Friday, 30 April 2010

In the mood

It's a strange phenomenon, being a blogger. Some weeks, my blog is on fire. I can't get enough of posting, updating links, writing progress reports on my 101 in 1001 project, clearing my RSS feed reader, and generally blogging. Other weeks, like this one, I'm just not in the mood for writing. I have a list of topics and ideas I'd like to blog about, but as soon as I start to write, I just as quickly stop.

I don't tend to let it get me down. I love blogging. Through it, I have come to enjoy the process of non-academic writing and become part of an international online community. It's not like I've made a commitment to anyone to blog. I'm not paid for it. Heck, I don't even know how many people read my ramblings. (To those of you who do, and even come back for more - thank you, thank you!)

I look at some of the Stuff blogs and wonder how they manage to keep up with their daily obligations to the blogosphere. True, many of them are journalists and probably used to churning out large quantities of words each day. But most of them have a central focus around a specialist topic, rather than being a random mish-mash of topics and events like this blog. Surely there must be more "I really don't know what to write tomorrow" moments than we're led to believe.

So, I'm not in the mood for blogging, but a couple of semi-related songs are going through my head right now. Enjoy!

In the Mood, sung by The Puppini Sisters
(I have no idea why there's a Wizard of Id cartoon in the background.)

I'm in the Mood for Dancing, by the Nolans
(I couldn't embed the original video. It's priceless!)

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