Sunday, May 8, 2011

HELP























Help, I've lost my mojo. My blog groove is gone. What's worse I feel like a blank canvas in a room full of people. It's been several weeks now of not posting and my fear is that I will lose you good people that have been kind enough to drop by. You see, it's been a year and half of blogging  joy and now I find myself with nothing to say. So this is where I need your help, please let me know if you have had this problem and what you personally do to bring your mojo blog  joy back. I need you!

26 comments:

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Just show me endless shots of your home and garden and I'm fascinated. Those are my favorite posts of your's. I want to see your grotto more...I want to see all the nooks and crannies of your home. Show more of your neighborhood. Show up close shots of details of everything. I loved it when you showed a little bit of your neigbor's houses. I'd like to see more of that. Show more of the old Hollywood. Any little bits of it that are left. Love your blog! I love your creative spin on things. I liked it when you showed people on the streets and their crazy outfits and hair. Just take your camera with you everywhere you go.

I wish I lived in such a diverse place.

Show us more of the shopping close to you...thrift stores, antique stores....etc...

VoiceTalk said...

Read Stephen Pressfield's book "The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles.' You can download it for 9 bucks off the authors website. I recommend it highly. You'll get your MoJo back and then some.

Mick said...

Sometimes a break is good! I try and post 3 times a week, however sometimes with the two jobs it just doesnt happen. Othertimes (for example) If I put a lot of work into a lengthy post and get only 2 comments on it well sometimes I swell up and hold out on you guys! When the mojo leaves me I watch a movie or just sit down and write abotu what strikes my fancy, I mean you live in HOLLYWOOD! Culture, History, & glamour is all around you and we just love hearing you share it and reading about it! Like Nita said your home is to die for! Maybe just show us around the block? Hang in there it will come bakc to ya, ;)

fmcgmccllc said...

No one leaves due to a dry spell.

I have had to switch it up a couple times due to huge lifestyle changes. I am fortunate that hilarious situations are all about and I mainly write for my son a world away.

My advice would be to restart small and it will build itself. Sometimes one picture says a lot. Loved your pic of Lafitte's one of my favorites.

Midcenturymadam said...

I'm right there with you Kevin. I have lost my blog mojo too. I'm running out of material or I'm just too tired at the end of the day to try and be clever. I also find that I read all my favorite blogs (like yours) but I don't leave too many comments anymore. Just post whenever you feel like it and know that we won't go away. We're still here but we may not be speaking up. I love seeing your home and your hood.

the gardener's cottage said...

do you remember when this happened to me? and do you remember what you told me? i think i do. something along the lines of doing what comes natural to me. just write about what i'm passionate about. i think i did that and it worked. most days i absolutely hate my blog. i get embarrassed by it and wish it never existed but then all of a sudden i love it. i think i'm nuts. maybe you are too. maybe that's why we blog. i'm with nita, you live in hollywood for christsakes, take your camera everywhere you go. ok i'll shut up now.

xo

Anonymous said...

It will come back soon,Kevie. you are the most creative person I know. Its not over, sugar. You might need to come up to Santa Barbara for a little inspiration...xo
K

Hollywood forever, Kevin said...

I, I, I, I'm speechless. I feel like Dorothy, and should look, no further than my own back yard. You guys are so right. Why didn't I see it. Thank you Tin Man, Straw Man, and Lion, you guys are the best and the wisest blogging friends ever. The Wizard has nothing on all you. I'm home again!

YHBHS said...

kevin,

i usually want to quit my blog about twice a week. seriously... so my advice to you is quit it, and if you are like me, the next day you'll start blogging again:)

The Vintique Object said...

All I have to say is that you cannot quit, because I just found you. However, we won't leave if you take a break! Also, I want to recommend going an art museum or a good gallery opening. That always inspires the heck of out me.

Not leaving,
Camille

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Kevin:
We are so very, very sorry. As we are new to blogging we have not, as yet, encountered this problem. In fact, somewhat the reverse as there really seem so many things in the everyday life to write about.

Just pick out some item on your desk and start to weave a story around it and in no time at all you........will be there and back onform!!

La Féerailleuse said...

Just few words first for thank you for your blog (sorry for my english)
Maybe when we think, we have nothing to say, is to return to the essential, what we are but what we should be as human being ? It is what help me.
Bye have a beautiful day

betsy said...

No fear Kevin- I find myself tapped out just as well- The double edged sword of overtime has reared its seductive head, and after two years of tight money and recession fatigue I cannot resist. I also think a fallow period now and then is normal. Just think of the fascinating and storied place you live in! To paraphrase Dr Johnson about London, if you are tired of Los Angeles you are tired of life!

Ian said...

Hi Kevin
Blogger blues ok yeah I feel the same way but all the action is on Twitter now
cheers Ian

Laurent said...

Kevin, you miracle worker, you can't possibly allow having nothing to say to stop you from letting it out! :) Why, only this morning, by power of telepathy I wasn't even conscious of, your page wove its way into mine in a posting on fashion's abdication of our solitude. Is this "something to say," or enjoying the release of nothing to say. I don't care. Keep being Kevin!

La Dolfina said...

You'll be fine...
Just relax, or better yet come up and stay with me a while.
It's time for some fun!!!
Don't take yourself too seriously, just be you and be spontaneous and always authentic.
YOu and your blog are fabulous!!!
I wouldn't lie to you.
I love you!!!!
xo

normadesmond said...

sure, you will be fine.

it's like being at a crowded table. sometimes you can't shut up, other times you just sit and take it all in.

Nick D said...

Sorry to hear Kevin, you'll get your MoJo back soon! Greetings from NY!

Kathy said...

K....you've taken the words right out of my mouth! I'm in the middle of a HUGE slump right now...and not just with blogging...with EVERYTHING!!! I have things in my head...but just can't get them out...mainly do to time and (if I'm honest) fear......fear of being ridiculous and uninspiring or worse... BORING. I've had a post on my computer for about two weeks now...It's a subject that's been covered a trillion times...but I've done all this work on it...and am doing it to inspire my people (the ones that don't get it)....but I'm just frozen with dread over the ho-hum response I'll get.
Oh well...I started this thing for myself...I need to remember that (you do too) and just keep throwing things out there that are me....and see what comes back.......love your blog... ;) k

David Toms said...

I do know how you feel. I have been lacking inspiration also, and with one thing or another am feeling bogged down. Hope your mojo returns soon!

Hollywood forever, Kevin said...

Every one of you guys have helped me more than you will ever know. It's nice to know I am not the only person with this problem. It seems a little validation goes a long way. It's so weird my mind is spinning already with ideas. Thanks a million, you guys.

And Kathy, post that post! We are right there with you.

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Hi Kevin. I was at the beach for two weeks and missed your Cabinet series...just caught up and they are such intriguing photos.
I've been blogging for 3 years now and this happens to me on a regular basis about every 3 or 4 months. I no longer care about it, really. I just wait it out and come back when I'm ready. After all (I say to myself) nobody's writing me a check for this. I liked reading your comments here. I don't comment on blogs anywhere near like I did in the beginning. It's much too time consuming and was beginning to take up all my creative time, all the time I need for dreaming.
I'm happy you're here in the blog world. I always look forward to your posts.
All the best,
Catherine

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Re: The link.

Did you hear me scream all the way from Texas to Hollywood?! What a delight...you made my day, my week. I spent quite a bit of time perusing the website...many wonderful works and photos, too. You're so kind to share that with me. See how happy you make people?
Thanks, Kevin!
Catherine

sarah atmyyellowhouse said...

When you think you have nothing say...just show. Show everything and anything. I agree with Nita and Janet...we want to see YOUR perspective on the people, places, your home and this whole crazy thing called life - especially life in Hollywood. :)
Janet and I talk about this all the time - it's not about pleasing us...it's a glimpse of YOU.
have a great and inspiring week ~
Sarah

W.E. said...

Dear Kevin of Hollywood, congratulate yourself on producing an impressive string of entertaining posts and give yourself a blogging break...get out into that Hollywood-land of yours and see and do and be. Before you can say 'there's no place like home' you will be inspired and the words will flow. Until then, I will wait patiently.

24 Corners said...

Kevin, this post and all the comments are like a breath of fresh air...you're not alone, as you can obviously tell! My friend over at BorckStreet just posted about the same thing...I've posted about the same thing, and so have many others...it happens to the best. The creative spirit can be so picky sometimes...it's a miracle really when everything is flowing and full of spark, every now and then we just need to be plugged in to recharge again though, and for each of us that outlet is a different one...yours is your Holly-world...go get em...and happy plugging in!
xoxo J~