Monday 14 January 2019
Sooooooo, I’ve been here all week wondering what I should write my second blog post of 2019 about. And I’ve come to this conclusion: I still have no idea what to write a blog post about and I wasted a week thinking about it. Awesome. Well done. Nice job, D.
Obviously step two in figuring out what to write a blog post about was to hit up Google to see if anyone out there in Internet land had any ideas about a topic for said post. Surprise, surprise, there are a bazillion blog posts detailing topics for others to use as inspiration for their own blog posts in the event that they’re . . . stuck. This leads to a whole other circle of Hell because you spend ages looking at these posts for inspiration and you waste all that time that you’ll never get back. You could have been writing, but nooooooo, you were reading other blog posts about writing blog posts when you’re stuck for ideas. Head, desk, head, desk. It’s a vicious circle.
Anyway, I settled on reading only three posts. The final one I checked out was useless to me. It was aimed at online entrepreneurs who want to capture an audience in order to expand their business. Just landing on that site made me vomit in my mouth a lil. I’m sure I’ll explain why I feel that way about online entrepreneurs at some point. In the meantime, let’s just stick with #dodgy as a one-word explanation.
The first two posts were interesting. I’m not sure which one was written and published first because I couldn’t be bothered reading the dates on them, but they did seem slightly repetitive. Now, my educator’s mind automatically goes to the line of thought that someone might have borrowed their ideas from another post. In industries such as education and publishing, that might be referred to as plagiarism. #notpointingthefinger (Yeah, I know. I’m getting a bit snappy with these hashtags.) Back to the point . . . the first two points had some cool topics to write about if one is ever in need of an idea. I’m not saying all of the topics were cool. Some of them were trite, some were out and out lame, but some were okay.
Unfortunately, none of them did anything to assist in solving what I was going to write my next blog post on. Not a single one. And that brings us to right where we are now. You reading about me wondering what to write a blog post on. Thrilling, isn’t it?
Where to go from here? Great question. I’m glad you asked. Well, I could tell you about why I think I’m having a bit of difficulty coming up with a topic upon which to write a new blog post. I doubt that either one of us would actually find anything interesting in that. I could tell you about how last week, unbeknownst to me, whilst eating lunch, I happened to load up my fork with a colleague’s homemade, bloody delicious sauerkraut which hid a f*^king unpitted black olive. I could tell you how I crunched down on that sucker, said a few choice swear words, and hoped that I didn’t break one of my lower molars. I could tell you all about the fact that I had to go to the dentist today to have that molar checked out, to find that I had indeed cracked it good and proper. Then I could explain how the dentist had to drill out the existing filling, “chase the crack” (which essentially means drill the sh!t out of my tooth to eliminate the crack, hoping that it didn’t go deep or all the way through the tooth), pack it with some sort of I-don’t-know-what-but-it-helps-the-amalgam-adhere-to-the-existing-tooth, and then refill it all over again. Yeah, you heard me – drilled the absolute sh!t out of a lower jaw molar that happens to be on the side I favour for chewing. That’d knock your socks off as an interesting story, right?
I could write about watching repeats of Bondi Rescue and Spicks And Specks every week night. Or how I binge watched a great TV series called Da Vinci’s Demons that was cancelled after the third season leaving me wanting more Tom Riley, Blake Ritson, Gregg Chillin and Elliot Cowan. Trust me when I say, just Google Tom Riley and Blake Ritson. Do it. Do it now!
There are just so many things I could tell you about in order to write a new blog post, she writes with just a hint of sarcasm.
So I find myself plumbing the depths of my mind and the Internet to find a suitable topic to base a blog post on. Okay, I’ll be honest. If I were to really plumb the depths of my mind for a blog post topic, I don’t think any of us would be getting out of here with our sanity. Perhaps not even with our lives. And so, I leave this particular post right here, as if I have nowhere else to go . . . because, quite frankly, I don’t have anywhere else to go with this post, and at this point, I feel like I’m just typing words to increase how much of the page I’m using.
Let us all hope that by new week I’ve got something more substantial to write about. Failing that, expect more Tom Riley and Blake Ritson.