Do you ever have the issue of blog backlog? When there is so much to post you don’t know where to begin? Well it’s a good problem to have. Definitely better than dry spells. But I also like to write about places I just visited while it’s still fresh in my memory and not gone stale. I find that even if just a week passes and I don’t get to writing about it quickly, it feels not as exciting somehow. That excitement I felt is lost. Do you feel the same way too?
That’s when I go on a blog binge, and once I get into the rhythm I post quite a bit. I console myself that it makes up for the dry spells. Those uninspired moments when life catches up with you or when you’re just down with the sniffles and staring at the computer screen gives you a headache.
Also this is another first world problem (and not a real problem at all) but uploading photos when the internet is slow is such a pain. If you’re a fellow online writer, I think you can relate? Also it’s easier to take loads of pictures, then to download photos, edit photos, upload photos, write, rewrite, edit and publish.
And often the most meaningful posts I write are those without any photos. Moments when I just feel compelled to write about an issue I face or a confession I need to make. That’s when blogging is quite therapeutic although at the same time I feel quite self-conscious about those posts. Often I hesitate about whether I want to share such intimate details.
But all in all, I feel terribly lucky to be able to write and connect with people all over the world. I feel most fulfilled when someone out there feels that they have gained something from a post. Even if it’s just discovering a new coffee joint.
And thank you so much from the bottom of my heart if you’ve left a comment or read a post. Also to the kind souls who retweet my posts on twitter. Really do appreciate it.
I love the way you make me think and see and help me find my way around Singapore – and my own head 🙂
I was taught when studying journalism to always write an interview as soon as I got back from the interview itself, as the memory is freshest. That fits perfectly with what your saying! However, for me, it doesn’t work that way. There are too many impressions, all jumbled up together, and I need a little while, a couple of days usually, to let it sink in and sieve itself until I am left with the strongest images and feelings only.
Sometimes this means my initial reaction is tempered or even (though rarely) reversed. But I always wonder: is that honest? Isn’t my first, gut reaction the true one that I should be recording?
I don’t know – I just know that when I have too much information, I get stuck writing. So really, for me there is no other way. Still, sometimes I feel a bit like a deceiver, putting words and imagery together to present only part of a case.
Thank you for making me think!
What you say makes sense as well. But yeah for me perhaps for blogging purposes I want to capture that excitement that seems to get lost with time. The new place is not so new anymore. A bit of the initial euphoria dying down. But for interviews I think like what you say it will take some time to gather your material and thoughts. Thanks for commenting Katrjin and making me think too 🙂
hello bookjunkie! I also read white as milk and just loved your personal blog. I really connect to lots of things you write like being a blogger helped you through your midlife crisis 😉
Or how rewarding it is to receive comments and to see that you have somehow reached somebody in this world… that’s beautiful! I hope my blog grows and turns out to be just a little successful too.
Thank you for writing and for the beautiful photos!
I am captivated by your blog as well Sofia. I must catch up on more of your articles when I get to a real computer 😉 am reading this on my phone now and smiling at your kind comments. Thank you 🙂
oh… thank you! But please excuse the fact that I don’t have that many articles yet! I just started a while ago but it’s already doing me a lot of good 🙂 So see you around!