Sunday, April 15, 2012

Blogger's block. And hockey.

I don't really know what to do here anymore.

I've been kind of MIA from the blog lately. I don't know, something inside me just kinda dried up. I have a couple ideas for posts, but it seems like the world of YA blogs has just gotten so fancy and I feel like I'll be left in the dust for keeping it simple, y'know? I don't do flashy pictures (I actually find it very tiresome to add pictures to my blog posts and avoid it at all costs), I don't do detailed reviews listing all the book info and links and all that fancy stuff everyone else seems to do.

I want to keep it real here. I want this blog to be a treasure trove of randomosity, but at at the same time, sometimes when I'm writing posts or brainstorming I think to myself, "Who do you think you are? Who would want to read this? You're nobody."

Am I wrong?

But then, nobody is forced to read my blog shit. Really I shouldn't care what I post, because it is mine, after all. Right?

: /

Anyway, it's Stanley Cup playoff time. Canucks are down two games in the series agains the L.A. Kings, which makes me annoyed because we're so much better than the Kings almost all the time but come playoff time, we fall apart? What? Game 3 starts right now, and I'm hiding away in my room instead of joining the family to watch it. Hockey love hurts. I don't want to see them lose. I think I'll join in mid-first period, to take the anxiety off. The opening minutes hurt sometimes.

I love hockey. That thought just occurred to me. I've kind of entertained the thought (very, very quietly in the back of my mind) of starting a hockey blog, but then, I'm not an expert commentator and all I can really offer is one girl's opinion. But then, what's the matter with that, right? And who cares about audience? I could write hockey rants to my heart's content, just for me.

Also I'm entertaining the thought of writing a YA novel that takes place in the NHL world. Again, thoughts of who would want to read that? keep coming at me.

I guess, what I'm trying to tell you (and myself) is not to worry about what other people think.

Yeah. That.

I guess.

go canucks go!


  1. I think the same way sometimes about the blog. What can I do to get more people to follow. But I want to keep it real to me too. Even though I started blogging this fall, I think I'm just starting to find my way in all this.

    I think a hockey story would be cool. I'd thought of that too--not the NHL, but doing a girl in high school hockey.

    I'm curious as to what you were thinking of doing, since the NHL is adults. How would you incorporate that into YA? Would it be a child of a hockey player? You should go for it.

    1. I've been thinking about the story for a year now :P

      It's a head coach's daughter who works as a social media coordinator/blogger. She travels with the team and has basically grown up in the NHL. The story would start at the trade deadline, when her team acquires a rookie player she knew once upon a time.

      I'm actually pretty excited about this idea now, after writing it out! I should start outlining :)

  2. Aww, I like your blog posts! But then again I'm also a nobody so maybe that doesn't count. Anyway, totally agree that we should just do what's right for us. :)

  3. A year? Definitely time to start working!

    Very cool & unique idea. And I'm not necessarily a hockey fanatic--I like it, but I don't pay attention to more than my college and my 7 yr old son's games. But I think it'd be fascinating to learn about the life of someone in the NHL.

    Good luck.

  4. :) I'm turning 18 in a few days, have been playing Hockey for 6 years.

    There's this groundbreaking satisfaction from crucial goals... And just when you think it can't get any better, you look around and see your teammates howling and giggling in a similar fashion.

    If only I could condense all that emotion into a small vial and keep it close to me. But faint memories of it will suffice for now.

    Anyway, blogging is an extension of your maturing thought process and it should help you grapple with issues and be creative. So yes keep it real :) Don't let anyone cram your style!!!