Monday, March 11, 2013

Foiled by 140 characters.

Ugh.  I've been bitten by the bug of writers block or something these days.  Aparently I am only able to compose smart witty updates in 140 characters or less, or in 2 sentence facebook posts, or via a clever photo on Instagram.  Blog posts?  Too long, too much commitment, too daunting.

So how to fix this?  I MISS this blog.  The other night, I spent 45 minutes with Griffin going through the old blog and looking at photos after photos, and giggling our fool heads off.  This was all back before twitter and facebook and instagram, and I look back on it all and TREASURE those words that I took the time to write and save.  Facebook posts?  Not so much retrievable.  I can't go back and look at every single one of those the way  can with this blog, and a few years down the road, I'm going to miss that. 

I guess I just have to commit to this.  I sure am "commited" to Facebook.  (Damn that Facebook.)  And Instagram.  (That one I love!) But this, dear old Blogger, this feels somehow antiquated.  And writing - I'm out of practice.  I feel like I can excel and rock the short updates but the long ones feel difficult.

Anyone suffering from the same phenomenon?  


  1. Jen, you took the words right out of my fingers. Very nice post.

    1. Glad it's not just me then! ( but sorry you're suffering too!)

  2. I would love anything you write! Doesn't matter how long or short it is :)

  3. Maybe it has something to do with actually finding time not just to write out that much, but to sit with our thoughts for a time and organize them in a coherent way. That kind of time just can't be found very often for us busy mamas!

  4. Yeah - I hear you. I totally hear you. FB gives me such an immediate outlet for the little things - so they don't sit and simmer and slowly take shape as a blog post you JUST HAVE TO WRITE. I do miss that. Now that my blog is a business one (albeit passion-driven) I find it even harder to find/take the time to write something meaningful. Like Marianne though - I love whatever you write...or don't write. XO