My Writers Block
Guess who’s back ....nanana
And Then I Quit
After six years of not writing anything and deleting all my blogs and videos, I’ve decided to return. I became discouraged after some negative feedback on my topics and content. I realize now although the feedback wasn’t creative by any means, it was honest criticism and feedback nonetheless. I wish I had sucked it up and carried on, instead of abandoning my writing altogether. Even my videos were deleted.
One of the main reasons I quit was the condemnation from one individual in particular. Someone close to me we’ll call anonymous, suggested that my writing was a huge waste of my time and nothing good could ever come of it. All I had were pennies on my Google report to back my case. After the occasional argument with anonymous and a growing lack of aspiration, one day I quit and deleted everything. There was no going back.
Now remarkably enough, years later anonymous took back what they said and encouraged me to pursue my writing again. I still feel self conscious as I know my spelling isn’t the best and my topics are not bigger and brighter than anyone else’s. I'm just a regular guy, with an average intelligence, with ordinary ideas and I know there are millions of others doing the exact same thing. It’s hard to believe that anyone will read my blogs.
As I’m putting this together thinking of topics and dealing with self-doubt, a big part of me wants to erase what I’ve written and find a different hobby. No, Instead I’m giving it a good shot and this time I’m not going to let anyone dispirit me. I feel a little more confident this time than when I started blogging 6 years ago and I’m off to a better start, as I already have 16 followers on hubpages. So here we go, up up and away!
You can’t think yourself out of a writing block; you have to write yourself out of a thinking block. ~John Rogers
Writer’s block doesn’t exist…lack of imagination does. ~Cyrese Covelli
Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts. You need to start somewhere ~Anne Lamott
Inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy. ~ Pyotr Tchaikovsky
When in doubt, have a man come through the door with a gun in his hand. ~ Raymond Chandler
To The Future & Beyond
Just as before my topics will be off the wall and all over the place. Since all my past hubs have been deleted and there is no way to recover them, I will have to start from scratch. Having a clean slate may not be such a bad thing. There were a few hubs that I’m not proud of and some topics that should probably remain deleted. Don’t get me wrong, there was nothing inappropriate or weird, I just feel I've matured a lot in the last six years and my interests and outlook on life have changed. I finally discovered I wasn’t a teenager somewhere around 30 years old.
So my plan is to write about my family, my life as a stay at home dad and my hobbies. I may also throw in some politics and religion to spice it up. Maybe some flat earth theory! I have nothing to do during the day now that the kids are all in school so I plan on spending a lot of time on here. I just realized the summary on my profile is outdated and that will be the first thing I’ll work on. I look forward to seeing you in the comment section, reconnecting with old friends and meeting new ones. Thanks for reading.
Five tips to overcoming writers block:
- Diet! Carbs will drag you down. Potato chips and donuts do not make a good writer. Fruits and vegetables do!
- Exercise! Walk Jog or Go for a swim. Getting the blood flowing may get your creative juices flowing.
- Write write write! Keep writing regardless. Even if what your writing is garbage cary on relentlessly. Freewrite.
- Change of scenery! Even if its just writing in another room change your location.
- Music! Listening to some good music. Maybe try some Jazz or Classical.
A Week Later
It’s been a week since my return to hubpages and I’ve written 8 hubs, 7 which are featured. I've decided because of the short length and low rating of this hub I could make an addition and some improvements. I’d like to share some of my new hubs as well as add a few videos. I am slowly but steadily getting back into the grove of writing. Hubpages has changed a bit since I joined 6 years ago and my recollection on how to use the sight was fuzzy. Now that I’ve spent a week playing with the buttons and getting back in the swing of things I feel more confident my writing here will be successful.
5 Of My Hubs
- Don’t Get Ripped Off Buying Replicas Online.
I will share some tips on buying designer inspired clothes online. Years ago I began buying clothes from China. The more I purchased the less I’d pay so I began buying them for friends and family.
- Steelhead Fishing on the Skeena River
Every year my family takes a trip to Hazelton, BC, where I catch coho, chinook, sockeye, and steelhead. My wife is from the Gitxan Nation, whose name means people of the Skeena River.
- Foraging For Fun
If you love nature and spending time outdoors this is the hobby for you. I’m looking forward to sharing some of the foraging I do and the hikes my children & I go on.
- Christians Prepare For The End
The holly spirit within us leads us to obey God. Those who won’t try to obey God, are not filled with the spirit of Christ. We’re not perfect but we are persistent.
- Victim Blaming
When others are suffering what are some contributing factors that cause people to lash out at a Victim? What triggers people to be judgmental & indifferent to others who are in crisis situations?