Infernal Ramblings
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Writer's Block

Written by johnleemk on 10:51:17 am May 26, 2005.

Every writer dreads writer's block. It's the bane of anyone who has ever taken up a pen to write; it's like this horrid feeling of having something in mind to write, and yet not knowing what words to use. Or, in some cases, not knowing what to write at all.

Generally, the solution often offered is to write, even if it's crappy. I've decided that's decent advice, so here goes...

Actually, it's not that I can't think of anything to write about. It's more along the lines of having too many things to write about and not enough time to write them down. Working in my father's office isn't very conducive because you have to keep track of the time, making me lazy to actually start writing.

I'm not too sure why, but I guess that my blog's limited audience has something to do with it. Sure, I love writing, but there's not much point when you're writing to yourself.

Clearly, I need to promote this site more. It's got a niche, that's for sure; the problem is how to advertise it without paying money or looking like a jackass. Another worrying part is that considering the subject matter and the length of my writings, it's going to be hard to find a Malaysian who can sit down and read for more than a minute.

Perhaps I should diversify; that might solve the problem. I haven't had enough "real" traditional blog postings lately (i.e. this one, although generally blog entries are shorter).

Ah, well, that's for another time. I've reached the next stage of writer's block now; there's nothing left to write. Till we meet again, fair reader.

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