This has been coming on for a couple of years, and evidently, the only treatment is submission. I've wanted to blog since I quit writing my weekly church bulletin column over 2 years ago. The only thing that kept me writing then was my deadline. I knew that without the pressure, I wouldn't write. Still, I gave it up and sure enough, I've hardly written a thing since.
Occasionally, I'll remember to check in on Jerry and Elaine's blogs... (how on earth has it escaped me for all these years that you guys share names with the characters on Seinfeld??? LOL!)... and I'll hear this little voice in my head saying, "Start a blog. Start a blog." But I shush the voice and tell it to go away. Last fall, Jerica started a blog. The Voice reared its ugly head again, so I slapped it upside the head and hissed through clinched teeth at it to shut up. And then, this spring, I discovered Joe and Laura's blog. I am drawn to it every day. Every time I read updates about Baby Ira, I feel the words moving and forming inside me, and I'm moved to write. I haven't felt that "calling" in a long time. And since I can't shush it adequately, and since it dodges my backhanded slaps, I've decided to submit.
So this is my blog. I'll pretend that you're reading it faithfully, so that I'll feel responsible to write. I need to write. I've ALWAYS needed to write. I won't be accountable to myself, but I'll be accountable to you. Humor me. :)