Or something to that effect.
It can be anything. From a delicious sentence you read, to an eye-catching picture, to the jogger who jogged passed you who looked weird, to a new music piece, etc. etc. etc.
But there's an extreme.
The extreme - being awfully involved in the whole blogging idea and obsessively trying to find something to blog about.
Personally, I find it rather pretentious to conscientiously look for topics to blog about. After all, writing should be a natural process. Mind you, I don't mean that you don't look for topics to blog about. I myself am alert to what's going on in my brain and around me, hence all my blog posts. What I mean is: Some people go around looking, hunting, searching for things to blog about. They try really hard to find some infinitesimal happening of the day, just for the sake getting another post on wall. It's pretentious, I tell you. And obvious too. More obvious than he/she thinks.
*note: I'm not directing this post to anybody. I'm just writing in general about some of my random observances of anonymous people.
"You don’t write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say."- F. Scott Fitzgerald
I love Fitzgerald's assertion. It's an idea I want to embrace and apply in writing. Truth be told, I'm light years away from the writer I want to be. As said before, writing was never part of me. I try, nevertheless, to change that mindset.
To shrug off presuppositions and embrace the now.