Okay, so I am in this "write like crazy" mode. I want to write all the time. I have been writing a lot on my personal blog/journal, but that is mainly mindless ramblings from my mind where I over think everything in my life. I started this creative blog with the idea of writing on more random topics. I am thinking of starting a story line - sort of like a short story - but at this very moment, I am sitting at a Starbucks staring at my screen and waiting for the time to meet my friend for a little girl time and so my time is limited. I did a few google searches... "Conversation Starters" and "Blog Topic Ideas". The latter found a few good ideas, sites worth bookmarking that I might come back to. I have been trying to peruse more websites lately to read editorials, new stories, etc to help my mind go. I don't want to write about something someone else already wrote about. I more am hoping that something I see will trigger another memory or another story line or some insane emotion that will give me the burst I need.
In the past, when I get to this point with writing, I have a tendency to just stop. This time, I am trying to push through that urge and just keep writing something, even if it is mindless and dumb. I am just trying to keep my fingers moving and my mind churning so that maybe, just maybe I will launch into some great writing frenzy. In the meantime, send me some ideas!! Give me a topic, ask me a question, whatever! I was laughing just last night about how people I know (personally and professionaly) tend to ask me questions all the time without even taking the time to attempt to think of the answer themselves. The funniest thing about that is that it is not like I am a walking encyclopedia of knowledge or super intelligent - I simply am able to quickly scan what I know for a fact, what I have heard, and what I assume to be true - and give an answer that makes them happy (or at least gives them an answer). The joke was that I should start my own advice column - like "Just Ask Jen". Maybe if I get enough blog topics and questions, I will change the name of this site to exactly that.
Let me clarify something - I don't want to turn this blog into a political rant, unless I am feel like ranting about politics. I don't want to turn this blog into a relationship advice site, unless I feel like talking about relationships. I don't want to talk about the weather, unless it is unreasonably crappy weather and it is putting me in a foul mood. I am not the deep writer, full of big words and long exhaustingly sentences. I typically write to engage myself and my readers. I like to make people laugh so the typical blog will have a funny twist no matter how depressing the topic.
So send me some ideas... post a comment to the blog, send me an email.... come on... Just Ask Jen!!! :)