Tuesday, June 12, 2012


Yesterday, something prompted me to click on the never-published draft of a blog post written weeks ago, only to discover there was one measly line. A completely unfinished thought I can't, for the life of me, decipher.

It seems that a switch has flipped. 

I began to scroll through to see what other words had been abandoned and discovered that, in four years of blogging, I only have five unfinished blog posts.  Each with just one line. Each just about to become ridiculous, no doubt.

[Insert transition here. i.e. There is no time for me to think up a transition]

It's the morning I forget my book.  The morning my music player dies. 

The weather here in the northeast is just right.  

I consider myself a fairly calm person.

Maybe it's vain to wonder where I was going with each of these but I do wonder.  Sounds like they were about to become rants or melancholy reflections (And  I've never posted a melancholy reflection before. No Sir. Never.)  I do tend to stop myself from rants (though a few have crept in over the years.)

Do you stop yourself from writing certain blog posts?  Any drafts you'd like to share here? 


  1. I stop myself from blogging about certain frustrations of the teaching profession -- because I don't want to get fired. ;D

    I read about a woman who was fired because she referred to her high school students as "germbags" on Facebook after catching the flu from them.

    Ill-advised? Certainly. A fire-able offense? Seems like an over-reaction to me. But that's the way it is right now.

  2. I have stopped myself writing so many blog posts, before I have even written a line. Your unpublished lines are certainly thought provoking.

  3. Awesome idea for a post! I checked my drafts and found six drafts.
    Here's one:

    Three out of four of my sons have played baseball since the age of 6. (Our 5 yr old will start next year. He can't wait! :D ) <--- I was going to do a post about adults attitudes...poor vs. positive sportsmanship... when it comes to little league, and relate it to the writing world, but have no clue why I never finished it. :/

    Thanks for this great post!

  4. I do the same!! The difference is I usually only get a title down, most recent one:

    "The Sound of Sunshine" -- I know it was meant to reflect on the MIchael Franti + Spearhead concert, but I somehow never managed to get it down and the moment passed me by. Sigh.