Gettin' There

Last Update: March 14, 2019

Hey all! I've been having a bit of writer's block for a while now. Things have been picking up at home that have needed more attention. And it's taken me away from writing and posting.

I was so desperate to get back to working, but I just didn't know where to begin.

I was talking to a friend and she was saying something about how every night she's been keeping a log or journal about her day. Some days it's only about a sentence or just some quick notes. Other days, she's writing away on a lot more and many paragraphs worth of what her day has been like.

I gave that some thought. Keeping a journal is something that I've often done from the time I was a young kid. But, then I gave it up a few years ago. But, I was still thinking about this.

So, I have this app on my computer. I pulled it up and started journaling in it. I thought that maybe it would help with my writers block. It seemed to help a lot. I actually had a lot to say at the end of the day. So, by doing this, I was able to really think about what it was that I wanted to say and do within WA. I was able to reevaluate my life and how I view things. And I knew I didn't want to give up on this. I may have a lot going on at home right now, but it's going to be okay! Things are going to work out even if it takes me a while to get it going. I put every little bit of free time I can into my sites and into WA and learning.

Things are going better! I'm excited again about working with this and things are only going to get better and better :)

Thanks for reading :)

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caljones6750 Premium
Hey there, welcome back. In my experience, I have found writer's block to be a self-fulfilling prophesy: the more I try to think about something to write about, the less ideas I have.

I realized that in the time I spent trying to come up with something, I could have had several spontaneous ideas. So I stopped thinking about it.

I have a "Post Ideas" page in OneNote and I jot down these spontaneous ideas. When I'm ready to write a post, I just check one off the list. I also have a "Blog Ideas" page. Works great.
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KayOSmith Premium
Oh, I LOVE it! Thank you! I am going to go to OneNote right now and set those pages aside :) Thank you so much for sharing this! I totally appreciate it :)
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caljones6750 Premium
My pleasure. We're in this thing together!
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KayOSmith Premium
We sure are :) Thank you :)
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MsMela Premium
I am proud of you for not giving up.
We only fail if we don't try.
The daily journal is a great idea, wish I had thought of that.
I have also found that by keeping a notepad handy I jot down ideas when they come to mind on what I can write about in future posts :)
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KayOSmith Premium
Thank you! I love being in a community where we can get ideas from each other. I really should keep a little notebook handy as well! Thank you for that idea :)
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MsMela Premium
You're welcome :)
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OwenGigg Premium
Well done Kay... keep plugging away!

I started using the Transcribe feature on Google Docs to kickstart the writing. Just talk out loud and it types out everything you are saying. Of course, it's usually unformatted gibberish to begin with but it gives a base to work from and evolve. Works for me at least.
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KayOSmith Premium
Oh, that sounds good too. I may try that. But, I would totally need to enclose myself in a room all by myself, lol. Thanks for the encouragement and the idea :)
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JerryMcCoy Premium
Just a sentence or two a day for a time may be what it takes to get beyond the block.
Jerry
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KayOSmith Premium
I totally agree. May not pertain to anything on your websites, but somehow it sure helps to free the mind :)
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NeilBrown Premium
Thanks for the share and keep up the great work, a journal is an excellent idea.
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KayOSmith Premium
Thank you :)
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lesabre Premium
I think having a journal is a big positive
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KayOSmith Premium
I completely agree :)
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Tipqmon11 Premium
Thanks for sharing...Great Idea! No matter how long it takes, just don' give up. Much success to you!
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KayOSmith Premium
Thank you so much! And to you too :)
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Tipqmon11 Premium
You're Welcome!
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Alajhaun Premium
This is great, I too have been thinking about keeping a journal lately. I wish you all the best
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KayOSmith Premium
Thank you! I think it's good to keep one. I like being able to look back at them and remember some times forgotten.
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Dashnow Premium
I have tried to keep a journal off and on, sometimes it works for me and sometimes not. However you have made me think about it again and I will give it another try, thanks.
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KayOSmith Premium
I'm so happy you think so :)
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Twack Premium
Sounds like you've got things back on track, which is excellent news,well done.
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KayOSmith Premium
Thank you so much!
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Twack Premium
Very welcome, I like good news.
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Hollshope Premium
I used to journal all the time. I wish I had kept at it. What app are your using? Thank you
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KayOSmith Premium
I'm using OneNote. I had NO idea just how awesome it was and how many things you could do with it. I seem to be on the computer so much, too, that it just seemed to make sense to journal on it :)
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AlanPrice1 Premium
Great idea, what’s the app called?
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KayOSmith Premium
OneNote. Thank you :)
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