…An aspiring author grapples with his first blog…
Blogety Blog, Blogety Blog, Blogety Blog, thought the struggling author, as the theme tune to ‘Blankety Blank’ ran through his head once again. What to write about? I mean ‘blogging’, that is. It had all seemed so easy at first. Just write the first thing that comes into your head and everything will be okay. Surely it can’t be that difficult? But after having stared at the screen for hours now, endlessly composing and deleting the same tired lines over and over, desperation was starting to set in.
“What can I write about?!” his mind railed in frustration. “Should I write about my books?” he asked himself. “Should I write about the trials and tribulations of being an author? Maybe, I could write about my adventures in New Zealand and Northern Thailand? Now that might just make people smile,” he continued, as his internal monologue rattled on. “Perhaps I could write about my life as a bar owner and restraunter, or maybe I could entertain people by sharing my various likes and dislikes as they relate to movies, TV and books?” The theme tune to ‘Blankety Blank’ chose that moment to run through his head again, triggering a flashback of presenter Les Dawson asking the person operating the game show screen to ‘reveal the Leg-End’.
Then, as fleetingly as it had arrived, the theme tune vanished and along with it, the authour’s doubt. “I know!” he shouted to the grim grey walls of his self-imposed prison-study, “I’ll do it all! That’s what I’ll do. I’ll write about everything and to hell with the consequences! Maybe they’ll like it. Maybe they’ll hate it, Maybe they’ll just ignore it, but at least it will be out there!” And with that, as his exhausted head hit the unyielding wooden desktop, his finger clicked reflexively on the mouse button and he published his first blog.
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