Where’s the inspiration gone? When writers block just won’t let up.

My name is Cameron and I have a confession to make. It has been 2 years since my last new blog post.

Seriously? 2 years? How did that happen?

Well… what happened was life happened, and then, somehow inspiration just seemed to dry up.

I sat down this morning and started reading through some of the blog posts I put out during the period of 2018 to 2020, and there were a lot of them. Somehow, I was churning out at least a couple of posts a week, and unless I was really proud of what I’d written, there was no way I would have hit the publish button.

And it started to show. The harder I worked and the more people that began to learn of my views, opinions and abilities, the more interest it created. I look back on the discussions I had with different business owners, marketers and creatives at the time with a great deal of fondness.

Inspiration kept on striking. I didn’t always know where it came from, but there it was.

All it took was an observation, a discussion, a reflection or something I’d read for the spark to ignite and away I’d go with my own personal opinion piece.

I loved it.

But that’s when life threw me a curve ball.

As we all know, sometimes unexpected events can happen. What I got hit with in 2020 wasn’t COVID related, it wasn’t the usual challenges that we were all facing at the time. It was what came on top of that which hit me for six.

It was a life event that knocked me down hard both mentally and emotionally, yet I had no choice but to remain strong as the only other option was to lose the people that were the closest to me.

It completely took over my life. It’s all I could think about. It was all I could focus on. I was forced to engross myself in a headspace of nothing but rational and factual reporting and needlessly defending myself, regardless of how I was feeling, while the creative/strategic part of my brain that I’d previously thrived in slowly dwindled away.

Before long, I couldn’t even start to think of how to approach the world I was in before.

And now…

As I look back on those ‘glory days’ of writing and strategy through the eyes of 2022, I’m incredibly conflicted. On one hand I’m feeling immensely proud of the body of work I put together, while on the other, I’m feeling completely detached from the person that I was when I wrote them.

Who was he? How did he do that? And most importantly how do I get back there?

Well, now that the worst has passed, I’m ready to give it my best shot. I don’t quite know what to expect, but I’m sure as hell looking forward to the journey.

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2 thoughts on “Where’s the inspiration gone? When writers block just won’t let up.

  1. Welcome back to the blogosphere! Yeah, the Hiatus Monster™ claims us sometimes, but what’s important is that we always find our way back to our craft. It’s always great to look back and see how far we’ve evolved as writers too, so even if you feel detached from the old you, it can at least function as a journal of sorts. Wishing you all the best for your return!

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