21 Apr 2017

Are You an Irregularly Regular Blogger?

Apologies to those of you who expect me to write and wait in anticipation for my next post.

I haven’t been very regular with my blog. I could easily cite lack of time as a legitimate excuse. It would be a very good excuse, especially since I have taken up cycling as a serious pastime.

But there is more to it than that. 

I have come to the conclusion that I am an irregularly regular blogger. I go through phases of being super-organised and ultra-productive, followed by long periods of blogging inactivity. 

Why does it happen? I wish there was a simple explanation. It could be my habit of procrastination. It could be something to do with mid-life and crazy female hormones. It could be that I over-do things and then need a break from it all every once in a while. The reasons are many and open to discussion. 

I do know one thing. When the stars align and the Gods of Writing are smiling, I can come up with a reasonable piece of writing.

So thank you for being patient with my irregularly regular blogging habit. Although I make no promises, I will try and be a little less so in the future.

There are days when
Ideas burst out of my head,
So overwhelmed, I can’t write,
Keep thinking instead.

I want to say so much, but
The words refuse to form,
Thoughts swirl around
In a maelstrom.

Incoherent, disorderly
They make no sense
Can’t string together words
To form a sentence.

Then there are days
When the mind goes blank
No prose or poetry
Creativity goes lank.

How do I form a writing habit
How do I create content
When often I have nothing 
To say, no stories to tell?

Every once in a while
Clarity chooses to appear,
The haze lifts, the mind clears,
Ideas and words cohere.

Pity I can’t call on
This alignment at will,
Wish I didn’t have to wait
For the next word refill!

So goodbye, then
Until another time
When ideas form words
And I know my mind.


  1. I love this and I can absolutely relate too. I often have a rhythm and poem/theme in mind but can't find the words to fill it. Thanks for sharing this with us - It's great! #Britmumspoetry x

    1. I notice it happens most when there are either too many or too few ideas in my head. Which is most of the time, unfortunately.

  2. This is totally me, I am an irregularly regular blogger! I have the ideas in my head but most often than not I can't get the words right ot make them make sense. So I don't write anything at all! #prose4t

    1. I guess the key is to deal with one idea at a time. Easier said than done!

  3. Oh yes, I can completely relate to this! I have far too much whirling around inside my head most of the time :) #prose4t

  4. I totally relate to this Vai. There are some days where words come easy and others where it almost feels like I have forgotten how to write. I am a firm believer of doing whatever suits you. Great to see you back, thank you so much for linking to Prose for Thought x


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