So here's the thing: Blogstipation (a complete mental blockage preventing one from composing - or even ideating! - any remotely interesting blog posts) is inevitable for bloggers. Eventually, we all get there - we catch a cold that drags us down, we have one too many sleepless nights, or we fall prey to the mind-numbing insanity that really only comes from singing "Baby Beluga" eighteen times in a row. Really, we all get there.
I've been pretty lucky, though, in that I can come up with a post that I think is interesting (and really, that's what matters most since this is a personal blog) the vast majority of the time. It seems like there's always an idea or two (or twelve) floating around in my mind, so pulling one out and putting it into publishable words isn't generally too hard. As of this moment, I've probably got about three concrete ideas and another five-ish half-formed thoughts just waiting to become posts on one of my sites. Which really just begs the question: Why the hell am I talking about blogstipation if I don't have it?
A few other folks I know around the blogosphere have remedied blogstipation episodes with a clever pass-the-buck strategy: They asked their readers to submit questions, to then be answered in a future post (or posts). I think it took Ali four or five posts to answer all her questions, and Mrs. Chicky's barely begun her answering. The questions have ranged anywhere from "What's your favorite book?" to "What fictional characters would you most like to meet?" to "Can I have your love child?" (Okay, so that last one might have just been asked by me to Ali. She has agreed.) The answers have been amusing, interesting, and enlightening. All in all, everyone wins: Blogstipation is cured with fascinating, reader-driven content.
So I thought that maybe you all might have some questions for me. Even if I'm not hard-pressed for things to write, I really want to know what you want to know. Dig deep! Probe! (Hahahaha - probe. I'm so immature.) No question is too personal - you know me, I'll talk about anything. Even my close friends who are reading: What would you like to see me write about? What have you always wondered about me, but been afraid to ask?
Let it out, folks. I'm ready and waiting.