First, I am suffering from a terrible case of writer's block. I would sit and stare at the blinking cursor with nothing to say or comment on. I ripped up my list of brainstormed backup content ideas because I didn't like any of them. I can't escape the feeling that I need a niche for my blog.
Speaking of the blog, there are other things bothering me. It takes a lot of time and effort to keep up with it (and to leave comments on other blogs, which I consider part of the territory of blogging). It seems like a lot of energy for 11 readers. Those 11 readers mean a lot to me but with the sense of being overwhelmed that I was feeling, it just didn't seem worth it. I will have even less time in the next few weeks as the fall semester starts and things ramp back up at work.
I was also overcome this week with a sense of wanting to hide. I felt like I didn't want anyone else to read my writing. This wasn't just about the blog. I also got to thinking about Twitter and Facebook, as well as the LiveJournal I used to keep and my paper journals. I started to feel like I didn't want that stuff out there in the universe (or around my room, in the case of the journals), where others might seem them.
My Freelance Writing e-course starts next week and I am going away this weekend, so I think my goals for the week will be simply to keep up with yoga and my morning pages. I'm not sure I can handle much more than that at this point.
Any suggestions on how to get more followers and how to get good backup content would be appreciated!