Blogging between trips

An I95 bridge is down the street from my house. I walk or drive under it at least 6 times a day. I drive on top of it at least once a week. Graffiti on the walls appears over night and then it disappears. Who paints over the writing? When was the bridge built? What was the neighborhood like before I-95 was built.

Now that I’m home, I need a routine and a point-of-view that will result in interesting blog posts a few times a week. I’ve been at a loss. What is worth talking about?

This morning I came up with a process that might work.

  1. Write every day. Rain or shine. Happy or sad. Busy or bored. Look at the white page and put some words down.
  2. Write like a traveler at home. That means look at the familiar with fresh eyes and asking questions like someone new to town.

I’ve lived in Guilford, Connecticut USA for 25 years. It’s a beautiful place. It may not be as exhilarating as being surrounded by bison in the Badlands or as engaging as mining for crystals in Arkansas.

But if I focus on the details and pay attention, I believe I’ll find a lot to write about.

Feeling good about this.

Have you had a mental block to moving forward? How did you overcome it?

Thank you Renard’s World blog for getting me thinking about this.

Start writing no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.

Louis L’Amour

3 comments

  1. I just wait until I am inspired by something. I know the mantra to “write every day”, but this is a hobby for me. I write better posts when it happens naturally. This past winter when we weren’t traveling, I did a series remembering my trip to Europe in 1979. I really enjoyed writing that, going through all my old pictures, and it seemed my readers enjoyed it, too. Good luck!

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  2. I am ao impressed you remember the details of a trip you took 40 years ago! But i wasnt much of a photographer in those days. Film was so expensive!! Not like today where everything is documented abd then some. Partly because digital is practically free.

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