March 12, 2015

Writing about Writing

Filed under: Uncategorized — mvervinck @ 1:49 am

I am struggling with what to write tonight.  Sometimes when this happens, I read other bloggers SOLC posts just to see what they have written.  I love the variety of the different posts, but am also surprised at how I can relate to many of them.  It amazes me that even though we all come from so many different backgrounds, we all have a lot in common with each other.  I also get ideas, but I don’t always write those ideas down.  I really should.  I’ll read someone’s post and love the format, topic or idea.  Then, I’ll go on and read a few more posts…then more…then more…and all the time when I should be jotting down ideas for my own future posts, I don’t.

I even use some of the links that people have shared. That’s dangerous territory for me.  When I do that, I get lost looking and exploring new places and new sites.  I love just bumbling around and rummaging through the information people have posted.  I am surprised by all of the information that I find that I didn’t even know that I needed to know!  I have to be careful doing this, though, because an hour can pass in what feels like ten minutes.  Time I could be spending doing something a bit more productive.

Well, it may be a bit like a Seinfeld episode, but I guess I’v just written a post about nothing!  That’s OK.  It’s a post and it is a slice of my life!



  1. I understand about the rabbit hoes and feeling like you need to make better use of your time. I’m thinking of using a timer for some different activities that I know to be time-sucks. But exploring and reading both sound like good things to me. I like your insight about even though we are all so different we are also very much the same–we are writers and teachers.

    Comment by kathleenjeannebritto — March 12, 2015 @ 2:16 am | Reply

  2. You had me at Seinfield! This has been a fun chance to see what makes others’ tick. It looks like we are all learning- in a fun way. Keep it up!

    Comment by carolmcbroom — March 12, 2015 @ 2:22 am | Reply

  3. Thank you for sharing this because many of my students have been struggling during the SOL challenge with what to write about. They do great most days, but there is always one day that they hit a writer’s block. I find myself turning to others for inspiration as well and I need to remember to pass that along to them! Thank you 🙂

    Comment by ambogard — March 12, 2015 @ 2:23 am | Reply

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