I’ve seen blog after blog, Facebook status after status, each focusing each day on what you are thankful for, each starting on November 1, and by the 14th or 15th, they’ve dwindled to about half. By the time Thanksgiving came, maybe two or three people were still regularly updating why they were thankful for. Was it because they ran out of things to thank, or because they ran out of things to say?

One of the biggest problems I’ve encountered as a writer is that sometimes you have nothing to say. So how do you keep relevant? When do you realize you’ve just run out of things to write about? How do you keep going without repeating yourself over and over?

Sure, some topics can be repeated. Talking about Thanksgiving on Thanksgiving is a good thing, but nobody really gives a shit about what you had for lunch today when that’s all you talk about. Finding your audience is one thing, but keeping them is another altogether.

And despite my blog postings where I insist I am coming back, I know I cannot re-write the same tripe over and over. It’s not fair to the three readers that do keep coming back, hoping for fresh wit and commentary.

With that, I am thankful that my son is in my life, and that I am blessed to still have a job in a world where cutbacks are common. I am honored to be a part of a local wrestling company that gives me an opportunity to participate on their show and at the same time show a part of my “other” life to my son.

  1. Unfortunately, it all comes down to: eventually we will run out of things to write about.

    And that’s when you delete your whole blog and start over, lawl.

    No but seriously. One of the reasons I miss living in the city so much is the adventures that I had when I was there. I always had something to write about, because something was always happening. Immerse yourself in your daily life, and you will never run out of things to write. :)

  2. I don’t really like writing about Teh Job on here, so I tend to steer clear of it. It’s one thing when I was working for a small local yocal, but I’m “corporate” now so I need to keep myself from pulling a Dooce.

    I save some of what I see or hear for the show, but even then that’s just once a week.