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The Desire To Blog

So, I haven’t posted in a while. The Montreal summer, house hunting, a job that has required my focus, allergies… there have been many reasons I haven’t dipped my virtual pen in my virtual ink pot. Really though, all excuses.

I was speaking with a colleague last week and somehow – I don’t remember how – we got to talking about being ‘detail oriented’. I had mentioned something along the lines of how I have to check certain things because some people are just not detail oriented. “It’s a matter of desire” he said. “People are as detail oriented as they want to be.” It rang true for me, being one of those non-detail-oriented people in a former life.

Blogs are a matter of desire too. When all said and done, if I’d had the desire to actually write a blog post over the summer, I would have, regardless of parenting duties, late nights at work, or marching around open houses on the weekends. It’s not as if nothing has happened, or I’ve had nothing to say either:

– The rioting in England. I sat and watched, and shook my head at that. I’ll put my thoughts in the next post.

– A hot, hot, hot summer in Montreal. As hot as I remember in my 11 summers here. What a pity I’ve spent most of it…

– House hunting in Montreal’s West Island. And, without any luck.

– And, I believe we had a Royal visit in Canada too… when they came to Montreal, I donned my England football jersey, got in the car… and left town for the weekend.

Has my blog posting desire returned? Well, only time will tell, right?

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  1. August 20, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Hey Jason, glad to see you back! Hope your desire has returned & I can look forward to more enjoyable reading!

  2. August 20, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    I have battled this as well. Why blog? For whose benefit is it, really? Don’t I have better things to do? What else SHOULD I be doing? I have found that it does come and go. Good luck on finding your bloggy mojo.

  3. August 20, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Yup – I’ve asked all those questions. And really, I know the answers… but it doesn’t stop the self-doubt, and the constant motivation battle. It (the desire to blog) certainly does come and go. Thanks for the support – really appreciate it.

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    April 30, 2014 at 5:17 pm

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