White Screen of Intimidation

I don’t know how many of you know the term "Blue Screen of Death." If you don’t, it’s the blue screen that pops up with machine code in white letters only a programmer understands when Windows crashes.

That’s not what I want to talk about, but to use it to segue into a new term I invented: The White Screen of Intimidation.

It’s the little white window I’m now typing in and doing my level best to come up with SOMETHING to write about interesting enough not to put you or me asleep.

It’s a versatile term as well, I noticed. It can be applied to that blank white piece of paper or word processor screen when I need to write something . . . anything . . . please?

. . .

Crap, I’m too intimidated!

I’ll give it another try later. I don’t like to be intimidated, especially not by a little, white square box or piece of paper.

7 thoughts on “White Screen of Intimidation

  1. I think Firefox loads pages so much faster on average than IE is because it automatically loads up the cashed version of the site instead of checking each time for graphic changes.
    So says The Geek.


  2. I make little sticky notes of thoughts or saying that I hear that are interesting. Then when I “need” to write and am having a “white page” day, I pick one of them to comment on.
    Won’t help today, but it might give you a head start on your next “white page” day.


  3. Hi Andra – So far I seem to have more trouble with white pages that already have words on them–words that I don’t like and don’t know how to fix! =D What would you call those pages?


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