Article: Uninsperation – An Article About Being Being Uninspired When Trying to Write an Article
[ Article By: Liam Walters ]
[Originally posted: 13/08/2010]
So this is a somewhat follow-up on my last Article about Procrastination. In that last article, I talked about how low and behold, I couldn’t finish a transformers article because I just kept putting it off to the point where I just didn’t want to do it any more. (Just in case you were wondering, I still haven’t written anything more on the review, and there’s a good chance that I wont write any more for it anyway).
So as I decided to focus more on articles, I started trying to come up with idea’s and content to write for the articles. Now here was the thing. I actually wanted to start writing something, but I could not think of ANYTHING to write at all. I mean, what the hell. When I have things to write about, I’m not in the mood to, but as soon as I want to write something, I can’t think of anything to write! Is god fucking around with me or something. I’m actually starting to think so, because when I finally decided to go write this article, I found myself not really being in the mood to write any more, and now its taken me nearly a whole week just to get me onto writing it.
Don’t get me wrong, I know not that many people really read these articles, but I would still like to try to get at least one out a week. And it’s not like the writing fairy has come over and said ‘Thou shalt not write no more!’ in a deep booming voice. No. Because I can still write as evidenced by my last blog and the ramble I posted yesterday.
I know I know, this is different because I have to try to focus on one topic, and also with the way I want my articles to be, I also need to do this funny, cynical satire type of writing. I mean, I don’t even know if half of this is actually funny. I’m not really trying to make it funny all that much, like, I do exaggerate and blow things out of proportion because its funny, but I fear I’m getting off topic a little here.
So back to my original point. Why does it seem like the whole worlds trying to stop me from writing these articles. I don’t know, maybe its just me. I am kind of a moron when it comes to stuff like this. I go through so many fads its uncountable. Just stuff like making vlogs, doing commentaries, doing reviews, doing animation and all this other stuff that I have been right into, until I actually start doing it. At that point, I realise how much effort it takes and just give in, because I can’t really motivate myself to do something if I feel like no ones going to really care about it.
That’s my problem, maybe I would have more people reading my stuff or watching my videos if I actually stuck at half the projects that I start, and see them through to the end. I just expect to get known so quickly, so I can use the fact that people are interested as motivation to keep moving me forward and doing new things.
But in the end, I do think I’m learning. I am actually writing this article now, and hopefully I’ll be able to do more soon and keep an average posting rate going. Who knows, maybe what I said would come true. If I stick to something, I may actually draw fans in.
Wow, my ego is that small that I need validation from others just to keep going. I’m such a loser.
Ah well, there so many famous losers on the internet, if I do get well-known then I’m only adding to the rest. And if I don’t, well, Internet obscurity is quite a comforting place.
I never really know how to end these things, so yeah… Comment, share and do all that twoddle.