Many people ask me:
"As a person who writes a blog post every day without exception, and has done so for years, what do you do when you can't think of anything to write?"
Well, they would ask me that if they read my blog, or weren't shy, or they were a real person, or whatever their thing is.
But if they did ask me, here is how I would answer:
I can always think of something to write!
But if, hypothetically, I couldn't think of anything, I would pose myself a hypothetical question posed by a hypothetical reader. Then I would answer it.
"But what if you couldn't think of a hypothetical question, or a hypothetical reader, or a hypothetical answer?"
"And your fingers were temporarily injured so you couldn't type, and your Internet was down, and you were really thirsty, and you were in a bad mood, and you had, um, I don't know, a cold, or maybe you were really sleepy?"
Oh. I guess I'd just show a picture or something.
"That was what I was going to guess!"
Nice job then.
"So what picture are you going to show?"
Um, none. I had an idea for a blog post, so it didn't come to that.
"If you had an idea for a blog post why was there a hypothetical question? Actually there were several."
That was just a coincidence.
"So, I think a bird picture would be good."
"No, the other one, okay?"
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If you were wondering, yes, you should comment. Not only does it remind me that I must write in intelligible English because someone is actually reading what I write, but it is also a pleasure for me since I am interested in anything you have to say.
I respond to pretty much every comment. It's like a free personalized blog post!
One last detail: If you are commenting on a post more than two weeks old I have to go in and approve it. It's sort of a spam protection device. Also, rarely, a comment will go to spam on its own. Give either of those a day or two and your comment will show up on the blog.