The Battles Hymn of the Blogger

If your blogging becomes a chore,
Something you dread to do.
Be slow to blame the blog
Because maybe it’s just you.

This doesn’t happen to everyone
But maybe you’re battling Blogger’s Block
Stop trying to strike gold with each post
or you’ll find yourself losing to the clock.

Maybe you fear nobody’s reading your stuff,
They’re there – if not today in the morrow
Write as if you’ll always touch someone
Stop wallowing in self-sorrow.

The best way to Manage Your Writing
Is pen to paper, finger to keys
Once you get a rhythm
You’ll find yourself posting with ease

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  1. says

    What a great, upbeat post, Mike. Good on you for writing it. Everyone needs a shot in the arm now and then. This should go on your list of “must reads.”

  2. J.D. says

    This is so very true. Not more than a month ago, I was considering giving up blogging, because I couldn’t keep delivering knock-out blows each day. But just this past week, it has been perfectly driven home to me that there is a purpose to my blog, and here lately it’s been touching everybody’s life who has read it, thanks to participation from some of my good friends.
    Good post.

  3. says

    Great post! I agree, it’s in the “must read” category.
    I like to remember to write from the heart and to quit worrying about perfection. Sometime I think I don’t have much to say, but as a friend reminds me, we never know what impact our words might have on others.
    And it’s fun to get those comments just so I know someone is out there listening…

  4. says

    Liz – Thanks:-) So it is written, so it shall be (or somehting like that). Much of what we’ve been discussing inspired this one.
    J.D. – Sometimes what we think are dingers are duds, and those we think are simple are really the ones that fly longest, hmm? You’re posts and responses in the Mikalah discussion have been great to follow.
    Sandy – Sometimes we don’t witness the impact – and sometimes it’s not made until well after the post. Keep up the great rhthym.

  5. says

    This poem came at a perfect time for me. Yesterday and today I was just thinking how much of perfectionist I am when it comes to writing. This need to be perfect all the time has created “blogger’s block” for me. However, your post cheered me up! Thank you!

  6. says

    That’s awesome! I like it. You know that an art form has been well-established when you find representations of it within itself. Examples: a painting of a painting, a song about singing, now a blog post about blogging!

  7. says

    I applaud your creativity to be able to fit all those links into a poem. You deserve some kind of award for that, do they give Pulitzer’s to poets?

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