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Today, My Mind Went Blank!

This thing called ‘Blogging’ can be exciting, time-consuming and recently, I’ve added ‘mystical’ to the list. Read on to know why.

More often than not, I’ve got a gazillion and one topics on my mind to share. I didn’t think it would be so. It was exactly three months yesterday that I published my first post. I was so apprehensive taking that first step. I had prepared that first topic ten days before publish day but was so scared to tap that button. Questions like, “What if I run out of topics? ” kept swimming in my front view and I just wanted to close my laptop and forget about the whole journey. I kicked off anyway and today I keep wondering how holding back would have been so depressing. I found out, one of my greatest fear (running out of topics) didn’t happen as I found myself having ideas almost every time, everywhere, especially during shower time.

So two days ago, I thought hard how I wanted to say thank you to my readers. That was a no-brainer! All of a sudden, the ‘blog-zilla’ perfectionist in me started showing its ugly head. I started focusing on things I’d still not perfected yet. (Awwww, you thought my blog’s perfect? Still a work in progress, hun.) I got angrier until I lost the special thank you piece I was about writing down. Frustrated, I decided to let that go. I told myself I was going to take a day off just resting. No blogging! No working out! No chores!Who am I kidding?! The last option was not in my power so I still did chores.  I got back on my computer and I just went blank. Abracadabra! Just like that! I thought real hard what I was about to write. I went through my blog planner but the words weren’t just coming to me. I was horrified. My fear has caught up with me. I stared at the computer for minutes and not one word came to my head. I looked at my blog planner, I’ve got topics to talk about but I just couldn’t birth it into my blog. So I took a step back. Had another day off which was yesterday. The ‘blog-zilla’ I know, would have tried to publish something yesterday to atleast mark my three-month milestone  in blogging. But I had to go with my intuition this time and just lean back and relax.

Why am I saying this? Sometimes we work, work, work (can’t say this phrase without twerking lightly and thinking of Rihanna! Lol. I’m sure you did the same.) until we exhaust ourselves. In as much as we want to excel in whatever we are doing, sometimes it’s just very necessary to throw your feet up and just relax (I’m looking at you, my husband and kids. A mommy’s day out will do). It helps you evaluate. Re-evaluate. Appreciate. Rejuvenate. You come back all charged and motivated. I now know my mind went blank because I just needed the rest. I rested (blog-wise) eventually. And I’m okay now, hence musing about my ‘writer’s block’ episode.

Are you always over working yourself? If you do that, no matter how much you enjoy what you are doing, you won’t be so productive. Take some time out, relax. That could be all you need to get back your creative juices flowing.

I just want to take time to really say thank you to all my readers. It’s 3 months already! With almost 20,000  page views! Yayyyy! Can you believe it? I didn’t even have faith in myself that I would last up to two weeks. The limits we put on ourselves! Gademmit! I am still saving the story on my blogging fears for my six months or one year anniversary.This blogging journey is an eye opener for me. You can actually do what you love to do. The only person hindering you is YOU!  So I’m adding one thing to serve you better…wait for it…..*drum roll*… An Instagram handle!!! (Uh sorry, you expected some cash? Lemme tell you soh’m!  You ain’t seen noh’m! I will do cash give aways someday! Harllerluryar!) Thank you so much and keep reading and COMMENTING!

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You! Yes, you! You need some rest. Have you ever been in positions like this when your body literally shuts down to tell you, “no more!” ?  Let’s talk at the comment section.

 

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Uduak
    August 31, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    Happens to the best of us dear. I just ask the Holy Spirit for help and he never fails.

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    Bubu
    August 31, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    Thanks Uduak. You are totally right. He only can guide us.

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    Tessy
    August 31, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    Life happens sweetie, but before you quit, ask yourself why did you even start, never give up my dear. Even that single word your baby told you this morning can make a viral blog post. Remember that my post “Never run out of blog post ideas”? So follow your heart and all will be well. Sure, we need to rest at times just like I just did yesterday but couldn’t wait to hold my baby (laptop)..Lol.. So back to work .

    http://www.tessyonyia.com

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    Bubu
    August 31, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    Lol… Actually, I didn’t or don’t plan on quitting. I had and still have lots of ideas but I found my thoughts blank. Which was a code that I needed some rest. I didn’t come this far to quit. Oh, there’s more where that came from. * twerking*… How interesting, we all call our laptops ,our babies.Lol.Thanks for stopping by.

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    KacheeTee
    September 1, 2016 at 9:05 am

    Well done Bubu!!! Wow I had no idea your blog was just three months!! So excited for you. Amazing amazing!
    I’ll follow you on Instagram. I didn’t beelive I’ll last this long as well, and now I’m 6 months plus. We truly can do whatever we set our mind to do! All the best hun.
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    Bubu
    September 1, 2016 at 10:15 am

    Thanks Kachee. Isn’t it amazing how we limit ourselves? If I were your guardian Angel, I’d have been smacking your head, left, right, centre to kick off if you were stubborn about it ‘coz you’ve got a great blog. I’m glad yours is doing well too.

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    Precious @ Precious Core
    September 2, 2016 at 5:43 am

    Bubu darling, writer’s block is real. I love how you pushed through and still wrote something. You are doing amazingly well for a start!. You can grow as far as you want with this blog. If you put in the work and keep believing, you’ll be unstoppable. When I have a blockhead day, I remind myself why I’m doing this. That keeps me in focus. All the best, darling.

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    Bubu
    September 2, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    Thanks Presh! We all need to motivate ourselves on days like these.

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