First of all, if you don’t know what is “bogstipation” – that’s writer’s block for bloggers (source: The Giant Blogging Terms Glossary). These are the times when a blogger can’t think of anything to write about. Every blogger had at least one of those.
As you know, I’ve had one very recently. And here’s the little quiz for you. To make it easier, I’ll even make it a multiple choice.
Question: Is my blogstipation over?
4. All of the above.
Which one is it?
Seriously now, I’ve been thinking about the reasons that cause me to fall into blogstipation mood and I think I found at least one. You see, I like to keep things chronological in here. All posts are dated and backdated in the order I thought about them. And that’s not actually the problem in itself.
The problem arises with pictures. Sometimes I take a lot of pictures in one day. Usually this happens during some events or on special occasions. All those pictures have to be looked through, sorted out, postprocessed, and uploaded. And it takes a lot of time to do all that. But I want pictures to be posted with the date they were taken on. And this suspends me.
I don’t want to write a few posts today, and then add another post backdated with yesterday. That’s non-sense. The post with the pictures will just get burried in the archives without anyone seeing it. So, what I do is pause all my bloggin activity until all the pictures are ready. Sometimes that takes a really long time – like a two or three days. And when I come back to blogging after those two or three days, with five or ten posts in my head, I just don’t feel like doing all that work. So, I avoid blogging. But that doesn’t solve any problems. Because the more I stay away, the more posts I have to write later.
Finally, one fo the two things happens. Either I throw away a dozen or two of posts, or I sit down and do all the work. Sometimes in more than one sitting.
Now, all I have to do is force myself to blog earlier than later. And I’ll try to blog more in times when I don’t shoot any pictures. Maybe this way, my mind will get unloaded more often, and will rest at those rare times that I have to process images.
Anyway, I identified the problem. Now I have to work out the solution. That’ll probably take some time, but that’s the easy part.
Do you have any ideas or suggestions on the matter?