B is for blogger's block!*
Either the dreaded blogger's block has struck or I'm just way too busy to blog. As you may have gathered from a previous post, someone died - a family friend, buried today, may he rest in peace - and we stopped, were hushed, took time out to grieve. But now I'm playing catch-up with all the chores and meanwhile my blogging muse has gone AWOL. Absconded. Up and left!
Does this happen to you, this staring at a blank screen wondering what to type? How do you deal with it if it does? I'd love to know. Because normally I'm chock full of words to share.
I do have a couple of ploys of my own that might persuade that muse to come home. A mini knitsofacto guide to battling blogger's block if you will. First, brainstorm whatever is in your head right now. Clearly today I was thinking about my absent muse. (Blogging about blogger's block. Ironic? Just a tad!) And second, pick out an image you can find something to say about, because a post without a picture is like a birthday without a cake, Holmes without Watson, Tom without Jerry ... can you think of any more? To this end I fill my camera with inspiration from the world around me, and I spend far too much time on Flick Commons, from whence came my wonderful B-shaped contortionist. He's tying himself in knots, just like me!
I'd scheduled this post for ealier today, to appear while I was at the wake, but Blogger's scheduling tool seems to have had hiccups. Or maybe I got something wrong ... it was the first time I'd used it. Anyway, apologies to anyone who popped by looking for a post that wasn't here.
Oh and don't forget to enter the Jubilee giveaway in the previous post, where there's a little Emma Bridgewater Union Jack Tin and a pair of knitsofacto baby shoes up for grabs. You've just 24 hours left before I pop the entrants names into a hat and pick two winners.
* Contortionist, posed in studio, c. 1880, no known copyright restrictions.