You often hear me reference the “good ole days” of blogging. For me, it was 2010, sitting at a job where my bosses didn’t know their ass from their elbows. You don’t need me to rehash how much I love those times, and how great those days were.
This post isn’t about that.
What I WILL talk about are the friendships that followed, Twitter conversations and get togethers. The people I knew from the bigger blogs became my friends, then they became my family. Some of them wanted to be a part of the world and started blogs too.
Then they stopped writing.
If the bigger blogs are like a great big family, then the smaller ones are like that family eating around the dinner table, discussing their day.
And I feel like I’ve been eating alone. Eating alone like that breeds discontent!?
I understand life gets in the way. The daily grind makes sitting in front of a computer the last thing you want to do. I’m not gonna lie, if I wasn’t trying to make this a career, I would write when I felt like it. Things change, things that were important once don’t matter so much now. I’m assuming you started your blog because you felt you had something to say. The magical question is:
Why did you go quiet??
Why did you let these days come and go and figure you had nothing to say? I KNOW things have been happening, because I see you getting it out on the Twitter. But if I updated my blogroll, I would have MAYBE 3 blogs left that wrote posts in the last 2 months. (It’s 1:45am and I’m not going to go and verify this fact. My computer can’t handle it) And in the immortal words of Kenan Thompson, “WHAT’S UP WITH THAT!?!?”
So here is YOUR challenge:
Write something. It’s just that simple. It can be anything. You can write about how much you’ve come to despise writing. You can say that writing has become a chore, but you won’t let your blog go because__________ (fill in the blank).
What’s a lesson that keeps slapping you in the face? What’s the ONE thing you wish you could change? What’s something you’ve never learned to accept? Your whole post can be a shout out to the Twitter people that “get you.” Just write.
I’m halfway sure that many of you don’t even remember your login so this might be difficult. But honestly, we let the trolls take over on the big sites and the small blogs have shut down. One by one, like the lights in my Target at 10:59.
(That last sentence makes A LOT of sense if you’re in Target 1 minute before they close)
I miss YOU! It doesn’t have to be an 800 word count post, but I can’t imagine that you would have NOTHING to say anymore. There’s a thought and a voice that’s only yours and I miss it.
I’m still here. Still writing. I look around and in every way, I feel like I’m writing by myself. Even though tonight’s mission for greatness only succeeded in getting me some Sonic tots and a slushie (WIN!) I’m still trying. Just in case you’re wondering, no, I don’t need company in order to write. It’s just….. company makes the task a little bit more bearable.
I hope you take me up on this challenge. Show your blog some love and write something. And as long as I see the link, I’ll read each and every one of the posts. And not just “favorite” it for later and not read it. I will read it. Rest assured, you will have at least one comment.
What have you been wanting to say for a while now? Go ahead and get it out..
I love everything about the way YOU write…
Peace and Love, Nick
For those that don’t have blogs, I love you too…. and thanks for reading mine…