Friday, January 29, 2010

I feel like I'm forgetting something...

Oh, yeah. I forgot to blog.

I wish I could tell you I have a fabulously interesting reason for not blogging. I would love to tell you that my world travels and charity work have interfered or that I've been putting the finishing touches on my secret novel, but the reason is much more mundane than that. The reason is that I have no reason.

Since I've been out of work the past month, my life has been very relaxed. I spend a lot of time puttering around the house and visiting the grand-fabulous Ava. Perhaps being so relaxed has also doused the flame of inspiration to write about every silly thing that pops into Laurie's Brain. Lately, when I think about blogging something, my follow-up thought is, "Nah. Nobody cares about that." Yet, when I look back at previous posts, there are plenty of posts about things that nobody cares about. Never stopped me before.

Along with lack of interest in my own thoughts, I tend to agree with my blogging friend Lorna and must place some of the blame on Facebook. In the past when thoughts popped into my head, I would do a blog post to clear out the cobwebs clinging to the corners of my brain. Now, I do a Facebook post and discuss the topic in real time with my friends and family. For example, last night I had a sudden urge to poll my friends on the riveting topic of: "2010: twenty-ten or two thousand ten?" Fascinating stuff. Thirty or forty comments later, the subject was exhausted and I no longer had the urge to blog about it.

I received an e-mail from a friend this morning who was concerned about my lack of blog posts over the last week and a half. Since most of you use my little blog as a barometer of Laurie's Brain health and Laurie's Mood status, I promise to pop in here more often.

Thanks for checking on me.


Lorna said...

Inspiration is a bitch!!!

Chef Bill said...

I, too, have found Facebook to be a sieve for my creativity. I'm trying to compartmentalize my expression now (certain kinds for blogging, others for Facebook). We'll see how it goes.

LoryKC said...

Facebook keeps sucking me in, too! I am on the computer even more but getting less writing done and far less blogging--too busy changing my profile pic, etc!
Great to have you back!