I don’t mean Writer’s Block – that’s fairly normal, I think, and it’s something that has to be defeated to maintain your blogging sanity. I mean that feeling when you approach WordPress and realise that you’ve run out of things to say. It’s not that you couldn’t write anything – do this for long enough and you can probably muster up a post or two even when the muse is taking a city break somewhere – but that you can’t think of anything to write that you believe in. Or rather, it’s all been said before.
I feel a little like this at the moment. I’ve got a few posts lined up, but they’re reposts. I don’t apologise for this – I was pleased with them when I first wrote them, so I’m happy to give them another airing – but it’s not sustainable.
And so the question becomes whether or not blogs have a built in expiry date, forcing them to confront their mortality, Blade Runner style. Do they reach a natural conclusion, not because of time or ability, but because it’s just their time?
To be honest, I hope not. I love blogging. I just wish I had more to say at the moment – there’s nothing worse than boring your subscribers. Sure, my Bible Blog is still doing well (although that’s a key blogging question in itself – what’s better, general or niche?), but that doesn’t give the flexibility to talk about, say, Doctor Who or space exploration.
I’m not saying this is the end of Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth. I just ask these questions sometimes, and I figure that if I’m doing it, so are other denizens of the blogosphere. Maybe you’ve been here, maybe you’ve got some insight into it. Maybe you just think I should stop complaining and talk about comics more (I have sympathy with that view).
So have you ever been all blogged out?