Friday, January 02, 2009

Bone Dry

Boy, I just can't seem to think of anything to write about on this blog lately.

The funny thing is, I have moments of inspiration almost daily, but they don't occur during the time I'm here at the keyboard. They seem to pass into complete oblivion by the time I try to remember them so I can type them out.

I hear many bloggers say that some of the best and most interesting posts and discussion threads came from entries that were uninspired and didn't seem to amount to much initially. There's probably something to that. Some of the greatest inventions and breakthroughs were discovered accidentally, sort of like LSD. Well, maybe that's not such a good example after all. Hofmann claims it wasn't just a chance discovery, in the purest sense of that expression.

I wonder if somebody out there who blogs successfully has tips on how to harness inspired thoughts and retain them, so they can lead to blog entries. Anyone? I don't want to resort to carrying around a tape recorder. Well, that's ancient technology, anyway -- I guess it would be a MP3 player with recording capability now. And I don't want to scribble thoughts onto note cards. Oops, more ancient technology -- these days, it would be some sort of PDA, I guess.

Maybe what I should do is start a blog which self-consciously looks at what's involved in trying to blog, and how fruitless/difficult the process is. Oh wait, there's somebody already doing that, apparently.


  1. You already have everything you need - it's called a cell phone. You can:

    1) Use its voice recorder feature to capture voice notes.

    2) Call your home or work phone and leave a vmail.

    3) Use Jott to send a short message to yourself that will be transcribed to text and waiting for you in your email inbox when you get home.

    4) Use the camera to capture something you see and send it to yourself.

    You're welcome.

  2. I use the old ancient technology of jotting it down on paper. but then comes the task of trying to retain all that made it seem so interesting to begin with and taking the time to write the post.