188 Comments

  1. Reema D'souza
    September 2, 2017 @ 11 : 10 PM

    It happens to all of us! But trust me these are momentary. I know that you will keep writing more and writing better! And this one was a good one despite what you said!

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    • ajaykontham
      September 2, 2017 @ 11 : 13 PM

      Thank you.
      Yeah, I believe so too. But it has been a way too long since I have written anything, or even anything barely good.
      And I know that you are being kind.

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  2. snehdoshi
    September 3, 2017 @ 12 : 44 AM

    You will get through this. Dont stress yourself about it na please. Hojayega for sure. Patience.

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    • ajaykontham
      September 6, 2017 @ 12 : 30 PM

      I hope so too.
      Not stressing myself over this. It is just a bit frustrating when I am unable to write.
      Patience is what I am keeping, for now.
      Thank you, btw. 😀

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      • snehdoshi
        September 6, 2017 @ 4 : 08 PM

        Reply

        • ajaykontham
          September 6, 2017 @ 4 : 12 PM

          That’s a blank reply I guess.

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          • snehdoshi
            September 6, 2017 @ 4 : 23 PM

            And i should not be angry ?

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            • ajaykontham
              September 6, 2017 @ 4 : 27 PM

              Oh. Then don’t let me disturb you. Carry on.

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              • snehdoshi
                September 6, 2017 @ 5 : 01 PM

                You dont miss me

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                • ajaykontham
                  September 6, 2017 @ 5 : 26 PM

                  I am sorry, do I know you?

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                  • snehdoshi
                    September 6, 2017 @ 5 : 40 PM

                    Thats sad

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                    • ajaykontham
                      September 6, 2017 @ 5 : 54 PM

                      It would be if I knew you. ‍♂️

                    • snehdoshi
                      September 6, 2017 @ 7 : 12 PM

                      Yeah yeah

                    • ajaykontham
                      September 6, 2017 @ 7 : 13 PM

                      Yup.

                      Have a great day yourself. 🙂

                    • snehdoshi
                      September 6, 2017 @ 7 : 19 PM

                      I wont tell u kuch bhi until monday

                    • ajaykontham
                      September 6, 2017 @ 7 : 20 PM

                      Monday?
                      Until Dec 2018.

                    • snehdoshi
                      September 6, 2017 @ 11 : 11 PM

                      Ill not reply to this. Please i am already sad. I need my best friend. And i dnt hv any strength. So see u

                    • ajaykontham
                      September 7, 2017 @ 9 : 43 AM

                      Ok, on Dec ’18.

                    • snehdoshi
                      September 7, 2017 @ 4 : 16 PM

                      Really ?

                    • ajaykontham
                      September 7, 2017 @ 4 : 19 PM

                      Duh. You forgot or what?

                    • snehdoshi
                      September 7, 2017 @ 4 : 34 PM

                      Dont do any kind of bakwass. I am sure u did not miss me and now u do this bakwass

                    • ajaykontham
                      September 7, 2017 @ 6 : 10 PM

                      Ma’am, I am sorry but do you know me? :O

                    • snehdoshi
                      September 7, 2017 @ 5 : 28 PM

                      Monday it id

                    • ajaykontham
                      September 7, 2017 @ 6 : 10 PM

                      Oh, I was thinking today, but you want Monday? Okay, as you say. 😛

                    • snehdoshi
                      September 7, 2017 @ 7 : 00 PM

                      U really wanted to talk aaj

                    • ajaykontham
                      September 7, 2017 @ 7 : 16 PM

                      Haan Lekin, kya kare! ‍♂️

                    • snehdoshi
                      September 7, 2017 @ 7 : 18 PM

                      Then come to hangouts

                    • ajaykontham
                      September 7, 2017 @ 7 : 30 PM

                      Hangouts?
                      What’s that?
                      I only use WhatsApp. So ‍♂️

                    • snehdoshi
                      September 7, 2017 @ 7 : 33 PM

                      Please

                    • ajaykontham
                      September 7, 2017 @ 7 : 35 PM

                      WhatsApp or nothing. ‍♂️

                    • snehdoshi
                      September 7, 2017 @ 7 : 37 PM

                      Pleaseeeeeee

                    • ajaykontham
                      September 7, 2017 @ 7 : 45 PM

                      Whaaaatsappppp

                    • snehdoshi
                      September 7, 2017 @ 7 : 48 PM

                      No pleaseeeeee

                    • ajaykontham
                      September 7, 2017 @ 8 : 15 PM

                      Yes, duh!

                    • snehdoshi
                      September 7, 2017 @ 8 : 17 PM

                      Ek baar aajao na please

                    • ajaykontham
                      September 7, 2017 @ 8 : 18 PM

                      Haan hoon na WhatsApp par. Aap he nahi aarahe.

                    • snehdoshi
                      September 7, 2017 @ 9 : 08 PM

                      Thoda sa hangouts karlo na please

                    • ajaykontham
                      September 7, 2017 @ 9 : 11 PM

                      Bahut Sara WhatsApp karlo na please.

                    • snehdoshi
                      September 7, 2017 @ 9 : 21 PM

                      Nai karo na aise. Thoda time . Kabse i hv texted
                      U r not replying

                    • ajaykontham
                      September 7, 2017 @ 10 : 02 PM

                      I don’t know you to reply.

                    • snehdoshi
                      September 7, 2017 @ 10 : 05 PM

                      What ?

                    • ajaykontham
                      September 7, 2017 @ 10 : 07 PM

                      Kuch nahi.

                    • snehdoshi
                      September 7, 2017 @ 8 : 17 PM

                      Dont u miss talking to me ?

  3. zainab
    September 3, 2017 @ 3 : 32 PM

    This happens to us all, last year this time I would blog twice in 3 months, and now Its a different story. I think try writing on prompts thats what got me started 🙂

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    • ajaykontham
      September 6, 2017 @ 12 : 31 PM

      That’s still more than I did this year.
      And that is why I signed up for this campaign, so that I would write, or atleast find a reason to write.

      Thank you for dropping by. 🙂

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  4. Sharat Pathak
    September 3, 2017 @ 5 : 44 PM

    Very interesting write up. Enjoyed reading it. Indeed many hues. Go and bad both.

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    • ajaykontham
      September 3, 2017 @ 5 : 54 PM

      I didn’t understand one bit. Could you be more clear, please?

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      • Sharat Pathak
        September 5, 2017 @ 3 : 37 PM

        The metaphor is interesting!! the Clockwork. The opening stanza is interesting!! The struggle to get through what is intended is interesting!!. only if the story is real and your current situation,its saddening…. else the story is true picture of what we all go through.
        The way you put it across was interesting!!

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        • ajaykontham
          September 5, 2017 @ 7 : 22 PM

          Why, thank you.

          So kind of you to say all that. Really appreciate it. 😀

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  5. Blogger Dixita
    September 4, 2017 @ 9 : 37 PM

    It is a positive post.
    Loves reading it throughout

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    • ajaykontham
      September 6, 2017 @ 12 : 32 PM

      Why, thank you. 🙂
      I am glad you liked it. 😀

      Reply

  6. cherylsterling1955
    September 5, 2017 @ 3 : 42 AM

    Writer’s block happens to the best of us. I either a) force my way through, writing drivel or b) try doing something creative other than writing.
    Retail therapy is not the answer.
    Good luck to you. May the words flow soon.

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    • ajaykontham
      September 6, 2017 @ 12 : 35 PM

      a) Yes, forcing the way through is what I am trying to start of with.
      b) This is something I have to look into.

      Sigh, if only retail therapy help. 😛

      Thank you for dropping by. 😀
      I hope to come up with a better post. 🙂

      Reply

  7. anupriya
    September 5, 2017 @ 10 : 19 PM

    You seem to be getting sucked up in your own expectations from yourself. Had I known you better I would have told you to just scribble something and share because that would atleast get pull you out from the abyss. Hope you figure whats getting to you. All the best. Nonetheless, loved reading your web of words. It did touch my heart

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    • ajaykontham
      September 6, 2017 @ 10 : 11 AM

      In a matter of speaking, that might be so. And yeah, trying to scribble whatever I can.

      Thank you for your words. Really appreciate it.

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  8. Keerthi Vydyula
    September 6, 2017 @ 1 : 27 AM

    As i was reading your post the word “Exactly!” was running in my mind in loop…I always feel this block but somehow by grace of God I guess I am surrounded by people who inspire me to write. May this block take a pass on you. Good luck with penning down your thoughts 🙂

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    • ajaykontham
      September 6, 2017 @ 10 : 26 AM

      I am glad to know that there are people who inspire you to contribute to write. I am still trying to find that lost mojo back. I hope so too to get back on the bandwagon as soon as possible.
      Thank you for dropping by and for your time. ☺️

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  9. Mayuri Nidigallu
    September 6, 2017 @ 7 : 00 AM

    Maybe it is all that coffee to blame, eh? ;))))
    Jokes apart, this post is brilliant! Truly! You words put across your angst and longing.
    Hope you start writing regularly from now on.

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    • ajaykontham
      September 6, 2017 @ 10 : 28 AM

      How did you know? I thought I was doing a good job of hiding it.

      Why, thank you. I hope so to. ☺️

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  10. anindya0909
    September 6, 2017 @ 7 : 07 AM

    I have been always a fan of your writing and if this is what comes out when you are going through a writers block then I wonder what will happen when you go all guns blazing. Great one AK my brother. Keep writing.

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    • ajaykontham
      September 6, 2017 @ 10 : 29 AM

      You are always kind.
      Thank you.
      I hope to get back as soon as possible. ☺️

      Reply

  11. Varsh
    September 6, 2017 @ 9 : 00 AM

    Did you realise that in your ‘not able to write’ state you actually wrote quite a heartfelt and sensible post? I’m sure you are not alone. Words sometimes take time to catch up with thoughts. Give them time. You’ll be fine.
    By the way, I love the pictures you post on Instagram. 🙂

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    • ajaykontham
      September 6, 2017 @ 12 : 37 PM

      I believe this post is more of a complaining post against myself. But you are right, nonetheless, I did write something and I hope that I continue to do so, but a little less whining about my ‘inactive-writing’.

      Oh, I am glad to know that you liked the pictures. And thank you very much for dropping by. 😀

      Reply

  12. Healthwealthbridge by Dr.Amrita Basu
    September 6, 2017 @ 9 : 19 AM

    This happens to the best. Sad but true .I have seen writing comes easier when I write regularly It is a creative habit .Your post was brilliantly visual

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    • ajaykontham
      September 6, 2017 @ 12 : 07 PM

      Why, thank you. 😀
      I hope to write more regularly as well. 😀

      Reply

  13. Sadhuvi
    September 6, 2017 @ 9 : 27 AM

    It happens to me also often..I won’t force myself to write..If my mind is blank, I can’t write whatever I do..Take it easy and after some time, you will get new ideas to write!!!

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    • ajaykontham
      September 6, 2017 @ 12 : 15 PM

      Exactly, neither can I. If my mind is blank, I just can’t even write one word.
      Thank you. I hope that new ideas come to me asap. 😀

      Reply

  14. Vinay Leo R.
    September 6, 2017 @ 10 : 09 AM

    “But lately, I haven’t written. I haven’t written in a long time. I haven’t written like the way I used to. And that bothered me because I wasn’t healing, like I used to, like I am supposed to. Like clockwork.”

    Couldn’t have put it better myself. Have felt so for a while too, but I am writing. Somewhat. Healing somewhat better now. It’s just a phase, I think. Once that first couple of barriers are pushed past, it becomes easier. 🙂 Stay at it. Time for second post of September perhaps. 🙂

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    • ajaykontham
      September 6, 2017 @ 12 : 05 PM

      Why, thank you. 😀

      And that is what I am trying, to bring down those barriers. Yes, shall start the second post of September.
      Thank you for dropping by. 🙂

      Reply

  15. Avinash Gupta
    September 6, 2017 @ 10 : 17 AM

    I think so you need to cut down on your coffee ! 😛

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    • ajaykontham
      September 6, 2017 @ 11 : 43 AM

      That might seem like a good idea, but somethings are hard to let go. 🙂

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  16. Aesha
    September 6, 2017 @ 10 : 41 AM

    Everyone goes through a phase like this, I guess. But participating in blogging challenges motivates us to write in a disciplined manner and gives us a creative outlet. So keep writing. All the best.

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    • ajaykontham
      September 6, 2017 @ 12 : 16 PM

      True that. And that was my reason for joining this challenge, so in a way I might as well write something.

      Thank You. 😀

      Reply

  17. karuna chauhan
    September 6, 2017 @ 10 : 41 AM

    10 year ago i opened my first blog. It was private and still is. I used top pen down my poetry. I cannot remember any of it and now i cannot even think poetic. Happens. Life happens. But i love your fluid thoughts. Let them flow. words will take shape and that will eventually come to life. all the best

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    • ajaykontham
      September 7, 2017 @ 12 : 44 PM

      10 years. That is a long time you have been blogging. I have 8 years behind my name, but couldn’t make anything noteworthy.

      I am definitely visiting your blog asap.
      Thank you for you kind words. And also for dropping by. 😀

      Reply

  18. swathishenoy
    September 6, 2017 @ 11 : 58 AM

    You know, I feel the same these days. I want to write but I can’t. Those days when I wrote n published post after post look like a distant dream now!

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    • ajaykontham
      September 6, 2017 @ 12 : 21 PM

      Yes, you told the same last time we met. 😛
      I am on the same boat as you. I don’t even remember the last time I wrote. Imagine, it has been that long.
      But I hope that you will get back to writing asap while I am a bit more lazy, so it might a much longer time than you.

      And thank you for dropping by. 😀

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  19. Geethica
    September 6, 2017 @ 12 : 09 PM

    It happens with every writer at some point of time. Many times I am all prepared to finish my writing schedule but as the time comes, I just want to do everything except writing. I know I am wasting time but it happens. Still, you have narrated your feelings transparently.

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    • ajaykontham
      September 6, 2017 @ 12 : 23 PM

      Ditto. I have planned and made calendar entries to remind myself, but then again, I couldn’t write one word when I wanted to.

      Thank you for dropping by. 🙂

      Reply

  20. Akshata Ram
    September 6, 2017 @ 12 : 11 PM

    Hauntingly beautiful and candid. I suppose most writers go through this and sometimes conflicts in personal or professional life could adversely impact the writer in us. But going back to our art is always alchemic and I hope you find your mojo back my friend. I loved reading you- so glad to have connected

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    • ajaykontham
      September 6, 2017 @ 12 : 27 PM

      Why, thank you. 😀
      There was a time when I use to write about all these conflicts as well, because in a way I think I wanted to document them and see what better way to mitigate them. But now, I guess I just bar them by doing something else than writing.
      And art, I believe that is how it should work. I too hope that I get my mojo back and start writing like I used to.

      Thank you for dropping by and the feeling is mutual, glad to have connected with you. 😀

      Reply

  21. Kuheli Bhattacharya
    September 6, 2017 @ 12 : 19 PM

    Oh the pressure ! To write something brilliant, and thoughtprovoking … yup it gets to everyone .

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    • ajaykontham
      September 6, 2017 @ 12 : 40 PM

      I know right?
      I feel more so as I think I have been writing for long and the same old stuff might not cut away, and also won’t satisfy me.

      Thank you for dropping by. 😀

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  22. Sonia Lalchandani
    September 6, 2017 @ 12 : 23 PM

    This is so true, all throughout your post, I could imagine myself in every word. All I’ll say is, this too shall pass, hang in there.

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    • ajaykontham
      September 6, 2017 @ 12 : 28 PM

      As much as I like to have some company, I hope that you are doing a better job at writing than I am.
      And yes, this too shall pass. 😀
      Thank you for dropping by. 🙂

      Reply

  23. Anchal
    September 6, 2017 @ 12 : 33 PM

    This is a part of every writers’ life. There is a stage where we have nothing to write. I guess the trick is not to give up 🙂

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    • ajaykontham
      September 6, 2017 @ 12 : 43 PM

      Yes, that is the trick. And as a result of that is this whining post of mine.
      But I hope to write more often, of course not like this one.

      Thank you for dropping by. 😀

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  24. BellyBytes
    September 6, 2017 @ 12 : 53 PM

    YOur thoughts seem to flow even when you are suffering from Writer’s Block. I wonder how fantastic you must be when you do write. By the way I love your blog design. I too used NISARG for a long while but couldn’t manage to make it as fantastic as yours.

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    • ajaykontham
      September 6, 2017 @ 1 : 04 PM

      I think that might also be termed as whining. 😛
      Well, only way to know is when ( IF) I get back that mojo back, somehow.

      Oh, thank you. You are too kind to say that. And I think you did a great job on your blog as well. It looks great (er than mine, obvisouly). 😀

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      • BellyBytes
        September 6, 2017 @ 1 : 07 PM

        Well I changed the theme to Anisa but I still don’t know how to get a drop down menu. I still don’t know how to reduce the categories. I still don’t know how to add the tweet box in the new WP Editor ( as the plug in doesn’t show up in the Tool Bar), similarly the Yoast feature is also not enabled in the new WP editor page…. Basically I don’t know how to work in the new WP Editor and constantly shifting back to the wp page is a PIA

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        • ajaykontham
          September 6, 2017 @ 1 : 24 PM

          When you customise the blog, there is an option to create a list for the menu. There you can add tags / categories / likewise.

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          • BellyBytes
            September 6, 2017 @ 1 : 26 PM

            I don’t understand this list for the menu…. I’m not tech savvy to begin with but thanks for the suggestion . I will try once more! 🙂

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            • ajaykontham
              September 6, 2017 @ 1 : 49 PM

              Do let me know if you need any help regarding it.

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  25. Obsessivemom
    September 6, 2017 @ 2 : 26 PM

    When I have writer’s block it’s like a paralysis of the fingers. I cannot bring myself to type. Your writing flows beautifully even in a block. That said, did you try reading – other blogs maybe, or your own old ones? That works for me sometimes. Or try prompts. Picture stories help sometimes. I do hope the phase passes soon because your writing has a beautiful lilt to it that I would love to read.

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    • ajaykontham
      September 6, 2017 @ 2 : 36 PM

      I feel the same thing.
      You are too kind to say that. I don’t know how many coffees and procrastination and whatnot after I came up with this post.

      I am currently reading other blogs. Though, I didn’t try reading my older posts. And I should try those prompts / picture stories. I too hope so that I get my mojo back.

      Thank you very much for your kind words and dropping by. 🙂

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  26. Vasantha Vivek
    September 6, 2017 @ 2 : 39 PM

    Hope every writer will be stuck by the writer’s block atleast once in their life. But I assure you this too shall pass. My best wishes to you. Happy to join with you for #MyFriendAlexa !!!!

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    • ajaykontham
      September 6, 2017 @ 2 : 41 PM

      Why, thank you. 🙂
      I too hope to get my writing mojo back.

      And glad to be a part of #MyFriendAlexa. 😀

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  27. Shamik
    September 6, 2017 @ 3 : 40 PM

    Nice thoughts. I can resonate the same with me.
    I feel like writing more and more and more but somehow cannot make time to do it. Hence I need to park my thoughts and ideas at the bay and need to wait for the time to come so that I can pen them down.

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    • ajaykontham
      September 6, 2017 @ 4 : 11 PM

      Ditto.
      But I hope that you start your engine and start writing as soon as possible.

      Thank you for dropping by. 🙂

      Reply

  28. kreativemommy
    September 6, 2017 @ 4 : 07 PM

    Writing block is something which happens to all of us at some point. Now, while writing about it, you wrote a post about it. Isnt it? You will get over it soon. All the bets Ajay.

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    • ajaykontham
      September 6, 2017 @ 4 : 14 PM

      I did write a post. And I do hope to get over it soon.

      Thank you, Deepa. 😀

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  29. Isheeria's Healing Circles
    September 6, 2017 @ 4 : 33 PM

    What a beautiful post! You have captured the emotions and the conflict so well! Good Luck with writing and healing 🙂

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    • ajaykontham
      September 6, 2017 @ 5 : 26 PM

      Why, thank you. 🙂
      You’re too kind.

      Reply

  30. ashiot
    September 6, 2017 @ 5 : 05 PM

    Ah! the dreaded writer’s block. To quote Leo Tolstoy: ““The strongest of all warriors are these two — Time and Patience.” All the best!

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    • ajaykontham
      September 6, 2017 @ 5 : 26 PM

      It’s a great quote.
      Thank you for dropping by. 🙂

      Reply

  31. shraeblog
    September 6, 2017 @ 5 : 08 PM

    Your writing from the beginning till end was as if running into a pace. Good read. Start writing
    So that I can join your fan club.

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    • ajaykontham
      September 6, 2017 @ 5 : 28 PM

      Thank you, you are too kind. 🙂
      We shall join the fan club together. Which one are you planning to join?

      Reply

  32. Mahak @babyandbeyondin
    September 6, 2017 @ 5 : 12 PM

    It happens to the best of us…life gets in the way. I’m sure its just a phase though and this blogging challenge will be just the motivation you need to get out of this block. Good luck!

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    • ajaykontham
      September 6, 2017 @ 5 : 29 PM

      I believe so too. But it has been so long that I am starting to doubt the phase to be a phase.
      And yes, this campaign should help me get back on track.

      Thank you. 😀

      Reply

  33. alubhujiablog
    September 6, 2017 @ 5 : 40 PM

    hi ajay , nice writing bout not able to write , haha , writing bout not writing got u so many comments , what if u actually write , keep going ,

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    • ajaykontham
      September 6, 2017 @ 5 : 58 PM

      Hey,
      I managed to write after so much contemplation and procrastination and struggle.

      The comments credits goes to Blogchatter #MyFriendAlexa campaign.

      Thanks for dropping by. ☺️

      Reply

  34. Shalu Sharma Rathod
    September 6, 2017 @ 5 : 56 PM

    I think all creative people or people associated with some or the other form of art go through this phase time and again in life. But the fact is the time when we used to be good at our art was just the time we had more positive circumstances may be. Creativity & talent doesn’t fade away, it just needs a little time to resurface I think.

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  35. Sheethal Susan Jacob
    September 6, 2017 @ 5 : 56 PM

    This happens to me all the time. There was literally a time when I even thought of deleting my blog because I was not able to write anything, But it passed. To know it’s momentary and to keep trying is the point.

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    • ajaykontham
      September 6, 2017 @ 7 : 23 PM

      It happens with me all the time as well, like it is happening right now.
      I went ahead and deleted, or more like bought a website and then sat down again with my best friend called “Writers Block”.
      I hope it passes as soon as possible.

      Thank you for dropping by. 😀

      Reply

  36. Ruchie
    September 6, 2017 @ 6 : 15 PM

    patience is best medicine for you 🙂

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    • ajaykontham
      September 6, 2017 @ 7 : 19 PM

      Yup.
      I am trying to be patient as well. But I fear it might be taking much longer time than it should.

      Reply

  37. Paresh Godhwani
    September 6, 2017 @ 7 : 20 PM

    I like your style. The way start summarising the things with things which we don’t consider or mention in out daily life. A nice post. Cheers!

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    • ajaykontham
      September 6, 2017 @ 7 : 24 PM

      Thank you, Paresh. 😀
      I am glad that you liked it. 🙂

      Reply

  38. Hena Jose
    September 6, 2017 @ 7 : 38 PM

    Your opening stanza gives the feeling of a novel. Probably you must try a different type of writing. In case what you wrote is true, hope this phase gets over soon for you.

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    • ajaykontham
      September 6, 2017 @ 7 : 43 PM

      Why, thank you. 🙂
      I guess that ‘type’ of writing is what I am aiming for, but not quite getting there.

      I too hope the same. Thank you for dropping by. 😀

      Reply

  39. priyanka vermani
    September 6, 2017 @ 8 : 04 PM

    i liked this post! it shows the utter helplessness of the writer. it reflects ur feeings in its purest form. hope u find a way to light soon! btw I really liked the layout of ur site:) hope that ll cheer u up for now! will revisit this blog soon to find a more cheerful post!

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    • ajaykontham
      September 6, 2017 @ 8 : 13 PM

      Why, thank you. 😀
      I hope so too.

      I am glad that you liked the blog layout. It is still a work in progress.
      Thank you for dropping by. And will post more cheerful posts. 😀

      Reply

  40. Iram
    September 6, 2017 @ 10 : 16 PM

    “Don’t invalidate people’s struggles because you’ve been through worse. If someone is tired after working for 5 hours and you worked for 7, it doesn’t mean that they’re not allowed to be tired. It doesn’t mean they can’t feel what they’re feeling just because you’ve had it worse.”

    I just write this today somewhere. Everyone in life is struggling with a battle ..it’s how you face it.

    Good write up

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    • ajaykontham
      September 7, 2017 @ 9 : 35 AM

      Wow. That’s beautifully written.

      And you are absolutely right about how we face it.

      Thank you for dropping by and your words. ☺️

      Reply

  41. Ramya drozario
    September 6, 2017 @ 10 : 43 PM

    I tried my best to write a post today. Failed miserably. So I guess I’ll go back to pen and paper tomorrow and try again.

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    • ajaykontham
      September 7, 2017 @ 9 : 40 AM

      Ditto.
      After this post, I have been doing the same.
      But I hope that you write sooner.

      Reply

  42. Honey Prisha Lalwani
    September 6, 2017 @ 11 : 17 PM

    here’s your 100th Comment here! 😉
    i’m not sure f this was meant to be funny but “people sitting next to each other and talking as is they are on opposite poles of the earth.” just cracked me up big time.

    Reply

    • ajaykontham
      September 7, 2017 @ 9 : 46 AM

      Oh, then you deserve a treat for being the 100th commenter.
      It was meant to be funny. And I am glad that it made you smile.

      Thank you for dropping by. ☺️

      Reply

  43. mahekg
    September 6, 2017 @ 11 : 25 PM

    Sometimes you aren’t in the right zone. Happens to me all the time.

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    • ajaykontham
      September 7, 2017 @ 9 : 49 AM

      Yeah. I have been in this zone for a loooooong time.

      Reply

  44. Gayatri
    September 6, 2017 @ 11 : 36 PM

    Well said Ajay. Writing is therapeutic, cathartic, healing, evolving and all the positive things the written words belong to. Somedays, it is an illusion too. The cycle of change.

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    • ajaykontham
      September 7, 2017 @ 9 : 59 AM

      Exactly.
      And yeah, sometimes it’s an illusion too.

      Thank you for dropping by.

      Reply

  45. Charu Gujjal
    September 6, 2017 @ 11 : 53 PM

    Writer’s block isn’t an unknown situation. But it is just a phase. You wrote a wonderful post even in the phase of a block. Happy Writing!!!

    Reply

    • ajaykontham
      September 7, 2017 @ 10 : 10 AM

      Yes, it is a phase and I hope to come out of it soon.

      Thank you for dropping by. ☺️

      Reply

  46. Disha
    September 7, 2017 @ 12 : 05 AM

    Your post holds true for so many of us. I am sure the campaign would get you back to writing more often.

    Reply

    • ajaykontham
      September 7, 2017 @ 10 : 36 AM

      I hopes so too.
      Thank you for dropping by. ☺️

      Reply

  47. Diya@februaryreve
    September 7, 2017 @ 12 : 10 AM

    Hey Ajay!
    ‘I crave to write actually and yet I can’t even put one word down.’ You’ve summed it up for me. I hope #MyFriendAlexa’s weekly target help us both get out of this writer’s block. 🙂

    Reply

    • ajaykontham
      September 7, 2017 @ 10 : 44 AM

      Hey Diya,
      I hope the same too that we get back on track with writing.

      Thank you for dropping by. ☺️

      Reply

  48. Shalzzz
    September 7, 2017 @ 12 : 11 AM

    “may be I couldn’t just write anymore…” Have been there! But took a blogging break for two months and I was itching to get back to writing and blogging. But try again..and again! We’ll get there! 🙂
    Kohl Eyed Me
    Something’s Cooking

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    • ajaykontham
      September 7, 2017 @ 12 : 30 PM

      Yes, I too am trying to get back to writing.

      Thank you for dropping by. 😀

      Reply

  49. alpanadeo
    September 7, 2017 @ 1 : 37 AM

    Don’t worry. We all face such a situation when we are out of ideas. But its better not to write when you can’t think of anything instead of writing just for the sake of writing. Frankly speaking, while reading the post, I dint feel s if you are going through the saturation phase. It was a nice read!!

    MothersGurukul recently posted http://mothersgurukul.com/perks-of-being-a-writer/

    Reply

    • ajaykontham
      September 7, 2017 @ 12 : 32 PM

      Why, thank you! You are kind to say that. But I still have to get back to the writing mode.

      Thank you for dropping by. 😀

      Reply

  50. Tina Basu
    September 7, 2017 @ 1 : 42 AM

    Don’t take stress, you will get through this. We have all gone through it at some point of time.

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    • ajaykontham
      September 7, 2017 @ 12 : 32 PM

      The only reason for getting a little stressed is because of the time I am taking to get back to writing.
      But I hope to get back to it asap.

      Thank you for dropping by. 😀

      Reply

  51. aseemrastogi2
    September 7, 2017 @ 2 : 30 AM

    A lot of us go through this time and time again and all I can say is keep the faith. Times change for the better many times even when you may not realize it. I can surely vouch for the fact that despite all this you have written an interesting post and am sure the light around the tunnel is nearby and things should be fine sooner rather than later :).

    Reply

    • ajaykontham
      September 7, 2017 @ 12 : 33 PM

      I believe so too. Thank you, you are too kind. 😀

      Reply

  52. Natasha
    September 7, 2017 @ 10 : 30 AM

    Ajay, don’t be so hard on yourself. We all have these phases, sometimes they last longer, sometimes they are shorter. But what really helps, and did help me recently when I took a break from writing non-stop for almost 10 months, was to put a deadline to the day I’d get back. And to stick to it.
    Sometimes we just need a break to come back all recharged and rejuvenated and write our best.
    Here’s my post on writing breaks:
    https://natashamusing.com/2017/08/taking-writing-break-mondaymusings/
    Maybe it might resonate with you.

    Loads of light & cheer your way!

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    • ajaykontham
      September 7, 2017 @ 12 : 37 PM

      If at all I am being hard on myself might be because of the time that I am taking to get back to writing. All I do is procrastinate and lazy around. Yes, deadlines is what I need and a system to follow it as well.

      Thank you for dropping by. 😀
      And I have read your blog post. It does resonate. Well written, btw. 🙂

      Reply

  53. Nupur
    September 7, 2017 @ 12 : 13 PM

    Very true- these thoughts on writing. I agree with them.

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    • ajaykontham
      September 7, 2017 @ 12 : 38 PM

      I am glad to know that you agree.
      Thank you for dropping by. 🙂

      Reply

  54. Gleefulblogger
    September 7, 2017 @ 1 : 16 PM

    I was reading the post and had this deja vu feel to it, yes this happened with me before – many times.But honestly whenever we come back from this stage something beautiful crops up in words like how this post is. Beautiful to the core, mirror of what we feel and thing. I love it.

    Reply

    • ajaykontham
      September 7, 2017 @ 4 : 13 PM

      Why, than you. You are too kind to say that. 😀

      Reply

  55. apsster
    September 7, 2017 @ 3 : 57 PM

    Alarm. Snooze. Alarm. Angry shouts. Alarm. Snooze. Brush. Rush. Coffee. Work. Coffee. Play. Coffee. Angry Shouts. Work. Cycle. Coffee. Cycle. Set alarm.

    This is just my life at the moment. Sigh.

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    • ajaykontham
      September 7, 2017 @ 5 : 15 PM

      Why sigh?

      I think it calls for a High-Five. 😀
      If I was the only one then it is a sigh, two makes it a trend. 😛
      So, High Five. 😀

      Reply

  56. CREATIVE LIFE STAR
    September 7, 2017 @ 8 : 44 PM

    Very interesting post to read. Keep writing.

    Reply

    • ajaykontham
      September 7, 2017 @ 8 : 48 PM

      Thank you. ☺️
      I intend to.

      Reply

  57. Dr Bushra
    September 7, 2017 @ 8 : 44 PM

    We all have been through this phase once in a life, and The thing matters how beautifully we learn to cope with these kinda situation . And your are doing so well

    Reply

    • ajaykontham
      September 7, 2017 @ 9 : 07 PM

      Why, thank you. You are too kind to say that. I am still a long way to cope up. But I intend to do it much faster.

      Thank you for dropping by. ☺️

      Reply

  58. Modern Gypsy
    September 7, 2017 @ 9 : 24 PM

    Writers block – it’s the bane of our existence! And yet, it does happen to the best of us. You’ll pull through this. Maybe with a few pieces that you don’t like much, and then suddenly, you will find your voice again.

    P.S.: This was a great free write!

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  59. Rohan Kachalia (@rohank01)
    September 7, 2017 @ 9 : 55 PM

    Sometimes writing what’s in the mind is the best way to beat a writer’s block and you have done it nicely, Ajay.

    Reply

    • ajaykontham
      September 7, 2017 @ 10 : 02 PM

      Thank you, Rohan.
      I hope I continue to do so. ☺️

      Reply

  60. Neha Gupta
    September 8, 2017 @ 7 : 13 AM

    Loved the way you have written this article. It makes a simple fact so interesting .. Hope you are able to write soon and all the best. Look forward to your next blog as I loved your writing style ..

    Neha (Sharing Our Experiences)

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    • ajaykontham
      September 8, 2017 @ 12 : 08 PM

      I hope so too.
      Thank you for dropping by and your lovely comment. 😀

      Reply

  61. ladynimue
    September 8, 2017 @ 4 : 12 PM

    I could relate to some of the feelings, or rather my Blog does relate to this. Hopefully reading all the blogs is giving me ideas too.

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  62. RamyaRao
    September 11, 2017 @ 10 : 29 AM

    But you did write. This. Now. And although you talk about coffee after coffee and the rut you write so well.

    I have been away from my blog for the same reason too. I wish to go to the coffee shop one day to write what my heart says. Coffee shop would be a change.

    What I am saying is it happens but writing also happens because only that can heal.

    Reply

    • ajaykontham
      September 11, 2017 @ 11 : 50 AM

      Yes, I did, after a struggle of ages, procrastination and whatnot.

      Do let me know if you plan to go to Starbucks, I have free coffee. 😛

      I hope so too that it will heal.

      Thank you for dropping by. 🙂

      Reply

  63. Mansi Laus Deo
    September 14, 2017 @ 12 : 48 AM

    Oh! Come. Onnnn!!!!! If this is how you write when you cannot write, I think you’re just being melodramatic like always. And have you considered this possibility that may be you are spending all your time nit-picking others’s comments? 😛
    Otherwise, if the case is different and you’re ‘actually’ not able to write, then just wait it out. The line that separates writing for passion and writing as a chore/habit is quite fine. Consider this “thoughtlessness” period as a vacation, a luxurious one since we are always bombarded with messages and thoughts from all sides.
    By the way, I loved the way you described your between-the-freshly-painted-white-walls activities 😀 Idleness can make us do crazy stuff 😀

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    • ajaykontham
      September 14, 2017 @ 5 : 05 PM

      This is how I whine when I am unable to write. And I am pretty sure you would also accept that my whining is getting out of hand a well. -_-

      That is an interesting way to look at it and I hope that it works out for me.

      Why, thank you. 😀

      Reply

  64. opinionatedmua
    September 22, 2017 @ 11 : 50 AM

    It was intense by exhilarating to read! Somewhere in this space of time, we all connect. Enjoyed reading this.

    Reply

    • ajaykontham
      October 21, 2017 @ 4 : 48 PM

      I am glad that you liked it.

      Thank you for dropping by. 😀

      Reply

  65. AuraOfThoughts MeenalSonal
    September 22, 2017 @ 1 : 45 PM

    We all have experienced the same, maybe sometimes pause is way to great start again.

    Cheers
    MeenalSonal from AuraOfThoughts

    Reply

    • ajaykontham
      October 21, 2017 @ 4 : 49 PM

      Yeah, I believe the same that a pause would kickstart the rusted engines. But it is taking a lot longer than I had thought it would take.

      Thank you for dropping by. 😀

      Reply

  66. Preethi Venugopala
    September 22, 2017 @ 6 : 31 PM

    Writing is cathartic. It heals like the best healer. May you find your healer back.
    Well written Ajay Kontham!

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    • ajaykontham
      October 21, 2017 @ 4 : 52 PM

      Exactly.
      And thank you for your kind words. I hope the same. 😀

      Reply

  67. Nayantara | MommyingbabyT
    September 23, 2017 @ 12 : 56 AM

    Dude 177 comments on this wonderful piece and you say you dont know how to write. 😀
    But beautiful piece nonetheless. i think I go dry ever so often too. And write fests like these are so welcome to force us into the habit again. 🙂

    Reply

    • ajaykontham
      October 21, 2017 @ 4 : 47 PM

      Why, thank you. 😀
      You’re too kind to say that.

      I know right, but somehow I got pulled into something else and just couldn’t follow the part of the fest. But I hope to get back on the bandwagon as soon as possible.
      Thank you for dropping by. 😀

      Reply

  68. rudraprayaga
    September 23, 2017 @ 12 : 00 PM

    Comments in a sizable number tells that what you write has something special.Such a person can find each and everything coming on the way as a topic. Very well expressed.

    your credit card liabilities may be one of the reasons that pulls back from imagination.So better you don’t buy anything, till your debt gets cleared. And then restrict your expenses as per your purse’s thickness.

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    • ajaykontham
      October 21, 2017 @ 4 : 45 PM

      You are right. Sizable amount of comments do tell something and that is not always about the writing being special. If you have observed, this is part of a campaign and it required that everyone particiapting in it to read the blog post, whether they like it or not, It was sort of mandatory, even the comments.

      But thank you nonetheless.

      I am trying to do exactly that. But, it still goes out of my hand. :'(

      Reply

  69. Gayatri Gadre
    September 25, 2017 @ 4 : 38 PM

    Happens to the best of us. Don’t work yourself up as it will yield nothing. Just clear your mind, look around, take a deep breath and enjoy this beautiful world we have around us. Look for stories in everything that is happening around you. Maybe the kids playing in the park have a story to tell, maybe that beggar around the corner has a story to tell. Be curious and let your mind drift away for a while

    Reply

    • ajaykontham
      October 21, 2017 @ 4 : 41 PM

      You are absolutely right.
      Everything around us has a story to tell and we just have to see/feel it and tell it.

      Thank you for dropping by. 😀

      Reply

  70. Yusra
    November 20, 2017 @ 12 : 21 AM

    Guilty. I was going through my reading list and it made me feel so down to see those people whom I follow keenly not blogging like they used to. What are we turning into?

    Reply

    • ajaykontham
      November 21, 2017 @ 10 : 39 PM

      I know right?
      I blame it on this thing called “Writers Block”, but I would be lying if I told it.

      I am hoping to get back on track as soon as possible.

      I have to check your blog as well. Will do it right now. 🙂

      Reply

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