This I can easily admit: I really suck at blogging. Judging from this blog’s performance in the past year, it’s not a stretch at all to say that I’m a crappy blogger. Four posts in a year? Yeah, pretty pathetic!
It’s not that nothing much is happening in my life, because there’s so many I’m already breathless just thinking of the things I need to do. I have so many things running in my mind even I can’t catch up.
The thing is, I have very short attention span and really bad memory. Whenever I think of something to write about and don’t get to write about it right away, I tend to forget about it. And even when I do sit down immediately to start writing, the idea goes poof and I’m left staring at the screen trying to remember what it was I wanted to write. Maybe it’s my age that’s to blame?
In the rare event that I do come up with one possible topic, another problem would present itself: my inability to make them interesting. Storytelling is a weakness; I don’t know how to make my posts interesting. I am such a boring, uninteresting storyteller that I can even put myself to sleep with my own stories. How about that!
Then I start second-guessing myself. I’m my biggest and worst critic. One of the blogging how-to site that I read when I started blogging some four years ago said that one should not edit while writing. The writer said that a budding blogger should just write freely as the ideas come and not worry about grammar or what-nots. But I could never do that! I always check and re-check what I’ve written every four words or so that I end up editing my post too much that what other ideas I wanted to include would have already flown away. Arrrrggghhhhh!!!
Now that 2014 is behind me, I wish to blog more and better. (I know, I’ve made this resolution last year. That article is still showing on this blog’s front page, isn’t it?) This time, I am fully committing myself as part of my plan to reinvent myself for 2015. I might just write about that plan in detail at a later date, but right now I just want to bid my crappy blogger past adieu. So long, sucker!
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