Friday, July 20, 2007

Nothing

I wanted to post something since Monday. Bloggers talked of writing block, or whatever they call it. It must be something of a crisis inside the blogger’s mind. Like we want to write about this, put it off for another, but came up with nothing instead. I do have draft entries in my hard drive, and all I have to do is some refining to post them here. But I did not do that.

I did bloghop. Read and left with and without trails. I missed some of the sites I used to visit. I just found out that some were on hiatus. Some were celebrating blogging milestones. Some were giving out awards. Some wrote of happiness, some of sadness and loneliness. There were news of a blogger’s death, and how young she was to leave this world.

For this week, I could have written about my travels, and how I experienced a three hour flight delay twice this week. Or about my work and my stressed-out friend. It could also be about badminton, about the book I just finished, about love, or about anything under the sun. But I wrote nothing.

28 comments:

sasha said...

There are days that words are just so elusive. Daming ideas pero you cannot put it into writing.

Anyways, there's always tomorrow :)

Have a great weekend, Lazarus!

Gypsy said...

Pareho tayo, marami din akong half finished stuff in my pc, pero di ko pa napopost...may sense of timing eh..hope you get over your blogger's block soon! :)

snglguy said...

Ay, we all have those days. It's a good thing I write only about the shallow stuff and other inanities in my life, otherwise, I wouldn't be able to post anything, hehe.

Have a great weekend, Lazarus.

Lysistrata said...

but hey, you were still able to blog something. :)

lazarus said...

sasha, words are just so elusive especially when we are very very busy at work.

gypsy, to get out of this block, i just have to write about it; write about nothing.

lazarus said...

snglguy, yours are not shallow ha. almost everyday nga visit ko dun. Have a great weekend too!

lysis, i checked your blog today after a long long while. I was surprised to see the colors and layout changes. Thanks for dropping by again! Yeah, I posted something, but it's about nothing.

tin-tin said...

true! ang dami mong topics pero hindi mo maisulat.
pero at least may nasulat ka pa din diba? :)

CM said...

ahehehe. ok lang yan kuya. karamihan din sa mga blogger may sakit na ganyan. :)

Major Tom said...

Hi...Sometimes, nothingness is good. It gives us respite and be comfortable with it. We all need rest somehow.

lazarus said...

yeah tin-tin, salamat sa Diyos at may naisulat rin.

cm (tin), sakit? parang headache lang to. he he

major tom, thanks for the visit. I certainly agree about nothingness.

Ayen said...

I get those, too. Days when I feel I should blog about something but can't. Too tired, writing projects hanging over my head, stuff to do, more stuff to do. I sigh and just turn away from the monitor. Later, when I am more calm. I try to forgive myself. If I really feel some need to not-forget what I had to blog about, days will come when I suddenly remember how I enjoyed those times, the things I just have to blog about. It is then that I blog. Without the guilt. Knowing that immediacy, just as time, can clog your seeing, feeling mind.

I'm currently high on flu meds. Do forgive the lapses in thought, spelling, and grammar. :D

Leah said...

aha, same here. Just so many thoughts to put int one piece huh? I do it in pictures when word evade me.

visit me at http://mga-munimuni.info/ as well

Wil said...

I get those times, too, when I think I have nothing to blog about. But then something always comes up that becomes interesting enough to blog. What young blogger died?

jho said...

siguro talagang dumadating yung time na kahit na gusto natin magblog, hindi natin magawa. kagaya ko... on blog hiatus for about 10 days ata ako. blog hopping din lang ginagawa ko...

lady cess said...

a blogger died? sino?

at the risk of sounding very morbid, naiisip ko rin yan. ayokong mangyari ito esp to the blogs i visit all the time, esp since weve become friends already, pero it did cross my mind what if something like that happens.

Francesca said...

pareho tayo laz.
Sa dami ng gusto ikwento, dumating ang mga araw, tambak na sa ikwento sa blog, kaya naging: nothing to blog, haha.

Hindi, baka too busy sched ka lang.

Kasi ba naman ang blogging what we only get is : pleasure.

Where is the money?????!!!!LOL

Ferdz said...

Well this isn't nothing though. I blogger's death. I wonder what happens to a blog when a blogger dies. Does blogger give permission to immediate family to give their account details? Hmmm...

ladybug said...

Ay grabe...sobrang dalas kayang mangyari sa akin yun ngayon....hehehe. You're not alone.

vernaloo said...

now I am curious about the blogger who died...hmmm...what happened?

Re blogger's block, that's alright..it comes and it goes :)

Cheers!

Brennan Mercado said...

at least you wrote something about nothing.

sometimes i write nothing about something. : S

zherwin said...

we all have our own share of blogger's block.

just like what leah said, when nothing to post or no time to post, a picture can do wonders, o pwede rin ang jokes. hehe. :D

lazarus said...

ayen, i'm a frequent visitor to your site. I love your stories, and the way you write.

Leah, i don't have pictures to post. I wish I have a better camera. Once a week post muna ako ngayon.

lazarus said...

Jho, nakita ko nga yung hiatus post mo. Glad you're back blogging.

Wil/cess, the blogger I mentioned is also a writer/poet/columnist and a young mother. I wouldn't mention her name. But sikat sya here in the visayas. Medyo morbid din Cess, when Julia Campbell died, and daming nag post dun sa blog nya. But whattabout the anonymous bloggers?

Toe said...

Oh, but that's the beauty of blogging. You don't have to blog when you don't feel like it... walang paycut for being absent. :)

lazarus said...

francesca, sobrang busy talaga sa work and with all the travels. i hope to post again before the month ends.

ferdz, blogger.com would not know of the bloggers real identity. They would probably consider the blog as inactive.

lazarus said...

ladybug, it's good to know that naka blog ka na naman uli.

verns, the blogger/writer/poet took a slightly different route. plenty was already written about it in another group of bloggers.

brennan, you write well. keep it up bro. You can write about nothing too. he he.

lazarus said...

zherwin, post lang ako ng poems when I have nothing to post next time.

toe, matagal ka ding absent ah. You're right, there's no paycut if you fail to post an entry. Sometimes, we oblige ourselves to just update.

Annamanila said...

For someone who wrote nothing, you certainly said a mouthful. Interesting to boot. You'll be fine. :)