Do you ever find yourself in the midst of great inspiration – from any standpoint, really, not just blogging – but when you finally settle in to draw on it you find that your expectations have spiraled out of control? This has happened to me twice in the last few weeks; I want to do posts with chutzpah (new favorite phrase courtesy of Anika) but somehow it doesn’t happen. I almost exhaust myself with the anticipation of writing it, and in the end I feel unsatisfied. Chutzpah eludes me. Typically I’ll work it out because I’ve set a date for that great post and I’m going to keep it. This time, though? This time I’m not. Today was intended to be a post the likes of which I’d hoped would be IFB material, but I wasn’t feeling up to par and that’s just how it is. So I’m here without the post, accepting that as a writer/blogger I’m not invincible and I do have moods and sometimes it’s just not the right time. Try again later.
Blogging is hard. It really is! With every metaphorical tick of the clock potential content becomes increasingly closer to the old news category. Take your time, work things out, but also – be quick! Because the fashion industry moves fast and chances are your article will get the best response now that it will ever receive. To some extent I feel like saying, “So what? If it’s not ready it’s not ready. I’ll write about what I want, when I want.” But that’s only realistic to a point, isn’t it? Hard work is necessary and sometimes we just have to push through and cut our losses.
But not today. Today I think I’ll put on my favorite shoes (which aren’t mine, they’re my mom’s; she’s got style, I know) and go shopping for colorful clothes so I can – gasp – try the color blocking trend.
What do you do when your expectations are just a little too great?
I want to thank the lovely Sweet of Pens and Lens for featuring me as part of her series highlighting the members of Kristy Elena’s Full Time Fabulous Community! I love being part of such a supportive, interesting and fabulous group of bloggers and I’m genuinely honored that Sweet chose to spotlight me first in the series. I can’t wait to see her feature posts on everyone else in the community and learn a bit more about these wonderful bloggers!