Musings of a Chicago-Born New Yorker

How Do Yo Say…

Would you ever write a blog post that said, “I don’t feel like talking to you right now?”

I’m sure we’ve all read a blog at some point that said how much the blogger didn’t feel like blogging or how they were in the doldrums or something like that. I find myself wondering if they’re still sugar coating.

I’d like to see a leave-me-the-hell-alone for a week blog post. Something that honestly expresses a person’s feelings. You have that moment where you don’t feel like responding to comments, you don’t feel like posting, you don’t feel like reading anyone else’s blog.

Just be real and say you need a break. You’ll be back, we understand.

I started thinking about this because I didn’t feel like blogging today. I didn’t feel like responding to comments. And I didn’t feel like doing anything but asking everyone to give me some space for 48 hrs.

And then I started thinking about what would happen if someone really wrote that type of post. And suddenly, I wanted to blog about it. And once I finish writing this post, I’ll go respond to some comments.

How do you deal when you don’t feel like writing? I don’t mean when you have nothing to say, but when you just don’t feel like it.

And does your apathy extend to the rest of your life? Do you let calls go to voicemail too?

Am I the only who likes being left alone sometimes? So maybe this time it was a fleeting moment because I’m texting and chatting on my cell as I’m writing this post, but I really do feel that way sometimes.

After alluding to not wanting to talk to anyone, I realize it’s not true. I love your comments. You all crack me up. Even better is when my commenters interact with each other. When I’m quite certain you don’t read each other’s blogs, but you talk to each other in my comments section, I feel like I’m bringing people together.

And now I’m feeling all warm and fuzzy and I want a hug instead of a cone of silence. Funny how that works sometimes.

2 responses

  1. silverneurotic

    If I don’t feel like writing or commenting on blogs, I usually just don’t. I don’t really make a big deal about it unless it’s been an unusually long time since I last posted. Then I might make a post explaining that I just need a break. I’ve been doing this long enough that I don’t feel guilty about it anymore.

    July 24, 2012 at 16:43

    • Your comments always make me want to say “right on” 1970s style. Either that or, “I do what I want” South Park style. Ha ha. But I hear you though, there’s no need to write out a full explanation, especially if what you have to explain can come off as toxic.

      July 25, 2012 at 03:12