So, as some of you may know, Rodney Ho of the AJC wrote an excellent article on local podcasters recently. What some of you may also know is that Rodney interviewed me for the piece but ultimately decided not to include my infrequent podcast. I completely concur that my meager contributions to the community (both locally and podcast-wise) probably don’t merit mention. Bill’s podcast is easily more focused, better produced and on a regular schedule. Count me both impressed and jealous.
The main reason I blog/podcast/contribute online is to a) spread my special brand of love across the internet AND b) find out more about myself by actively engaging in conversation. Sounds simple enough, right? Well, the truth is that the whole endeavor of blogging/podcasting isn’t always a natural excercise. I’m finding this especially true upon my return from vacation.
I guess it’s the same old story about writers’ block. It’s not so much that I lack good ideas/stories/anectdotes, but I just can’t find the motivation to get started. As my yearly post total indicates, once I’m on a roll I can keep it up, but how to get on that roll?
I’m particularly vexxed by my ongoing contribution to the Atlanta Metroblog. I sometimes feel like the Middle School yearbook photographer amongst actual reporters, which is to say: lost. My posts are all “best of” and “top x list” re-hashes with little actual city-inspired or personal content. Is this all a metro-worker/suburb-dweller has to offer? I hope not.
My blogmates are all more than worthy, but I’m just not feeling it. How do I overcome my posting shyness and self-doubt? What should I be discussing? I don’t want to be the blog orphan. Is this even a problem?
Comments welcome and encouraged. Maybe they’ll inspire me to write, speak, create or, *shudder*, listen.