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Blogger's Block

I don't know when I stopped blogging steadily. I could look it up, but I think it was around 2004, when I started to write for a living and got serious with my boyfriend (now husband). I'd started working at Rue Morgue, which you might assume would give me more to blog about, but - as a life blogger - it actually gave me much less. To wit, today I polished off a sidebar to a cover story (which I can't yet talk about) and stayed late to prep for my cover story interview (which I can't name) tomorrow morning.

I also started to worry about the much-dreaded sin of name-dropping, even though between Rue Morgue and Burning Effigy my entire life seemed to have horror locked squarely in its trajectory, so it was not really any surprise that I made a few friends in the biz along the way. The fact that it made me feel weird that I felt weird about mentioning them was just too weird to try to wrap my head around. Providing yet another dichotomy for the life blogger I once was.

Then came the third. A partner who doesn't use the internet to socialize (i.e. has a Facebook page because everyone else does, but only logs in sporadically, or when he can't reach someone by phone). It went without saying that I would not bring his life (nor the inner workings of our relationship) into the public spotlight, as that's not the life we chose to lead.

And lastly, I found myself working a job where I was getting the opportunity to develop my craft as a writer - and I was getting to write about the genre I loved, to boot. And if I was writing about it there, there was just no point in writing about it here.

So, simply put, I ran out of stuff to talk about.

As I'm sitting here writing this, I'm wondering if I'm crazy to think that this latest stab at blogging is even remotely a good idea.

I guess some conversations are made to be awkward. And we'll find out.


(cross-posted from DeathOfCool.org)

Comments

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nick_kaufmann
Nov. 16th, 2010 02:44 am (UTC)
I for one am happy to see you back at it!
sirreal13
Nov. 16th, 2010 03:45 am (UTC)
Thanks for the Drive-By ;)
I was really glad to see your familar visage/icon as I log in from 2.5 hours from home. If I had a writing job, the last thing I would want to do is spend more keyboard time catalogging my life in my non-existent free time. Thanks for the blog, though...

I was reminded of you recently at Psycho Suzi's Tiki Bar in Minneapolis. There was a woman there with her BF who had just turned 31 the night before. I swear she could pass for your sister or cousin.

The book I'm currently reading fits right in your genre: Vampire Cabbie by Fred Schepartz (Literary Road, 2007). It's true to the genre, but a little tongue in cheek and rife with typos. Highly recommended, but not in the league of whoever you interviewed.

http://www.literaryroad.com/product.php?ISBN_num=193403736

Cheers,
...Your former ihaveasecret.com confidant, Mikhail
shadorunr
Nov. 16th, 2010 06:32 am (UTC)
Welcome back! Like nick_kaufmann, I'm glad to see that you've returned... even if only to say a quick "Hello."

As far as your having "nothing to say," I'm sure that you've had plenty to say in your other outlets and that trying to find "just one more thing to type about" just wasn't in the cards at the time. (And, given that you've been busy elsewhere, I'm going to take it that things have been going well for you.)

Continued success and good luck to you!
Namaste!
daruba
Nov. 17th, 2010 10:13 pm (UTC)
2004 was about the same year i ran out of constructive things to say...
00goddess
Feb. 18th, 2011 11:25 am (UTC)
I am so happy to see posts from you again! I have come periodically to check over the last year-plus. I have always thought of you fondly and I hope everything is well, and that you will blog more :)
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