I wonder if anybody has noticed that I have not posted since Sunday. I have no valid excuse. I have a few lame ones but I am loathe to share them, largely because my mother reads this blog and I don’t want her to worry. Ooh, too late now, unless I delete this paragraph.
I can’t do that. I haven’t posted for three days; I can’t get the type-it-in-backspace-it-out disease now.
However, it seems I can possibly get the hit-Save-but-don’t-Publish-it disease. I confess to having a few atrophied partial posts floating in my Drafts. Every so often I pull one out and try to finish it. No luck so far.
So basically, what I am offering today is Yet Another Post About Being Unable To Make A Decent Blog Post. Could that possibly be worth a three day wait? You tell me.
The main reason I have not been able to post is my ongoing struggles with depression. I dislike mentioning it, because I do not want to be whining, especially as I feel my problems are far less than what others deal with. Incidentally, the latter reflection makes me feel even worse. What an ungrateful wretch am I!
However, perhaps other readers also suffer from depression, and they might like to feel that they are not alone. They may even get a frisson of superiority if they are dealing with their problems with greater aplomb than I can muster. Remember: no life is wasted, because one can always stand as a bad example.
In summary: I have not been posting lately, because I have felt paralyzed by my depression. However, it is nothing for anybody to worry about, should anybody feel so inclined. This will probably just morph over into a common or garden post-Christmas letdown. I have survived those before.
On the brighter side (see, I can usually find one of those), once I hit Publish, I have finally made a blog post. Phew! I was getting worried that not posting was going to become a habit.