The title of today’s post comes from several conversations swirling around the blogosphere over the past couple of days, so I will explain with links to each.
Today, Christine asked “Why do you write blogs?” prompting my, admittedly morose response:
“My 100% honest (with myself) answer to this question is that I blog because, right now, I feel like I have nothing else in my life. “
Now, I’m not quoting myself in a plea for sympathy. Seriously, I copied the quote because I always try to write from an honest place. Honesty isn’t always pretty.
My response prompted a response from Julia and led me to her post from yesterday called “If You Give a Blogger a Pie . . . “ which caused me to recognize that I am currently feeling a complete loss of mojo.
In an attempt to reclaim that lost mojo, I am joining a movement that I unknowingly inspired with my guest post the other day. The conversation following that post caused Stuart to create a new movement he is calling the “National ‘Sing Everywhere” Movement” which he describes in the linked post. That led, of course, to the creation by Zencherry (whose comment really started the movement) of the fabulous “Sing Out Loud, Naughty Badge” which I have proudly displayed on my sidebar and include here as well.
What does this badge stand for? It stands for the people who create simply for the joy of creation. People who blog simply because they love to create. People who sing even if their voices are weak. People who dance with two left feet. It is a badge for people who have lost their mojo, to remind them that the only way to regain your mojo is to sing, to dance, to write, to create, to dream.
Maybe my Mojo isn’t lost for good.