No post today?

“No post today” queried my friend in a small blinking window in one corner of my screen. “No mood.” I replied. It is true. After months of motivating myself to write at least five times a week, I feel like I am hitting the wall. The past couple of weeks I have had to push myself extra hard.

I long for the days when I would either wake up or drive to work with ideas brimming in my head. My life as I saw it was a series of blog-able moments. I can’t say my weekend was uneventful. While it was not the kind that begged itself to be written online, it was quite unlike most other weekends too. I worked for perhaps the second weekend after I started working in the US. I realized I enjoyed feeling important. Knowing what I did caused an impact on other people’s lives gave me a cheap thrill. I enjoyed leaning back on the recliner laptop perched on my legs ordering K around. That apart, I can’t think of anything to write about.

I remember reading on some blog “If you have nothing to say. Don’t say it.” I quite liked that thought. With that, I want to take a break. Till I can find something that urges me to write. May be a day. May be a week. Till then. Ciao.

10 comments

  1. I totally agree with your “If you don’t have anything to say, don’t say it” attitude – I strongly believe in that. Reminds me of what UL told me once “blogging without pressure” and I love it. Having said that, on a selfish note may I add, I do hope that you have something to say sooner than later πŸ™‚

  2. Laksh,

    I agree with A-kay on your taking a break πŸ™‚ But please come back soon, and come back with renewed vigour. I will get serious withdrawal symptoms otherwise πŸ™‚

    Lakshmi

  3. With people like me forever awarding myself un-deserved breaks, you are definitely worth of one! Enjoy your break – just because we don’t see the blog being updated doesn’t mean that we aren’t thinking of you πŸ™‚

  4. ‘Have break, have a kit-kat’ remember that old commercial. You are occupied with studies too apart from full time job.But I am selfish too, hope to see you back soon with all the vigor. Just in case you enjoy the cheap thrills like you mentioned ‘feeling important and making impact on people’s lives’, let me tell you that many of your posts have an impact on me. see you in a bit then:)Laksh!
    shy

  5. I can understand what you are saying. I guess too much of anything is not good. I also went through that phase for 3 weeks last month. Actually I got sick (had to go to ER) during Deepavali after a lot of baking for Arjun’s school and with the Deepavali presentation in his school etc. After quite sometime I started baking only yesterday and from here on I’m also thinking to slow it down. I feel what started as an hobby as taken most of my time now.

  6. @Akay: Blogging without obligation. I love the concept too. Just that I feel obligated to myself rather than someone else.
    @Lakshmi: Never really did go away. But it sure was a wake up call for me. One of these days I will take a real break.
    @Mitr: I guess I jinxed myself πŸ™‚
    @Bavani: Gotta catch up on your blog. Haven’t blog hopped in a while. Bad, Bad me.
    @Shy: Am back Shy πŸ™‚ Never really went away. As an aside. I LOVE kitkat πŸ™‚
    @Rupa: Hope to see you back in action too. Did you start the other blog you wanted to? The one on arts and handicrafts?
    @naan: New yes. Thought provoking – not quite sure πŸ™‚
    @Madhuram: I hope you are better now. Been catching your posts on reader. today’s cranberry cake made my mouth water!

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