It happens when I least expect it. The darkness and quiet brings it out. The need to pee gets me just conscious enough. That’s when it happens.
The blogging brain attacks.
It’s not a simple little idea for a blog. Noooooooooooooooo, it’s an entire blog, complete with hilarious quips, links, and pictures.
I don’t know how to stop this menacing force in the middle of the night. I am losing my sleep, people. And I fear, a small amount of my sanity, as well.
Some of my best ideas for blogs come in the middle of night. These blog topic ideas cause me to toss and turn and giggle and edit over and over in my head. This is some absolutely genius material that I’m coming up with at 3:30 am. This is the stuff of a true blogging hero. Perfect Post Award winning material. Paid gig material. My mind races with ideas.
I thought that I had come up with a way to tackle this ever growing problem. With a pad of paper and pen on my nightstand, I thought I could quiet the blogging brain. Unfortunately, this tactic isn’t working as well as I would like. I am sleeping slightly better, but I’m not able to flesh out most of my ideas in the morning. I end up writing the same crappy drivel, day after day.
Here’s a few of my “genius” ideas from a few nights ago…
Jabberwocky??? What the hell does that mean?!? Seriously, I have NO idea what I meant by this?! I don’t like Star Trek/Star Wars stuff and this is what it sounds like to me. I’m sure it was the title to a blog, but the content? What could this have meant??? Maybe I can’t read my own writing?
Bathroom humor…did something die in there or did you forget to flush? I remember thinking of some really funny shit to go along with this one, but for the life of me, I can’t recall what was so damn funny.
My technological idiocy. Well, I remember it had something to do with the fact that I don’t own an IPod, I’ve never texted before, and my computer crashes when I try to get on yahoo to chat. There was something really funny that was cracking me up in the middle of the night, but sadly, I don’t know what it could have been.
Blogger template idea…if I knew how, I’d scan the picture of what I’ve drawn for my header ideas and share it with you. Just know that it’s a big stick figure, a door, and a small stick figure. Wow. It’s so incredible I can hardly keep myself from calling the nearest Auction House to get an estimate on it’s worth. By the way, do any of you know of a good tutorial website so I can figure out how to have a unique template???
I also think of really funny Random thoughts for which I apparently have such an affinity. But doesn’t that take away from the whole “randomness” of a random thought?
Too bad I can’t remember what it was that was so incredible about these ideas that I felt the need to write them down in the middle of the night. Either I need to start sleeping better or I need write more details (uh, like the actual funny parts).
Just as an FYI, I googled the title to this blog and there are many other people who thought of this, too. Damn, and I thought I was being so clever.
Hey, I’m feeling like an overachiever today…keep scrolling down to see my other post for today (Part IV of the blogging book-a-long).