I miss writing…

I’ve found that I don’t write much anymore not because I haven’t got the time, (I have plenty of downtime where I could just be writing things) but because when I do find myself with nothing to do, I want to just do nothing. My busy time is busier than it used to be, what with chasing a toddler around and all the associated tasks that come with being a mom. I fit a lot of work into what used to be empty time. At least I can’t claim boredom nearly as often as I used to.

I looked back at my early entries here last week, when I realized that I had (once again) missed the anniversary of creating this space. You’d think I would remember that I made my lj on May the 4th, but I don’t. My Livejournal is now ten years old. I don’t update as often, and I don’t comment as much on other peoples updates, although I’m still reading them. Fewer and fewer people write here, but that’s the nature of these communities… they flare up for a while and then slowly drop off. The same goes for offline communities; eventually everyone moves on or gets replaced by other people. Things change. I’m glad, though, that my lj isn’t filled with one-line updates anymore… at least Facebook’s good for that.

And now Lyra’s grabbing my hands and pulling them off the keyboard when I try to type. I guess I’m off for the moment. I’ll be back soon. Happy tenth anniversary, my lj.


  • ashkitty

    May 17, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    I always miss the anniversary of my LJ, somehow.

  • sasami

    May 17, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    The whole writing process requires effort. You have to figure out what you want to say and how you want to say it.

    It’s not that hard to write once you get started (although what you end up with may not be entirely what you want) but you have to get started first. And that requires more effort…

    I think part of the reason I don’t write much anymore is because I’m spending more and more effort on work and other responsibilities that when I get the chance to spin down, I don’t want to do anything at all. I feel spent and I don’t have any effort left to give. Perhaps you suffer a similar problem?

  • mithoviel

    May 17, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Damn…missed my ten year anniversary too!

    Too many people have moved on…I still miss a lot of them.

  • Jenny Lee Silver

    May 19, 2010 at 4:37 am

    Me too…

  • Jenny Lee Silver

    May 19, 2010 at 4:39 am

    That’s definitely part of it. I’m exhausted when I have downtime these days.

    The other part is thinking of things to write about. I actually care about being interesting for some reason. I never used to. Maybe I should just forget that and go back to writing whatever I want. It’s my journal anyway.