…and I don’t know what I want to blog about 😯
It’s not quite that bad…I’m not lacking for ideas. I just don’t know what I want to say about them right now.
One of the things about running a blog is coming up with topics to write about and then actually following through with writing those posts.
Sometimes, the hard part is coming up with a topic.
Sometimes, the easy part is coming up with a topic…the hard part is figuring out what you want to say and how to make it interesting to your audience.
Let’s pick a topic: blogging.
As with any other topic, the angles you can take with blogging is limited only by yourself, and your ability to come up with those angles and have interesting things to say about them.
A couple of angles continue to interest me.
One is Penelope Trunk’s assertion:
Like, I’m thinking that the future of all writing is short, twitter-like stuff, based on traits we see in Generation Z. This group only uses phones, and very few use phones for email. For Generation Z, email is for diatribes and texting is for communication. There are few laptops in our future. Laptops will be for dorks, and keyboards will be too small for big typing sessions, so only dorks will write long form.
That was the inspiration for one of the questions in my blogger interview series.
Another is Mark Driscoll’s long-standing disdain for bloggers and critics, dismissing them as “bloginistas” “blogging from their mother’s basement”.
It has and continues to bug me (mind you, I’m not losing sleep over this), but what’s interesting to me is 1) how his church is using blogging as a platform and 2) how Driscoll’s attitude influences members not only of his church, but of other churches in the Acts29 Network.
In my own church, I notice heavy Facebook and Twitter usage. I also notice a ton of dormant blogs, with the relatively few members still actively blogging primarily being seminary students writing about theology.
Apparently, pastors and seminary students – and those of you reading this and other blogs – are not members of Penelope Trunk’s Generation Z 🙂
So, it’s not a matter of lacking ideas, it’s trying to overcome mild writer’s block and figure out what to say and how to say it.
Of course, I could take the easy way out and blog about this