Lost: One Mojo

Last week I attended BlissDom, a women’s blogging conference in Nashville. I want to tell you all about the writing workshops I attended, drinking in the tips and ideas like a strawberry margarita on a hot day. (And finding myself a little tipsy afterward even!)

I want to describe the incredible women I met, women who are pretty much living out my dreams as we speak (or as I type).

I want to complain just a little bit about how freakin’ lucky Jody is. (Just kidding, my friend!) (I’ve gotta stay on her good side so she’ll continue to let me ride on her coattails to fame and fortune. 🙂

I want to tell you all that and more.

But I can’t.

You see, something very strange and unexpected has happened. Something almost paradoxical.

I found my inspiration at BlissDom, but in doing so . . . I seem to have lost my mojo.

The words that are appearing as I peck on my keyboard are boring, lame, inadequate.

Blechy, really.

Suddenly I don’t seem to be funny, interesting, or even coherent at times.

Maybe I’m just trying too hard, frozen by the fear of not measuring up to the talented masses.

Maybe I’m too tired after several late nights and 24 hours in a minivan.

Or maybe all those Hershey’s Bliss chocolates and Little Debbie Nutty Bars I ingested have altered my blood sugar and affected my brain function.

No matter the reason, I’d really like my mojo back.

So if you see it lying around somewhere, looking sad and neglected wearing yesterday’s clothing and holding out a tin cup for spare change, could you please let me know?


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8 thoughts on “Lost: One Mojo”

  1. I’ve felt the same way- often! Sometimes it helps to ask myself why I started blogging anyway…to create something that would last, to communicate with the outside world, to play with words and how they fit together. If that doesn’t help – I try a good night sleep and a chocolate brownie! 🙂
    .-= Melinda´s last blog ..Cleaning the Refrigerator Casserole =-.

  2. Thanks for commenting, Melinda! So glad to know I’m not the only one! And I looove your suggestion of a chocolate brownie. Does Hershey’s Bliss count, because I’ve already had one of those for breakfast this morning! 🙂 You’re right, though, it’s important to remember WHY we started blogging, and what it is about writing that makes us what to keep doing it, day after day and year after year!

  3. I always get a little weird right before and right after I hand out a ton of business cards telling people to come read my stuff. What if they actually do, and then think “This? This is what you printed up a card about?”
    It usually passes in a few days.

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