1. Impending Doom – In thinking through one’s long list of blog post ideas…and realizing that there aren’t any. Not a single one.
2. Optimism – Surely something will come to mind. Something always does. It will be totally fine.
3. Annoyance – Clearly, Mental Mutiny is afoot.
4. Blank Stares – THINK, computer screen!! Why haven’t you learned how to think for yourself?? Do I have to do everything for you???
5. Desperation – Surely, surely, SURELY if I take my kids to the mall in seasonally inappropriate clothing and with no naps, SURELY something bloggable will happen.
6. Depression – It’s happened. It’s finally happened. I’ve run out of original thought.
7. Justification – Why is this so important anyway? It’s a dumb blog with little redeeming value. Who cares if I don’t have a blog post up at 7:45 Monday morning?? It’s not like people are waiting here hitting refresh because I’m giving away an iPhone 5 to the first hundred commenters or anything.
(Mental Note: Should try that.)
8. Blank Stares – Come ON, computer screen!! WHY AREN’T YOU INSPIRING ME?!?!
9. Vocalization – Maybe if I tell my husband that I have nothing to blog about, he’ll happen to have half a dozen fabulous ideas…
10. Inspiration – Wait a minute…I can blog about having nothing to blog about!!
11. Glee – Problem solved! Now I can relax!!
12. Self-Doubt – Blogging about having nothing to blog about is the stupidest, most inane blog idea of all time.
13. Defensiveness – Dear Self: Unless you’ve got any better ideas, shut up!
14. Blank Stares – Seriously, computer screen?? You can’t even write about having nothing to write about?!? You are dead to me.
15. Impending Doom – But what will I write about tomorrow…?