I’m new to the blogging world, having just started this past February.  During these past few weeks, I have encountered a new habit of thought.  Oftentimes, I find myself thinking in blog.  I assume that this is commonplace among writers of blogs and articles, journalists, novelists, and the like.   But it is a new phenomenon to me.  When I think in blog, it’s as if I have someone listening to me like an audience or a reader, in fact, my thoughts are pretty much what you, the reader, have been following in my posts…like what I am typing out right now, if you get my drift.

I am not sure I like thinking in blog.  It’s as if I have an audience listening to my thoughts.  My thoughts are written and rewritten constantly.  I find myself saying, “Nah, that doesn’t sound good” or “Hmmm, maybe that will be interesting”.  And many times, I am not really conscience that I am thinking in blog.  I catch myself drifting to the world of blogland in mid-thought and frequently, it’s not at the best time.

I have found that I am distracted.  I do not like being distracted.  What I mean is that I am not present to the moment.  Sometimes it’s okay like when I am driving alone in the car, but other times, it happens when my 9 year old is telling me how her day was, or when I am in church, or when I should be asleep and I am laying in bed…thinking, thinking, thinking  in blog.  I haven’t gotten to the point where I am holding my head and yelling, “Make it stop!” but I sure would like some control over this.

Mutts by Patrick McDonell
Mutts by Patrick McDonell

Is there a remedy?  Will this constant way of thinking die down and be a more relaxed experience as I get used to blogging?  Should I post less frequently?  For instance, should I only post one day a week, or every other week?  Should I start several drafts or jot thoughts in a journal?  Maybe I should have a cooking blog instead!  Or all photography?   All this thinking, thinking, thinking in blog.

For now, I think I will take a break.  Thinking in blog is exhausting!  Believe it or not,  I have a life outside of blogging.  Don’t get me wrong.  I love blogging! And don’t worry, I will be back sooner than you think.  Let’s say I’ll come up with something interesting the day after Easter, but don’t count on it.  I need a rest from thinking, thinking, thinking in blog.

Do you think in blog?