Tuesday 5 March 2013

Starting over?

It's kinda sad to see my blog dying a slow death due to neglect. Concerned friends have texted me to ask if I am well and that they miss reading my stories. Why would anyone miss reading the stuff that I write, especially now that they are not coming from my soul, so to speak?

For a time-strapped person like me who's juggling business, housework and God knows what, Facebook has become the most convenient tool to stay in touch. It promotes laziness because I don't have to think of composition, grammar and content. The less I write, the less I know how to write. I'm as uninspired as a rock.

I went to bed early last night and woke up after 4 hours of sleep. Though I was tossing and turning in bed, I didn't turn on the lights fearing that I might startle Rusty and my heavy eyelids. I reached out for the iPad by the bedside and started searching for recipes. Recipes at 12.30am? I might have been too hungry to sleep. I heard SK opening the fridge in the kitchen. He must have been hungry too because I discovered this morning that he ate 3 apples in the night.

Anyway, I chanced upon David Lebovitz's blog and fell in love with the way he writes so easily about everything from Paris bakeries to pancakes. He has such a flair for writing and he makes baking sound like a piece of cake, so fuss-free and simple. For a moment before I slowly drifted back to sleep, I felt inspired to revive my blog again. I must be dreaming when I thought that it's quite possible to write effortlessly like him when I find my inspiration again.

I was motivated enough to bake brioche for breakfast this morning.

Maybe there is hope for my blog afterall.


Celine said...

Your writing brings out the ordinary in a specific day.... and makes it beautiful.

There is beauty in the ordinary. Keep writing.

Petunia Lee said...

You write very well... I dun understand that you keep saying you can't write. You write stuff people wanna read and miss reading. Maybe it isn't Tolkien or Oscar Wilde but its Ting... definitely Ting. Inimitable Ting.

The Real Mother Hen said...

You write so well Ting. Love the way you tell your stories.

For some reason, my bread is a weapon, harder than a rock. I blame it on the flour here ;)

The World According To Me said...

It's hard find the time to blog these days, I agree.
For the record, I've always loved the way you write.

Wen-ai said...

I really enjoy reading your blog too! and the pictures too! I was going through the same thing as well about my blog. LIfe is a bit hectic recently and I really have to squeeze in time just to check out the blogs I used to follow and to write my own blog!