I've written previously about blogging topics that never come to fruition. In addition just simply never getting around too it, as was the case with this list of abandoned blog ideas, there are three main reasons I end up not writing about a topic that pops into my head, even if I really wanted to and initially thought it would have made an awesome post.
1. It's no longer timely. Truth: Momma is a good-intentioned procrastinator. I will never be one of those bloggers who has it together enough to write about current events or something trendy or controversial and generating lots of responses. Mostly I just end up debating the issue in my own head until it's too late to do much about it.
2. My thoughts are often more snarky than encouraging or informative. This is what sparked this short post, which has consistently been in my top-ten most viewed since the week I shared it. Sometimes things sound a lot better in my own brain, and I stop myself before I spew them out.
3. I simply cannot remember what I wanted to write about. This is the biggest reason by far. I wish I could just turn my brain off when I'm driving, showering, nursing A in the middle of the night, or otherwise unable to jot something down. I've started keeping a dry erase board on the refrigerator so I can at least attempt to write cryptic notes to myself if I happen to be home and able. Most of the time, however, these snippets of great potential just disappear, never to be recalled again.
Do you have posts inside your head that will never be published for these (or other) reasons?