If it was a color, blogger fatigue would be mustard yellow and it would be caked on to the countertop like a booger.
You stare at it. Ponder it. Consider your options. You could walk away. Leave it for someone else, but in the end, you’re compelled to scrape it off with the nail of the middle finger of your right hand. (Or the other, if you’re a leftie.) Then, you use your thumb to extricate the pieces of blogger fatigue caught beneath the nail. You flick the hardened flakes into the sink — if you’re the kind of person who cares where boogers land. If not, you flick your blogger fatigue into the air where it floats down to the kitchen floor. You’re going to have to sweep it up anyway.
Blogger fatigue — by which I mean the temporary aversion to sharing any more inner thoughts, feelings, hopes, dreams, dream analyses, stream of consciousness poems about childhood shopping malls, lists of tomorrow’s tasks, casual references to cool things you’ve done or celebrated people you’ve met, tips for new moms, tips for old moms, tips for moms who wish they were lesbians, recipes with pretty Pinterest pictures, links to other bloggers whose interests I might share or not but who might link back to my blog and increase my traffic by two — is bringing me down. But not down enough to shut down. Not forever.
If there was a cure for blogger fatigue, it would be temporary, like sweatpants are a temporary relief for seasonal affective disorder. I promise, once my region of the world lights up again, I’ll return to wearing skinny jeans and telling you all about the time I touched Matt Dillon’s butt in the basement of a bar whose name I forget on the Lower East Side.
6 thoughts on “Blogger fatigue”
Thank G-d for impermanence.
I am in the midst of my own blogger fatigue – similar symptoms, perhaps a different color (more one of those indefinable beiges that offer little up to the landscape) 😉 See you when you return – renew well.
That’s why I don’t blog all the time. I have way more blogs on brilliant subjects that never get to print than blogs that do – because I think of them in the middle of ‘away from the laptop time’. And then I can’t be bothered. So I let fresh ones bubble up to the surface when I purposefully have a track to the writing table (or bed, or sofa) cut free from discarded toys/clothes/bottles of wine……
I have been noticing your quietness on the blog front. Hope you will be back.
You read my mind again. Or my soul, actually. Let’s go take a vacation together from blogging. We can sip fancy drinks with little umbrellas. While wearing sweatpants.
Another sure is fiction. Fun to just make things up sometimes.
I was both impressed and horrified by the booger analogy. Kudos. 😉