I’ve got to stop thinking about my audience, if I even have one. I can’t concentrate when I do that. I can’t even write a post when I think about what somebody else might think when they read it. It takes me forever just to get out a sentence. And no, I’m not complaining. I just know that I have to have a different strategy than a lot of other people.
It doesn’t work for me to sit around all the time thinking about what other people want me to write about. Or what other people are expecting out of this blog. I just need to keep thinking about my own personal goals, what I want to get out of this blog, and I’ll be able to write the way I want to.
For instance, what was it that I was going to blog about today? I was going to write about how I was thinking about blogging on someone else’s site. But then, I like to let other people do their own thing. I don’t want to go over to a website that’s got a good thing going, and somehow be responsible for messing it up. I feel like that a lot, though. Anyway, I like the freedom involved in blogging for myself. Without any real guidelines for creating content, I’m pretty much free to do whatever I want. I don’t want to conform to reading the news and giving my opinion of it. I want to write about whatever comes to mind.
Writer’s block is a heck of a thing to get over. And a lot of that has to do with considering the audience. I could take into consideration what other people might want me to blog about, come up with a plan, and then blog about it. That sounds like a lot of fun. Really it does. But, if I do that, then it’s not really my blog anymore. It’s a community blog. Not that that’s a bad thing, but it’s not what I had in mind. At least, not yet anyway. But then, maybe I should at least come up with some sort of a plan before I start scribbling away on the keyboard. This blog post really doesn’t even come close to the five paragraph essay method. Good thing for me, it doesn’t have to. It’s really like learning to run. You start out with walking, then you move on to jogging, and, sooner or later, you realize that you’re running. Well, I’ve started a blog, made a few posts, and maybe some day, I’ll have something going. I’m hoping that, by starting out with just writing stuff down, that it will eventually manifest into something more clear-cut.
I blame my last English teacher for the difficulties I have in coming up with something to write about. He got so hung up on whether or not things were grammatically correct, that there was very little time left for creativity. Then again, it could just be me complaining again. Did I put that comma in the right place? I don’t know. I’ll have to check.