Friday, October 8, 2010


Sometimes I just don't feel like writing a damn blog entry.  I don't want to prattle on about something nobody cares about, I don't want to explore personal topics and tell everyone my history/feelings/opinions, and I don't want to write something just for the sake of writing something (i.e. just so I don't make a bad grade in the class).  Most of my entries are just...well, I had to write something

And so obviously this is just completely useless, but hey, it takes up space, right?  Look: words! Punctuation! 


No sense in hiding the fact that sometimes I'm not into this or in pretending that I'm always enthusiastic about blogging.  Some people are meant to blog, some people aren't.

On a related note, why do we spend so much time pretending that we like something just because other people make us feel obligated to like that thing?  If you say, "Wow, I really hate argyle," and a friend of yours says, "Hey, I'm wearing argyle socks right now," then why is there this pressure to backtrack and mumble something along the lines of, "Oh, well, I like that argyle.  I was talking about something else.  Actually, my entire wardrobe is argyle."



  1. I must say I find it hard to blog about myself/my feelings/like/dislikes or moments that happen in my real life, which is why most of my blogs lately have been reviews of sports movies and TV. If you don't like talking about yourself, which can come off whining (not you everyone) I think you should fine subtopics that interest you some type of review (though I got dibs on movies) or even post a short story for feedback.

    Good luck with the prattle

  2. There are definitely going to be times where you have nothing to say about yourself if that's the kind of blog you run. That's why I try not to blog about myself, at least as much as possible. That's why it's important to have specific content that you like to write about on your blog (e.g., movie reviews, television reviews, fashion tips, beer reviews...whatever you want!).

    One thing I like to do is find something in the news that I am interested in talking about, and then I write a blog. Like the one I did from the interview with Mark Coker. I've also been known to write blogs about some new piece of technology that has come out, pondering on its usefulness (Kindle, nook, etc.). Of course, it doesn't have to be book-related, but those are my examples.

    The point is that you can write about a particular topic (books/reading) without doing the same thing every day/week (i.e., do a book review one day, a response to something literary another day, something completely different and perhaps unrelated to your general topic another day). It's okay to go outside your content area once in a while, I think, if it's something you really want to do. It's your blog, so it should represent whatever you want it to.

  3. I just have to tell you, you led me to believe this was going to be a dud entry, but then the argyle socks story made me laugh out loud. "Actually, my entire wardrobe is argyle." :)Hee.