing, my mind would go blank. I was only seeing white spaces. I was trying hard to look for words to describe my intent of writing but just like a blind man, I felt like I was groping in the dark.

There will always be days that a writer needs an inspiration from one musing to another. Sometimes, that inspiration comes from unlikeliest situation. My main source of reflections are people around me, my past and daily experiences and some reads from inspirational books. But when an inspiration is suppressed without me acting upon it immediately, it eventually dies down and so is my enthusiasm of writing sometimes comes with it.

The reason why I started blogging was not only because I wanted to enhance my skills in writing and improve my vocabulary. It is more of an exercise of clarifying my mind of negative thoughts, focusing on positivity of every situations while extracting viewpoints and new ideas from my every reflection.

Whenever I sit down to write, I always ask myself the purpose of my writing. If someone reads it, will they get insights from it? Will they learn something new from reading it? After reading, will they also have their own reflection? Whenever I post some rantings, I don't feel any ounce of achievements from writing down my raves. That's not the kind of composition I wanted to accomplish. I wish to be a creative writer who never run out of ideas.

This is me ranting and I have came up with this post because of my current inability to write down thoughtful topic. But I hope that you also find this one informative.


RicAdeMus said...

I have that problem, I can't just sit and write. I need to have an inspiration. But if I get one when I am busy, I forget it and it is gone. I need to start writing ideas down so I don't lose them.

It is understandable that you have not been able to blog since starting the new job. That is stressful and dominates our thoughts for a time. I hope that is going well for you. =)

IamNoOne said...

@ RicAdeMus: you've got that problem? It never shows in your post and on how often you have new one coming :) Writing down ideas - i will have to borrow this strategy. Thanks for still following me.

RicAdeMus said...

As long as I'm blogging, I'll be following you!

Is your birthday coming up soon???

Weezer said...

Oh, my little friend. You are not alone with 'bloggers block'. If you were to go into some of my other followers' blogs you'd see that we all have it on occasion. I carry a pad with me to jot down ideas when I get them. I, too, get my inspirations from others, from things I read, or even just a photo in a magazine. The main thing is to keep at it. I find that when you're away from your blog that you lose the momentum to compose. And of course there are people like me who worry when you're not here.
Keep at it.
If nothing else, this post has prompted others to compare notes and give you some ideas. I've missed you, dear friend.

IamNoOne said...

@ Weezer: I often encounter this writers block. Apprehension and anxiety drains my energy and it burns my enthusiasm. Yes, I need to keep at it.

@ RicAdeMus: yes, very soon :) got something for me? You can send me some of diamonds you've mined (remember that post...).

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