Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Blah Cycle

Here's what happens: you are moving along, doing things the way they should be done (like blogging) when all of a sudden life demands that you not blog (or other stuff) for a while.

So, fine. Except, when you have to get back to it (or, as in this case, when I have to get back to it) you discover that you're in the Blah Cycle. 

Because, how do you come crawling back? How do you admit, "Yeah, I'm a loser. It's just as I thought - and all my past accomplishments have been washed away by a week of sins."

So you put it off for another day. Which only makes the Blah Cycle stronger and more vicious, do you see.

As I come crawling back to my blog, covered in sin and abject shame for not posting for over a week, I am trying to come up with ways to break the Blah Cycle:

1. I could remind myself that I owe my readers something much better and that I have to - HAVE TO - get out of the doldrums. That seems to make the Blah Cycle stronger, though.

2. I can hide all my other stuff to do, like laundry and dishes and reading one last post on Facebook.

3. I can promise myself wine or chocolate if I post today.

Hey! That one worked!

I'll be back tomorrow with a review of The Age of Miracles, a book I finished at 2 AM during Blah Cycle week. And do stick around - I have a HUGE giveaway planned for October and November. We're talking signed print copies and bling and Kindles.  Yupper!

Free steampunk bling will break the Blahs anyday.

6 comments:

Angela Donner said...

I know what you mean. I feel guilty when I don't blog and I'm slightly panicking that by the end of this week I'll have posted 3 times but I have no idea what I'm posting next week.

I tend to cycle like that :-)

Alison DeLuca said...

Whew, I'm not the only one!

Kara said...

I must be on a different cycle than you all - I'm on the every other week if I get to it cycle . . . and I still do the wine and chocolate!

Alison DeLuca said...

Hurray, wine and choc! You deserve it just for being you, Kara.

SM Johnson said...

Yeppers. This is where I live right now. I'm used to posting 3 blog posts per week, and at the moment some weeks I manage ZERO.

I had time to write something today, and, well... didn't. Out of the habit, no inspiration.

And my life stuff is still kicking my arse, so I guess there's always that excuse... Great post - thanks!

Alison DeLuca said...

Oh, that life stuff! It'll kick our collective arses every time!