Why I’m hitting a bloggers wall

 
I have been suffering with bloggers block for months and months.  I just can’t seem to climb over that big brick wall that’s cemented itself in front of me. Why?There’s a number of reasons. Probably too many to list on this particular post. But, you know what? I’ll give it a go:

1. I’m getting married in 3 weeks to this day. Any free time I have between now and then is literally filled with pre marital errands. My wife to be, is currently a bubbling pot of firey stress lava ready to errupt and explode any minute. I don’t protest.

2. We go on our honey moon 2 days after the wedding. See above.

3. My 18 month old son has entered the terrible two’s early. If I’m finished with all my pre marital and honeymoon chores, my son ensures that any ounce of free time I have is filled with chasing him around the house, cleaning, tidying, games, more tidying, games, playing, more cleaning and watching Toy Story on a continuous loop!

4. I have a full time job. Like most of you out there, I’d rather be writing for a living, but reality says otherwise. I have to go out and face the grind on a daily basis, if I want to feed my family, that is!

5. I’m exhausted! My prime time for doing any writing or blogging would be a few hours before bed when the house is quiet and calm. Lately though, with everything that’s been going on, we’re giving it big Z’s soon after the miniature monster goes to bed!

6. Am I just out of ideas? Hundreds of posts and likes, and thousands of views later, has my blogging fire just naturally extinguished? 

Excuse me folks, I’m heading out to try and scale this hideous wall. Again!

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This is NOT a drill!

 
You hear that, people?

That’s the fire alarm! You know, it could potentially mean the building is burning down around us. We could all be trapped and sent to our toasted graves.

No, you CANNOT continue your shopping.

No, you CANNOT “just quickly pay for your vagisil”

No, you CANNOT take your trolley full of unpaid shopping outside and wait for the fire brigade.

No, you CANNOT quickly finish your coffee.

Please stop pretending to be ignorant. If you do not understand the sound of a fire alarm, then I’m sorry, you should not be out on your own.

I don’t care if you’ve only popped in quickly for one item.

And for the love of God, people, use the nearest fire exit! Why are you walking the whole length of the building to walk out of the exit door?

Ladies & gentleman, this is NOT a drill!

Dear Smokers; A #Bloggers plea


If you choose to smoke, I have no problem. I have never smoked, nor have I had the inclination to damage my health to the point that it will one day kill me. I have neither had the wish to walk around stinking like a walking ashtray and killing small animals if I happen to breathe in their direction.

Please stop standing around entrances to public places in groups where I have to battle my way through and inhale 60 cigarettes in the process. It defeats the purpose to the smoking ban!

Please stop pleading ignorance and selfishly striking up a cigarette in public places that happen to be outdoors (ie. Garden centres, outdoor swimming areas) they are still public and still subject to the smoking ban. You walked through an indoor building to get to them!

I cannot stand selfishness and / or ignorance.

Thank you,

-ABB

Help needed! WordPress has perplexed me

  
While looking at my blog stat reports, the number of followers differs from the amount shown on my blog website (Join *** other followers).

Now, we’re not just talking a few, there’s a difference of almost 150 followers. 150 MORE reported on on my blog webpage compared to the number reported on my stats page. 

I Know that some followers signed up by email, rather than click following, but I’m not sure if this affects the stats ability to report.
Can anybody who has ever come across this on WordPress please shine some light?
Thank you in advance,
-ABB

Where to find Blog ideas

Writers-block

I don’t know.  Where do you find them?  I’m sure we can all relate to that burning desire of wanting to blog, but you hit a big brick wall.  Sometimes it literally just comes to you when you’re driving, working, feeding the baby or scratching your ass.  The truth is, there is no answer to finding blog ideas.  We can utilise ideas from fellow bloggers, write about something or somebody who really got on your wick today, why wouldn’t the baby stop crying, why is your boss such a tool or why did the paint take so long to dry in my bedroom?

Some will win, some will fail.  But, thats the nature of the blogging beast, isn’t it?

I’ve hit something of a dry spell recently.  Ideas for blogs have been few and far between.

So, I thought, I’ll write a blog about how I don’t have any ideas for blogging.  Hmmm, hardly going to set the WordPress App alight.  I then thought I’d compile a list from my top five blogging ideas data banks.

1. Interactions with extremely annoying, rude or obnoxious people.

See That really gets my goat: Ignorant idiots or 10 reasons why I really don’t like you!

2. Success with something I really have an interest in and wish to share.

See 13 Top tips to becoming a successful writer

3. A great days blogging

See 100 and counting and 500 and counting

4. Blogging dry spells

See My blog is dead

5. My love of creative writing

See Fiction posts

Where do you find your blogging and article ideas? I am genuinely interested in what makes the rest of the blogging world tick.  Please comment below.