WAHM Personal Diaries

Restore Unto me the Joy of Writing…

These past few days (or weeks, I guess), I noticed that I feel like not writing anymore. Or, let me say it this way: I feel like not blogging anymore. I don’t know how this happened, I don’t know why, but this is what I feel recently.

As far as I can remember, this blog was my online diary. Then I started getting blogging opportunities. These opportunities are something I never expected to come at all. And even though the monetary compensation from this blog isn’t huge compared to other bloggers, it’s still something I am so thankful for because I never thought of it back when I made this blog in 2011.

Then I met more and more bloggers and read more and more blogs. Some of these blogs are huge, the writers have already made names in the blogging industry. I don’t think mine could ever be like that.

There are times that I feel like I have so many ideas to write. And there are times like this that I just feel so empty. No matter what I do, I can’t think of anything to write. Let me rephrase that: maybe I have something in mind, that I like to write, but I feel like it won’t be helpful to anyone.

This isn’t the first time it happened to me. So I know this feeling will not last. I am not a writer in the first place, so to have a topic to write isn’t something that just pops up. And this is another reason why I think this is not for me because I feel like I will never excel in blogging. I may be overacting but sometimes I this is what I feel.

So I won’t force my mind (and my body) to do something it’s not willing to do in the first place, it might just be a waste of time. I will allow myself to rest and take the hiatus that it needs. And by the time it’s ready, I hope I’ll be able to write more without worrying about being not good enough. Just like before: just write because it’s part of me. And because it’s something that I love to do.

0 Replies to “Restore Unto me the Joy of Writing…”

  1. Dude, I really do feel that you don't feel like writing. It can be seen on the 6 paragraphs that you've made. Yeah, I guess you don't feel like writing anything…


    Such a fan! =)

  2. I feel you, it happened to me too. There are times that I don't want to blog anymore, I feel that no one would even care if I stop. But after 6 years, I'm still writing and blogging because I always go back to the reason why I started blogging. It is not to be popular and it is not to compete with anyone. I started my blog because I want to write and share.

    Just take a break and "Don't live to blog or blog to live but live then blog"

  3. It is nice to feel that now and you acknowledge it to happen to you. Because if you hold back on your emotion, you simply do not allow yourself to go through that feeling. And you cannot detach yourself if you are too busy not to acknowledge it. Enjoy the grief for a moment. Enjoy the confusion for a while. But be sure to know when to detach and be back on your old self. Tell yourself that "yes, I have experienced it. I now recognize how to feel that emotion. Now, Nilyn, you need to detach from that emotion and welcome other emotions to be felt."

    Good luck and all the best, bes.

  4. I think you only need to be on a blogging hiatus. I also feel the same way sometimes. One day I am full of ideas and fueled with passion, the next day I am just too tired and uninspired to write anything. I think most bloggers go through the blogging or writing blues at some point of pursuing this 'career'. But it's normal. They call it writer's block and sometimes, all you need is some rest, sis. Okay lang yan. Lilipas din yan. πŸ˜€ As for me naman, I wish I have more time to allot for writing kasi ang dami ko nang backlog. Hahaha

  5. Awww….I'm a writer by profession but I have not made a name for myself in the blogging industry either. I guess we all have different reasons why we write. Lately I've also stepped back from too many sponsored posts – though I still accept reviews for books/homeschooling materials and family products from time to time. πŸ˜‰ Yes, rest well, it's fine.

  6. Yes, don't force it. You'll be able to write and write well when the motivation is there. Happens to be every so often. It's always good to take a break. πŸ™‚

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