“If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time or the tools to write.” Steven King
Another Slice of Life Tuesday is here and I am floundering for a topic. I made a promise to myself that I would keep up with the Tuesday Slice of Life posts, but I have been disappointed with my regularity. And the few posts I have made since the March challenge have been “eh” at best. The challenge of writing a new post each day during March was life changing for me and I had high hopes to continue on, but I am in a rut and can’t seem to get out.
On my drive to work today I was thinking about my slump and possible reasons for not being able to generate anything of importance. A few ideas slipped into my mind, but they seemed drab and inconsequential. In the process of brainstorming topics I had a huge aha when I realized that I hadn't been keeping up with my reading either. Of course I can't write, I have no new material to refresh my brain, to keep it oiled and working like new. Without the input there can be no output!So today I am vowing to get back into my groove by reading and keeping up with my Professional Learning Network, PLN, through twitter chats, memes, and various followings. I am certain that by next week I’ll have all kinds of great new thoughts to write about for my Tuesday Slice of Life post.
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