A weekend blogger no more

This isn’t a firm promise, let me tell you that right now. But I will try to repent of my weekend blogger attitude as much as I possibly can. For the past couple of years, I’ve only blogged, for the most part, during the weekends as it was the only quote convenient time unquote for me.

I realize that writing your thoughts down when you have them is not a matter of convenience. Just like any artistic statement, it’s all about inspiration. And as far as I know, inspiration doesn’t just show up on the weekends. Nonetheless, there’s always the legitimate excuse of not having the time or being busy with other things. True. But for someone who’s desperately wanting to learn to communicate better through written (typed?) words, I have to at least try to be consistent.

This past month has been very helpful. It’s helped me to focus better and to be able to articulate more on the things I’m inclined to talk about. And I have quite a few! It’s definitely comforting and at the same time, it gives me a sense of fulfillment. Like artwork always does for me.

Now, does this mean I will write everyday? I hope so. I’d like to if I can. But like I said, it’s all about inspiration for me and not being rigid for the sake of being rigid. After all, I’m an artist, not a journalist. So, it’s true that inspiration may not come just on the weekends, but it may also not come every single day. It may or may not. However, my aim is to seize the moment whenever possible. To not have to postpone the desire to write at a more convenient time.

I used to write songs everyday for years, until I ran out of juice. Then one day, I was just writing every once in a while. Hopefully, someday it’ll come back. I hope I can do the same with blogging. Because, as I’ve learned through the years, it’s also evolved into one of my accredited art forms. The art of expressing oneself in words and thoughts. It’s a beautiful thing indeed.

3 thoughts on “A weekend blogger no more

  1. Expressing oneself in words is a gift and you do it well.

    I’m not able to concentrate on long prose at the moment but I will visit now and then and try to catch up. 🙂

    Thanks, Dee. Really hope you’re doing well.

  2. i complete understand your writing cycles. I used to write 3-4 poems a day and now i barely write at all. consequently, I am more stressed .. i swear there is a direct correlation with me keeping all these words inside of me..

    lets be freee…. and thank you for the blog… hey if you write at midnight it won’t technically be the weekend anymore and you won’t be a weekend blogger!

    IF you’ve got some songwriting tips.. i’m listening.. 🙂

    Songwriting tip #1… get a good night sleep.

    I’m joking. I just read your recent post.

    Hey, that’s not such a bad idea. I’ll gather my thoughts and we’ll see. Are you a musician too, btw?

  3. Very interesting.

    I have artist cycles, too. I gather from your comment in my blog that you are a musician and a visual/graphic artist, and I’m certain you have other interests or passions as well. Do you find that, when you’re really into songwriting, your other artistic endeavors temper a bit (and vice versa)?

    Sometimes I would write everyday and my head would be filled with all of these ideas for stories. During these prolific periods, I feel invincible. Then suddenly, the words stop flowing. Being sort of like you, I wish I can say that I have my other art to focus on; but really, when the inspiration runs out, every form of expression suffers.

    PS
    I’m curious. Your avatar: did you paint/graphically enhance it? 🙂

    Alma… it’s kind of creepy that we think alike. 🙂 But I say that with utmost respect and pride.

    Yes, yes and yes to all your questions. But wait, did I count them right? I hate math!

    My avatar? That was a picture taken in northern Cali years ago while on a camping trip (had long hair back then). I scanned it with a really cheap, barely working scanner and it came out grainy and all. For what it’s worth, I didn’t have to enhance it cuz it’s perfect just the way it is… thanks to my scanner.

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