This week felt like my first real brain dump. It’s been hard to let go of my writing. A lot harder than when I used to do this. So I’m thinking maybe this exercise is a good one for me. When I wrote this entry, I started in one direction and felt like my fingers carried me where they needed to go. Hope the same goes for you today!
Here’s my 5 minute brain dump…
I seriously have lost my blogging mojo. I mean, where does it go? I’ve been writing here for well over 5 years. FIVE YEARS. And in that time, I have actually found myself writing a story only to find out I’VE ALREADY WRITTEN ABOUT IT. Sometimes, that’s okay. Time gives you a different perspective. And chances are, if I wrote it 5 years ago, the same 12 people that read my blog then probably aren’t still reading it now.
But sometimes I wonder… have I run out of things to say? I haven’t made a video in weeks. I used to love that, no matter how much time and effort editing takes. Truth be told I have so much video sitting on my hard drive that simply needs to be edited. And I just don’t do it because I worry my creative mojo has disappeared.
So it’s the content, it’s the writing, it’s the video. And I certainly do plenty of sponsored posts these days but I really do it for a good reason. Well, okay, two good reasons. The money is always nice, right? But mostly, it’s a writing prompt. It’s a spark that makes me think of memories from the past (duh, that’s where memories come from) or it inspires new thoughts that I can’t seem to unlock.
One thing, though, that I’ve figured out is that I need to be inspired to write and sitting in my house – no matter how hard I’m working – is NOT inspiring. I need to get out there. I need to travel, take day trips, try new foods, dye my hair, drive fast, go hiking, run a race I’ll never finish, or something to get me moving physically. Because when my body is moving physically, it’s like it unlocks my brain and the thoughts and ideas just start flowing.