Writer’s Block

I’ve been struggling lately to come up with things to write about here on my blog. I didn’t know why until earlier this afternoon, when I think I pinned down the reasons.

First, there are a lot of blogs on the Internet, and a lot of them talk about the exact same stuff. Just take a look at Technorati or Techmeme to get a taste for whatever happens to be the flavor of the day. Unless I’m passionate about the topic and/or feel I can add something to the conversation, I’d rather write about something else that really interests me. But again, unless I feel like I’m educating or adding something of value, I’d rather not say anything.

Lately I feel like I haven’t been able to focus on a single thing for very long, so I tell myself, rightly or wrongly, that I haven’t put enough time and thought into the idea to write about it. In some cases it might be true, but more than anything it’s an excuse. Now that I’ve recognized it, I can fix it.

Besides venting a little, the main point of this post was to force me to get unblocked by writing something/anything. It seems to have done the job. So while I wouldn’t expect to see new posts up here daily, it should be more frequent.

One last thing: If you have any requests about what you’d like to hear about, please comment!