Losing My Blogging Mojo

Mojo
I got this image off an erectile dysfunction website. No joke.

I’ve been feeling like I’m losing some of my blogging mojo. I’ve been getting significantly less views- it feels like I’ve taken two steps backward.  And I can’t figure it out. I just want make the world laugh and use jazz hands more often. Those are my two missions in life- so why is this so difficult?

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve gone through periods of non-inspiration on this blog before, but this time it feels different. It’s not so much that I’m uninspired it’s that I’m not sure that what inspires me and makes me laugh until I cry is really translating all that well to others. And I want to make the people laugh! (And right now all I can think of is this SNL Monologue– also I may love this man….)

I’m starting to wonder if I’m becoming one of those really desperate comedians who stoop to further and further indignities for a laugh and pretty soon you might be seeing fart jokes on this blog (actually sometimes fart jokes are funny). And panic really starts to set in and I’m thinking- I might have to become a mime. So I go out and buy like, a lot of white face paint and start trying to prepare myself emotionally for the toll this is going to take because I’m pretty sure I will be a terrible mime (I’ve never gone even an hour without talking) but what else is out there for a down-and-out comedy blog writer? Have I lost my comedy blog mojo forever? And then I start crying and singing “Oh where, oh where has my mojo gone? Oh where, oh where can he be? With his laughs real long and his wit real sharp, oh where, oh where can he be? ” And then I offend myself because why does my blog mojo have to be a “he” my mojo is so clearly a “she” and how very sexist of me to sing otherwise.

So, as you can tell, there is a lot going on in my head today. And most of it is nonsensical. Which, isn’t unusual. Nevertheless, I grab a mirror, look myself in the eye, and say “Girl on the Contrary, you are clever, witty, hilarious, and gosh darn it, people like you.”  (There are a lot of SNL references today…) And I just need to get my shiz together. And then I slap myself in the face for dramatic effect.

And then all of a sudden my mojo is back and I have like a ton of ideas for blogs and I take a deep breath and start typing. And also, I got my picture for this blog off an erectile dysfunction website which is hysterical so I think I’m going to be just fine.

20 thoughts on “Losing My Blogging Mojo

  1. Very funny! I saw a comment you made on another blog and it sounded quite intelligent. So, I thought I would check your blog out. And, guess what? You made me laugh! So, I guess you’ve got common sense and humor going for you, girl. That sounds like some pretty good mojo to me.

  2. Sayruh says:

    Don’t worry. I have read every blog post since I first discovered you. You keep me laughing (as I sit all alone in my apartment thinking why can’t I be a cool writer like you). I think we are alike in a lot of ways. And I soooo appreciate your humor and thought process.

    Love it! Please keep entertaining me. 🙂

  3. sabine says:

    I’m sorry, I am still laughing at the Charlie The Unicorn videos. That’s why I haven’t been around as much.

    Seriously, though, (well, seriously, I still AM laughing at them) I always get your posts through e-mail, and I read them 🙂

    Don’t despair, you are still funny. But if you feel like you really need a pep talk, we’ll get you Matt Foley, Motivational Speaker. He lives in a VAN DOWN BY THE RIVER!!! (get the SNL reference?)

    Well, that’s all I’ve got. I don’t comment often as I seldom have anything to say, to anyone. Which is why I don’t even blog.

    You, however, keep it up. I like reading your musings, they’re a lot like what goes on in my mind.

  4. OpentoAdventure says:

    That poor person’s mojo has been missing for 42 years?! No wonder they’ve taken to putting posters on telegraph poles and advertising on erectile dysfunction sites! Although maybe they should be looking in strip joints or on dating websites instead. I doubt the Mojo is sitting around doing nothing…

    Back to you though, you will never need to stoop to fart jokes (although naturally, as a guy I do find fart jokes pretty funny – please don’t hate me!) and mime. Keep your standards Girl, they are of the highest quality!

    I will continue to read your blog because it is one of the best I’ve ever seen. I’ll also continue suggesting your blog to my friends. The only thing I need to improve on is the jazz hands, but I’ll make a sincere and concerted effort to whip them out at every opportunity.

    Love your work, you are a continual source of inspiration, smiles and laughter.

      1. OpentoAdventure says:

        One thing I’ve learned in life – it’s very easy to give pep talks to people who are already awesome. 🙂

  5. I read whenever you post, my email tells me to! I know what you mean about losing your blogging mojo though. My muse buggered off and I can’t find her. I haven’t blogged in a while, mainly because I can’t think of anything to blog about and it makes me feel a bit strange. I want to write, I need to write, if though it’s mindless drivel, but I can’t even summon up the drivel at the moment.

    I’m also really impressed that you say you have lost your mojo but have still had me giggling at my monitor. Thank you.

    (LOVE the picture, it made me giggle like a school girl when I read where you’d found it).

  6. marinasleeps says:

    Awww …. well Girl I am an avid reader! I promise to always be. Maybe if you started making fun of midgets or something … wait you aren’t a midget, are you?

    awww shit ….

  7. Dr. Steve-o says:

    Lost that mojo, what does that feel like, haven’t been able to gain any viewers for my blog. I will read yours, if you read mine, ha, ha,LOL. Thanks from your Deadhead, Merry Pranksters, and most importantly aka Jerry Garcia.

  8. blog hits ebb and flow…it’s tough to look at the numbers after getting the star treatment (freshly pressed)…

    There are days when i write what i feel is the best piece of prose in history…and it gets one hit while some goofy meme gets a dozen.

    it’s the way of the bloggy world.

    the mojo sign is great in and of itself. its source makes it all the more hilarious.

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