How Pandora can help you write your blog

writer's block - crushed and crumpled paper on notepadI’m looking at a blank space on my computer screen and my mind is equally blank.

Oh noes! Writer’s block!

Like most days, I woke up with oodles of enthusiasm and lots of blog post ideas dancing in my head. I rushed to my office and sat down and the words magically flowed from my fingertips and into the computer, which, during the process, became an extension of my stream of consciousness.

Voila! In no time at all a blog post was born.

Too bad I can’t use it. It sets a new low, even for me. Personally I love it. But then this awareness washed over me like a tsunami of failure. The post is simply too pathetic, even for this POS blog.

Fuck!

Back to the drawing board, I guess. And that’s when it happened. The blank screen consumed me. It seems I have no more ideas left in me for today. Guru powers can be draining. I got nothing. Nothing times infinity. Plus one. And then some. With motherfucking sprinkles on top.

Pandora boothI’ve had an idea for some time for helping me through rough spots as a writer. It involves Pandora, the personalized internet radio service.

My idea works like this:

  • Load Pandora
  • Pick one of your existing stations based on your mood
  • From the first song that comes up, divine inspiration
  • Go!

Inspiration can take the form of a word, idea or feeling that the song evokes.

That’s it. That’s the gist of an idea I came up with to help me think of something to blog about. It’s not exactly rocket science, eh? Because I got stuck this morning, I decided to give it the old college try.

Station: Theory of a Deadman

Yeah, my mood isn’t exactly the best. In fact, I’ve been sitting here literally wondering if I’m insane. I’ve been thinking I need some sort of treatment. So I picked the rock band Theory of a Deadman to suit my mood.

I was very curious to see what song would come up. From where would inspiration spring? This is a lot like holding a question in your head, picking up a book and opening to a page at random.

Song: Lowlife

Perfect! That’s just perfect! I just painted myself into a corner! Fail. Woots.

I won’t say what that other post was about – the wife would kill me – but here’s a wee hint:

4 responses

  1. Great idea! Too bad work nixed my streaming music and video-watching 😦

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    1. We have gots to get you some home internets!

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  2. I thought you just sat up there on your mountain picking visions at random. I guess schlepping up that thing every day gets old, fast.

    You should try listening to C-Span sometime. Of course, then the negativity may be too much for even you, Guru. 🙂

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    1. This C-Span sounds intriguing. Perhaps I’ll check it out! Thanks for the hot tip!

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