I don't know about all of you out there, but in my life, just like seasons in the world, I go through various repeating phases.
For example, I go through periods where I'm not very creative. Not writer's block or anything like that, just that the ideas aren't flowing. I'm taking in more than I'm putting out.
Other times, I have little scraps of paper, usually post-it notes, filling my pockets with ideas for stuff to write. Only problem with having a blog is that the days just keep on rolling by. And eventually, all my little scraps of paper and notes turn into blog posts and I find myself like this morning, with nothing.
Work is kind of intense for me right now, and that drags on my creativity and desire to write, because my mind is always working on ways to get different things done at work.
It just hit me as I write this, that one thing that has worked for me in the past was to sit and brainstorm for ideas, which usually results in at least a few post ideas, but again, as I sit here this morning I don't have any cool memories or political rants that I want to write down.
When I get in this type of mood, I tend to think of these periods as ones wherein I just absorb. I'm having to learn new things all the time for work, and eventually I get so wrapped up in that, that my "background processor" which usually taps me on the shoulder with cool post ideas, is being used to wrestle with solutions for issues at work.
So I'm in one of those modes, and probably will be for a couple or few weeks where I have to take stuff in and not much comes out. Like stoking the furnace I guess.
I hope this makes sense. It's really an explanation of why I might just be posting photos for a few days, or even a week or two. If I can brainstorm a few ideas, I'll certainly write some posts, but until then, I'm just warning y'all that the stories and actual thought is going to be kinda thin here for a little while.
Do any of you understand and have this happen to you too? I go through cycles where I read everything I can get my hands on, and also periods where I don't read anything unless I have to for work, and that's usually a data sheet for a gate array, or a RAM chip, or a single board computer; not exactly things that spark the muse.
Then I'll go through periods where I work the local librarians hard, because I'm blasting through books faster than they can check 'em in and out for me.
Heck, I even told a friend that I would read his unpublished novel a couple of months ago, and I still haven't finished that, nor writing up my thoughts on it.
I went to the library last Thursday to pay a small fine and to see if anything there looked interesting enough to check out, and saw that I hadn't read any library books since October of 2006. That's the longest I've gone without library books in recent memory.
I'm going to try to put some thoughtful posts on here, but if you come back day after day, be warned that you might be getting photos for a while.
I'm just in a mood right now, with not much being produced, at least as far as writing is concerned. Plus, I want to finish Nate's book and get back to him on that, I'm embarrassed that I've taken this long to help a friend.
That's my stab at an explanation. I hope yoose guys understand.
But hey, enjoy the pictures! And I'll try to surprise you with written posts as much as I can, OK?
Here's a couple of photos to get things started.
Someone had this flying on their sailboat at a local marina.
I'm feeling kinda like this old trap this morning, rusty and crusty.
Yesterday, I posted a photo of me laying on the couch, with Angel and Rosie sitting on me. This is a photo of Spike, the black poodle in the front, and Lilly, our other two spoiled rotten dogs.