for the times when you don't know what to post

hard wood.
we've all had those times. i'm in 'those times' right now. where you seem to have run out of inspiration and everything you want to do someone else has already done, and you can't do it because it's totally copying them and it won't be as popular. nothing remotely interesting has been going on in your life, and therefore, there's no point in telling others something they already know.

as of late, i haven't been posting on my blog as much, because the words haven't been coming to me. it's almost like i've been in a rut. posting the same things over and over again, in a noticeable cycle. and i don't like it. it's even been happening here, on AOU. but when it happens, i don't want to force it. force makes it even worse. so, a list for the times when you don't know what to post.
    usually, when a blogger falls into a rut, they turn on the synthetic rain, make a hot drink, and read an inspirational book. i'm not saying there's anything wrong with that, but why not make a change? do something that coincides more with the weather. make some kool-aid. eat a doughnut. watch television. big things have small beginnings. 
    take in the little, common things around you. your siblings laughter. the way the sun seeps through the blinds. people-watch if you're not at home, or sit on the porch and watch the ants cross your path. it's these things that are constantly overlooked that beg to be noticed. so notice them. 
    if it's still not coming, don't worry about it. get up, refresh your mind, and come back when you're ready. because sometimes, taking a breather is all you need.
and the irony of it all? i'm not good at taking my own advice. {i'm slowly getting there, though. you should probably pray anyways.}


  1. Thank you Jocee! I really needed this. :) Love your posts!


  2. Haha, this is a great post, I know exactly what you're talking about! Thank you for these tips though, how helpful of you xx

  3. oh my gosh its so true! I've been in that rut lately (just coming out of it i think) and all i can do is take a break! I've learned the hard way about forcing creativity. all you end up with is a load of crap. (please excuse my language :P)
    Thanks for this! really helpful!

  4. Ah taking one's advice can be hard! I liked this post - it gave me more ideas for possible future posts ;)

  5. I'm with Tessie, 100%. This was awesome, Jocee!

  6. thanks for this! words of wisdom! :)

  7. this: big things have small beginnings.
    yes. and thank you! i know exactly what you're talking about and these will be so helpful!

  8. I love this post Jocee! I need to do this when in creative ruts, which is now... Good ideas (:

  9. Yes!

    I was going through this during the last month of school and I think that all I really needed was some time to think, which I could get in the summer.

    Those are great tips Jocee! Use them!