I’d like to call it Writers’ Block, but it extends beyond writing. It’s like a full-on creative block.
So, I’ll do a little blog-like housekeeping.
First of all, I have received quite a warm welcome to the local blogging scene. For those who haven’t heard the story, I was noticed by another blogger here in town who casually mentioned me in a blog post of his own. From there, things have escalated to the point where I can’t possibly keep up with the all of the blogs that now “follow” me. I am totally enjoying it and and just need to figure out how to do all of the blogging that I’d like.
Secondly, I’m looking for ideas. We can call this a little bit of blogger brainstorming. I’m a member of a Toastmasters Internation club, which encourages improvement in leadership and public speaking, and I have signed up to give a speech on Monday. I had a topic selected and had started gathering thoughts/material, but I’ve since ditched that topic because I just wasn’t “feelin’ it”. But as I already mentioned, I’m stuck in a rut where the creative juices just aren’t flowing for me. Does anyone else have any ideas?
The speech is supposed to be between 5 and 7 minutes long. That isn’t a whole lot of time to develop a deep topic. As such, I have a history of keeping my speeches very light and almost silly. Previously I have spoken on the topics of People Watching and Starting a Blog, so I’m game for just about anything. The speech can be informative, persuasive, or merely for entertainment. But, with all of this freedom, I’m struggling to get a decent topic. All suggestions are gladly welcomed, and I’m excited to see if I can make a speech out of something that is suggested through the blog… perhaps that will be something for me to write about later .