How Do You Get Started When You Can’t Get Started?

You know, as someone who identifies as a blogger, I sure don’t do a whole lot of blogging. And it isn’t because I lack inspiration, or that I don’t have pictures or thoughts to share. Sometimes I think it may just be the opposite. Do you ever get the feeling of being overwhelmed by choice or possibility?

Over the past couple years, I’ve quietly moved about my life, sharing little. And now, I have a mountain of images (which typically serve as a catalyst for making a post) and yet, the posts do not come. Right now, it feels like I don’t know where to start with unravelling this imaginary backlog. The words are having a difficult time coming forward. In ’23, I posted a little over 50 times, but could have easily posted something new every day and then some.

Maybe just sharing some snapshots with little more than ~ this was the place, and it was cool will have to do until I find my way. If it works for Instagram, maybe it can work here, too. Some part of this idea feels inherently “wrong” to me, but so does not posting at all. The lesser of two evils, I guess.

Yamaha FZ07 motorcycle on a rural pennsylvania road next to a curve road sign
Heading towards Forksville, Pennsylvania on 154


Rachael is the whimsical writer behind the 20+ year old Girlie Motorcycle Blog. As a freelance blogger, she is on a mission to inspire laughter, self-examination, curiosity, and human connection. Girlie Motorcycle Blog can be found on several Best Motorcycle Blog lists.

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9 Responses

  1. Oz says:

    I understand completely. I had a long “dry spell,” but have recently been refreshed. Just sharing a little at times and maybe more other times. Just keep it fun.

  2. Rand says:

    As someone who’s just spent two hours doing all the things but the necessary things of this morning, I feel it comes down to expectations of 100% excellence.
    (That’s a hell of a corner in the pic.
    I love the mystery beyond the apex, coupled with the rising road to the away.
    Well recognized and done.)

  3. Ted Kettler says:

    I completely understand. I understand so much that I gave up my Blog. Done. I found that although I had things to say, I had nothing to say. I was just blogging for the sake of blogging and I had no audience as a result. You, on the other hand, could post pictures of wet pepper and you’d still have an audience. You always have your motorcycle in the picture and that alone is enough to inspire one to ride.

  4. That’s a cracking picture… sometimes all it takes is a great image and a whimsical caption. As bloggers/vloggers we all have those days when the inspiration isn’t there and it is impossible to fill in the blanks. I post blogs and despair, thousands of views but few followers, but we keep on keeping on because we love what we do.

  5. Lowell says:

    Rachel, interesting post and nice photo. I also have the problem you mentioned, not on blogging since I don’t blog, but just things in general, documenting my motorcycle rides in my journal.

  6. Chris says:

    I’ve had a difficult year and just could not find the energy to post my rides in my blog. After talking about my ride in March where I wrecked it brought all of what I experienced back and I just decided to write it down while it was (re)fresh in my mind.

    Try talking about one of your rides that you enjoyed and see if that inspires you to start posting.

  7. Jack Davis says:

    Your backlog of thoughts and images is like my garage. I go down there with great ambition to organize, jettison what isn’t needed, and to free my bike so I can get out on the road when it calls. I stand in the middle of the clutter, looking this way and that, and get totally overwhelmed. Finally I poke at a couple things, sigh, promise to come back soon, and trudge back up th stairs.

    • Fuzzygalore says:

      YESSSSSSSS! This is what happens when i sit with my computer. I scroll through some pics, look at the hundreds of draft posts and then, just walk away 🙂

      While it’s not great that you too are roadblocked from doing the nagging thing ~ it’s good to know im not alone in this. (sorry! 😉 )

      • Jack Davis says:

        If it helps any Fuzzy now that I’ve hit 70 and have had a couple bouts of cancer in the last 5 years it has become easier to talk myself out of riding than to go. You, said with emphasis, have been a force to help me decide to go. I’ve been reading your blog for many years and through all your posts and even during your time of darkness you have inspired me to recognize my own feelings better and to appreciate what even a few hours on my bike brings me.

        I thank you for being out there.


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