Writer's Block, My Worst Enemy

Monday, February 5, 2018


If you've noticed, there has been a severe lack of actual content on this blog. I mean, posts are still going up and there are words attached to said posts but it's all been a bit blah. It seems when I get one part of my blog under control–in this case, the photos–something else decides that it doesn't want to cooperate. That something else is my brain and my fingertips and really anything that goes into typing out the copy to accompany my pictures. I just can't get my thoughts to untwist and form actual coherent sentences and ideas. I can't even get incoherent thoughts in my head, to be quite honest. It's just a big hollow void of emptiness up in my brain right now, I'm convinced. 

I've dealt with writer's block a thousand times before. Most of the time it surrounds the original writing that I do, sometimes with the articles I used to have to write for the newspapers, but I haven't struggled as much with it in regards to my blog. But alas, it was bound to happen and I think it's hit me pretty hard. Whenever I go to fill out my content calendar for the week or the next, I feel like I'm turning the wheels in my brain so hard that I swear they're going to catch on fire somehow. And then I still just end up with nothing because, well, simply put: I don't know what I want to talk about or what I can talk about.

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It was easy to make posts when I was in college. I relied pretty heavily on college-based content while I was still in school, even for quite a few months afterwards because it was all I knew. It made sense, really. It was what I was doing and trying to succeed at, so talking about it and sharing my tips through my point of view was seamless and didn't require as much mental energy as other posts would. Content is just easier to plan and write out when you have things going on. 

I, unfortunately, am not a never-ending well of information and fun tidbits that somehow double as both relatable and inspirational. So when it comes to planning out content now, I just fear that I'm being too mundane or that I've already talked about something before or even a dozen times before. I don't want to sound like a broken record, but I also don't want posts to seem like streams of consciousness with no point at all to them. But that's where my writer's block takes me, even if it's not what I want to be doing.


I just wanted to be honest about where my mind has been. I know there are things to talk about deep down in the little brain of mine, I think I just might have to try a bit harder to sort through my thoughts. There are things to talk about, just perhaps things that I'm not comfortable with discussing at large on the internet. I just have to find that middle ground, that happy medium between my racing thoughts and the little bits and pieces that I like to keep for myself. 

The nice thing about writer's block is that it's only temporary. I know this won't be forever, so I guess I'll just have to sit back, keep wracking my brain for ideas, and hope that some of them stick and aren't heaping piles of garbage. I just have to trust myself and my ideas which is kind of terrifying because the only people in my life that I trust are my dogs so...

Who knows, maybe this initial writer's block post will inspire a post in a few weeks about how to overcome your writer's block. The truth is, you never really know where inspiration could come from.


Sweater: Zara
Jeans: Levi's
Sneakers: Adidas
Jacket: J. Crew
Hat: Epoch


2 comments

  1. I totally feel you on having writer's block! I struggle a lot when it comes to figuring out what words should accompany my pictures.
    On a sartorial note, I love your look! I have the same coat (in a darker tan color though) and this is definitely inspo on how to style it!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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    1. It's always nice to know I'm not alone in this! That is always my biggest issue too. Shooting the outfits is really fun but for the most part, I don't have any "theme" or reason why besides me just liking the outfit so I always struggle with what to go with it that isn't just "Hi! This is what I'm wearing!" even if that's what I want to say most of the time hahaha.

      The J.Crew coat is SO nice, I always recommend it to people looking for a new winter coat that is good quality. It's super fun to dress down with a pair of jeans too, that's how I've been wearing it for the past four months or so! :)

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