Monday, July 26, 2010

Post...Poned

Well, I'm supposed to post another Jordan trip segment tomorrow and I can already post with certainty that it will not happen.  I'm in a minor funk with ... well, just about everything.  My mood is fine but, when it comes to Homer's Travels posts or photography, I just feel Meh.

I'm especially  disappointed in the photography department.  While I've taken some good pictures, I just don't feel that I've taken any that really make me go "wow."  There have been times when it's been hard for me to pull out the camera because I anticipate taking another mediocre capture.

The same goes with writing posts.  I occasionally go back and read old posts and I can see a decrease in quality over the years.  At least, that's how it feels to me.  I read some old post and think "that's not half bad" then I look at some draft that I've been working on and it feels uninspired and forced.

Blah.

7 comments:

  1. gotta be the heat! Heat index of 105 to 110 today. Stay cool...the mood will pass. Eat some chocolate ice cream.

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  2. Your MiL agrees with your Mom, Homer's Travels is the first thing I check every morning.

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  3. You know, I've been meaning to speak to you about the quality of work around here... ;)

    Take a break from it all, man. Try this (when the weather is better) go on a hike without the gear. No camera. No GPS. No geocaches to find. Maybe a book, to read under a tree. Just enjoy being out there. Maybe without the pressure to perform, the mental synapses will start firing again.

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  4. I have done my part by asking him to help me do a deep cleaning of the house (as my mother (MiL)taught me to do). I thought it might distract him. I don't think it worked. He just thinks I'm a freak about cleanliness. Maybe I am. Thanks Mom.

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  5. I'm thinking you need to go to a wedding and eat cake, dance and have a kick*** time. I think I can get you in at a wedding on the 14th. :)

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  6. I like geekhiker's suggestion.

    You're a great writer-and I totally understand the blah feeling when you review your stuff. I feel like for every 10 posts, maybe 1 is something I am really happy about. Just keep writing-you're doing a great job, and eventually you'll feel it too. :)

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  7. Mom: You could be right. I really haven't gone out much because of the humidity.

    MIL: Thanks. I know I haven't posted much lately. Taking a break.

    GH: Har Har. The prospect of leaving the house without a gadget is scary. I always find the cool things to photograph when I don't have my camera with me - drives me nuts. Unfortunately if I sat under a tree on some trail, I would sweat my guts out and the book would likely turn to mush.

    Wife: After cleaning the house for two days straight, I think I've convinced you that you are crazy ;)

    MoH: You are so right. A wedding sounds so much better than cleaning. And I get CAKE!!! Woo Hoo!

    Miss McC: Thank you. I keep telling myself that I'll get better and everyone seems to like what i write so I just have to keep at it ... after a short break.

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