Sounds dirty, right? Nope! Just holding a not-quite-asleep babe.
My friend Jason writes that the sight of a blank page inspires him.
For myself, I find that staring at a blank post to be just that. Blank. My mind suddenly quiets down and the soundtrack of my daily thoughts gets switched from 11 to 0 in an instant. I think it's because there are so many things going through my head all the time, it's hard to think of just ONE thing to write about. Maybe things will flow more easily as I make this a habitual activity.
I should really make a "topics" list to jog my memory. That may help.