The idea always strikes at a moment when neither pen nor paper are handy – in the car, in the shower, while changing a diaper. You swear you’re going to remember, you chant it like a mantra for a few minutes to make sure the idea sticks, you even start to write the post in your head.
You smile to yourself, sure that you’ve hit on the great blog post. The one everyone is going to rush to comment on, the one that you’re going to share with pride on Stumble Upon, momShare, Kirtsy, Facebook, and everywhere. The one that you’ll mention with pride when people ask you about your best post ever.
Then you finally get a moment to sit in front of a computer. You launch the browser and…
Complete and utter blank. No brilliant post. Not even a mediocre or piss-poor post. Just nothing.
You search your brain desperately for that spark of brilliance. Some nights you catch a glimpse of it and you pick at it until the idea comes back to you. But all too often there’s just nothing.
So you write something, anything, whatever comes to mind. And you swear to yourself that you’ll be better about taking notes next time. Then you post and lament the fact that once again the perfect post has eluded you, that the world will have to wait for your brilliance.
Pat on the back to the people who guessed that, yes, tonight I blanked on the perfect post that I spent much of the afternoon compiling in my head. Now where’s that notebook again?…