Monday, October 15, 2007

Monday Without Meatloaf

Meatloaf definitely makes Monday's better, and clearly inspires creativity. No meatloaf, no posts. Hmm. Perhaps it's a conspiracy.

Or perhaps it's the old 'why would anyone read what I have to say' creeping in. I admire Rita's ability to post at will about any number of topics. Whereas I stress over what makes a worthwhile topic...kind of like I'm missing the point of the whole blogging thing, huh?

As I've started down the blogging path as a Working the Room contributor, I've been doing what any good novice would do and immersing myself in a number of lesbian blogs -- Hahn At Home and The Wishful Writer in particular. I've actually spent time reading the archives of these and others, so sucked in am I by a particular post or random turn of phrase.

I'm soooooo jealous. It seems to come so easy.

Have I spent too many years writing cheesy brochure copy, news releases and event scripts to actually remember how to be engaging, chatty, witty, able to banter at will? Could I ever? (E-mail flirting aside, since I may have actually succeeded at that on a couple of occasions. Accidently, of course.)

I had a very short first career as a news reporter turned feature writer and ultimately columnist. Sure, it was for a weekly newspaper in the late 80s. Pre-laptop, pre-WWW access, but still one of the most empowering things I've ever done. I remember writing my first column about the challenge of finding an apartment with character in suburban Dayton Ohio. That got me a date with a cute sports reporter for a sister newspaper, and, ultimately, the feature and column clips led me to an advertising job in a new, larger city with lots of character-filled apartments I could actually then afford.

And then... I woke up in my current state of mid-life crisis. I'm hoping this blogging thing is going to help move me beyond that. I'll keep reading. Keep writing. And keep hoping someone's at least occasionally mildly entertained.


Hahn at Home said...

I work all day long with people who write cheesy brochures, event releases, blah, blah, blah. You can do it, you can!

thewishfulwriter said...

I just read this blog and want to thank you for mentioning my blog as one you read :)

Secondly, trust me - everyone struggles to find something to write about (and wonders if anyone will read, laugh or even care). October was a terrible month for me and I struggled to write on a lot of days - and didn't. I just couldn't find a damn thing to say (which NEVER happens!)

Of course that Hahn...SHE makes it look so easy. Hussy. :)

I look forward to catching up on your blog!