Tuesday, November 8, 2011

This is a terrible post

I intended to publish a “gym sighting” post today. I had this hilarious story all ready to go in my head, but when I finally got around to writing it down… I just wasn’t feeling it.

It’s not that I couldn’t remember what I wanted to say. The weird thing is that I actually could remember everything I had “written” in my head, almost word for word. But it just wasn’t funny to me anymore. When I saw the words on the screen… they were terrible. The writing was just terrible.

I kept trying to write it because last week I told you I would. I forced out the whole story, and it sounded like just like that. Forced. It was so bad that I couldn’t bring myself to click the publish button last night. I revisited the post today and tried again, but it didn’t get any better.

Then I decided that this honest post about my terrible writing is better than giving you a forced, half-assed post written terribly.

Does this ever happen to you, bloggers? Do you ever have this really great idea in your head and then when you're finally able to write down, the passion for it is gone and you wonder why you ever thought it was a good idea in the first place? What do you do when that happens? Write it anyway or scrap the idea? Is it easy for you to let go and just delete it? Even though I knew the post was terrible, I had a hard time deleting it. But now, I’m glad it’s gone.

I have so many other posts I want to write, better posts. I had the best intentions when I started this blogging schedule. But it’s got to be more about quality than quantity. And if I don’t have quality for you, I don’t want to publish it. No post is better than a crap post.

You deserve better from me. So this will be my last terrible post. I hope.