March 7, 2014

What to Write About?

Filed under: Uncategorized — mvervinck @ 12:45 am
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Staring at a blank screen

Just staring…

What DID I do today?

I drove a lot.

I start to type

Then, I stop…

B o r i n g

Delete delete delete delete delete delete delete

Now what?

I lectured about child language acquisition.

Even more b o r i n g

My kids?


My dog?


What I ate for dinner?


I hear the dog whining at the door,

so I get up and let him out.

I sit back down and look at the computer keys.

Does inspirations strike?


It’s one of those days where I do a lot but a lot of nothing-out-of-the-ordinary.

On second thought,

That’s OK.

I’ll take a whole bunch more of days like these!


I start typing.

Ah…a thought trail,

(Oh, wait…that’s my other blog site creeping in…)


even though this post isn’t my best,

I did do it.

It’s a slice of my life!




  1. It is a slice! A very honest slice. 🙂 I enjoyed reading it, and really could relate. 🙂

    Comment by onathought — March 7, 2014 @ 12:59 am | Reply

  2. Exactly! Every day cannot be your best, and we try to show students that it’s ok to have an “off” day. Usually you can look back and recreate the “bad” writing, improving it, making it fabulous! Keep it up!

    Comment by Jennifer Sniadecki — March 7, 2014 @ 1:00 am | Reply

  3. I am having the same kind of night! Sometimes I wonder if the delete key is a help or a hinderance. Glad you went for it anyway!

    Comment by marc-aureled — March 7, 2014 @ 1:03 am | Reply

  4. Love your blog! 🙂 And know the feeling!

    Comment by Michelle Brezek — March 7, 2014 @ 1:21 am | Reply

  5. Thanks for the honest slice. I really liked it! Sometimes uneventful is good!

    Comment by Beth Hillerns — March 7, 2014 @ 1:31 am | Reply

  6. This is great! My sentiments exactly.

    Comment by alybee930 — March 7, 2014 @ 6:45 am | Reply

  7. Uneventful is the best kind of ordinary. Enjoyed following your thinking. Am curious about the language acquisition lecture and the details of dinner and dog.

    Comment by Lee Ann Spillane (@spillarke) — March 8, 2014 @ 3:04 pm | Reply

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