“I love to talk about nothing. It’s the only thing I know anything about.”
It’s true what they say – you can find anything on the web! I was trying to decide on a subject to blog about this week, but all I had circling in my brain was the echoing sound of bored crickets. Nary an idea surfaced. I blame it on the cold weather. It isn’t much fun sitting at a day job with a blanket across my knees because it is cold in the office. It tends to stifle creativity. Just sayin’.
So, I blew on my cold fingers to get them to do more than look like frozen claws and did a search to see what ideas I could find. Imagine my delight when pages of blog subjects were suddenly available and then imagine my consternation when I actually read some of those ideas! There was the usual stuff – you know, diets and exercise (yawn) But, there was also ghost-hunting and Hamburgers. Seriously! Ghost-hunting. Too bad I don’t know anything about it because it might be fun to write about. Hamburgers – not so much. Really, what is there to say about hamburger that hasn’t already been said?
Of course, if I really wanted to be creative I could tackle the subject of how to write a best seller. Trouble is, I don’t know the secret handshake yet. I am assuming there is one because otherwise writing a best seller is like hitting the winning lottery numbers, random and inexplicable.
If I was truly desperate I could write a letter to my sixteen year old self and give her some life altering advice. Nah, teenagers never listen, so why go to all that effort? Besides, if I altered my sixteen year old self with pithy advice then I wouldn’t be the same me here and now, right? It boggles my mind just to consider the ramifications.
After scanning long lists and being alternately amused and horrified I did hit upon the one subject I think I can manage really well. As a matter-of-fact after reading what I have written, I consider this blog post to be exactly right. What was the blog subject you ask… Brain dump. What’s on your mind right now.
Now aren’t you sorry you asked ? 🙂
Haha! I’m forever thinking I wish I had something more to say. At least, when I say it, it’s usually without typos or bad grammar (I hope!).
Hi Gemma! I always worry about bad grammar and typos. I really hate it when I think I have it right and then after it is published find a mistake 😦
While the problem of having nothing to say is an all too familiar one, the line in your post that most resonates with me is the bit about your advice to your 16 year old self. A friend and I were just talking about that very thing, and we both had the same advice for ourselves: Don’t worry what other people think of you–be yourself. As sixteen year olds we wasted far too much time worrying about this, and we both wondered what more we could have accomplished and experienced had we not wasted that precious time and energy.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts on having something important to say. Now, to find a topic for MY next blog post…(she scratches her head)
Hi Monica! It was fun to ramble on in my post and I truly was amazed that there are actually lists available to blog about. As a 16 year old I was shy and reserved. I was always the one standing back observing everything. As an adult I have learned to put myself out there more, but it is never comfortable for me. I guess there are some things I just never out grew *sigh* Good luck with your next blog post – I can’t wait to read it 🙂