You started a blog. Maybe you started it for Blaugust or another blogging initiative, or maybe you did it all on your own. Either way, it exists, and now you have to write in it. Except–you don’t. Days, weeks, maybe even months go by without a word. What’s a writer to do?
Make up excuses of course!
1. You forgot about it
A 100% legit reason to not post during Blaugust. Summer goes by quickly: one day the snow is melting and the next the leaves are starting to change. One might forget the entire month of August exists. It’s completely understandable.
2. You got sick
You got a cold/food poisoning/covid/plague/poison ivy/you name it. How can you be expected to blog when you’re projectile vomiting or scratching yourself silly? And unlike work, you don’t even need to make sure you sound appropriately sick on the phone!
3. You went on vacation
August is in the summer. In the summer, people like to go on vacation. But honestly this excuse could work year round: color tours, ski trips, getaways to coastal beaches. Just make sure you take a few pictures to put in your blog when you get back.
(I’m going to need this excuse next week because I’m going camping!)
4. Your dog ate it
I’m not sure how a dog would eat a blog, but I’m 100% down with this excuse.
5. You had a family emergency
This sounds dire, but it could be that little Johnny spilled his milk two weeks ago and you just haven’t had the drive to write in your blog since then. No one really wants the details, anyway.
6. You were too busy with work
You’ve got deadlines to meet. This quarter will be done before you know it!
7. You’re having technical difficulties
Your PC is in the shop. Your internet’s been down. You dropped your phone down a sewer grate. What are you supposed to do, write blog posts on pen and paper like people wrote in journals in the olden days? Ridiculous.
8. You’re no longer interested in the topic your blog is about
Your blog was supposed to be about simulation games from the 90s, but now you’re only into adventure games based on popular IPs. You don’t think your audience can make the shift, so you stop blogging for a while until the urge to play Sim Isle comes back.