I have come to realize a serious downfall in the 'just write whatever you want and call it a post' approach to blogging.
And that is I do just that, and ramble for a bit about whatever happens to be on my mind right then.
(Like now, as I ramble about the lack of discipline and focus in my blogging....)
And although this approach has the nice aspect of a personal journal flavor and allows for cutesy videos to be posted on whim for relatives across the globe, it comes with downsides.
Mainly, a complete lack of disciplined writing on my part.
BlogHer (a convention of big shots in the female blogger world) was last week, and the reason I know about it's existence at all is because many of the writers of the blogs I follow were invited to it. I mean, I already KNEW they were some seriously awesome bloggers since I was following them, but I also started to feel just a teensy bit left out watching some of the cross blog interaction going on between some of my favorites.
So I started thinking about what it would take to get invited to BlogHer.
And quickly concluded that I have no idea the process used to select the various writers.
BUT, I am quite certain that a key component involves some seriously kickass posts getting generated.
I have stopped generating blog posts for the sack of only posting daily if I have no ideas or no time or no energy to get it done, and was surprised that I only seem to be missing a few days here and there and am much happier with what I'm posting up instead.
But I'm still not writing anything truly spectacular. As much as I love over-analyzing the merits of different bumblebee costumes, it's just not generating amazing revelations or even an above average level of humor.
And I think it is because I have no real glaring motivation to do so. I am a specific assignment/hard deadline person when it comes to generating work (or so I like to think), and most of the time that serves just fine for functioning in the world.
But not so much for free-style blogging.
So where I do go from here?