Dear Blog, I can’t believe I have so much to say, yet nothing to write…

I cannot believe that this day has finally come! The day I get to write my very first blog on my very own blog-site (my 17yr-old says I should not call it that, but what does he know, right?) I am soooo giddy with excitement at this, yet I am at a loss for words!

How does that even happen, and why? I am a writer, a word-smith, as my friend and high school classmate, U.N. affectionately refers to me (you’ll get to meet a bunch of my friends, if you stick around. In fact, you will get to meet my entire family, and everyone around me, especially those dear to me if you hang around long enough…just promise me you’ll come visit often, I will make it worth your while, I promise) Like I was saying, I am a talker, someone who always has a comment ready, a chatterbox, as my wifener calls me, a story teller. So, why am I not able to come up with something to say today?.

I want my blog to be fun, I want it to be interactive, I want folks to come here, read, connect, chuckle a little, laugh a little and even shed a tear or two if need be. So why am I unable to come up with something fun and engaging to write?


I guess I should tell you that frequently, as I go about my day, I hear words and phrases, comments, stories and everything in between, and I note them. So much so that I have, on many an occasion told myself, “if only I had a blog, I would write that…”, now I have a blog…and…nada? Where are all my stories? Hmmm. I hope I will eventually get over this block, “wait, what? a block? already? please say it ain’t so! Ok, let me rephrase, I know I will eventually make a headway, I am assuming this is common, and other experienced bloggers went through this. I am saying to myself, “the words will come”. They’d better.


So, by the way, just how long should my blogs be? How often do I post? what exactly am I supposed to be writing about? what if I sometimes have more to say? or not enough to say?, does it really matter? as long as I am happy with the end result(s), right?


I want this personal blog to reflect me, my interests, my passions, my life on a daily. I want folks to see and experience my life and I through my words. You think I can pull that off? Hmmm? I want it to be successful. I want to continue blogging long after most have stopped. I want, I want, I want…

Do other newbies go through this same self doubt, and uncertainty? Fears that no one will read their blogs and they won’t/can’t become famous through them? I am really hoping that others experienced this as newbies, if not, H-town, we might have a problem…

Any-who, I needed to write something down on your page today before I lose my momentum. So I have, and I am done. I can only hope it is good enough. I know we just met, so I can’t tell you everything about me on our first meeting. In time, I will. I would also like to know about you. Who are you? how did you find me? what would you like to know about me? I can already tell this is going to be a good relationship. It is always about the relationships, but then, you already knew that, right? Please drop me a quick “hello” before you leave, would you?

Ok, I don’t want to bore you, so let me get off while I am ahead… I can promise you, my next letter will surely be jam-packed full of juicy stuff.

Until then…

Peace still.


PS: My website dedicated to fighting teen depression and teen suicide, is LIVE, click the link to check it out!


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My name is Uchenna Umeh (oochaynnah oomay). I am a pediatrician, a wife, a mom, a disabled veteran, a "doc-preneur" in the making, an exercise enthusiast, 2-time bestselling author, global speaker on youth suicide, parent coach and teen advocate.

33 thoughts on “Dear Blog, I can’t believe I have so much to say, yet nothing to write…”

  1. Hi Uche.
    I always remember the Chinese proverb that says ” a journey of a thousand miles starts with one step” so there you are with your first step
    Indeed, I will visit often to see what you have to tell.
    Good start. All the best

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    1. that’s my fav proverb that repeated all through college and medical school and even included in my email closing sig. lol…so true and very relevant to blogging. Just keep at it and you’ll definitely get far and meet some interesting people in the process. Best wishes xo


      1. Thank you SO much…
        Looking forward to getting to know you better!
        Here’s to us Naija folks!


  2. So many accomplishments. . .and more to come I suspect. Looking forward to your future blogs UU. Congrats on taking the first step , F.


  3. Congratulations on your new blog, Uche!
    The most difficult stage in any venture is the beginning ( the Law of inertia).
    I’m confident you will do well 👏


  4. Yaayyyy! I knoe uou will fo great at thid, you arr interesting and infectious and I know it’s going to rub off on yourwriting.


  5. I’m loving this already and it’s just the opening act. I’ll be lapping up every word. Keep it coming!


  6. Its a familiar situation to have so much in you and getting the right words to share it seems hard. Patience ma Cherie the words will come and flow like a quiet water way

    God gat ya ma’am


  7. This is good and so timely dear Uchenna. You already talked so much sense. Keep the good work and God will never stop doing wonders in your life


    1. Thank you Ani!
      I actually have a couple more posts already. Please look through the site and see them.
      You can also click the plus sign at the right bottom of your screen and sign up, so you don’t miss any more fun stuff!


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