Well, I’m still wallowing in the murky depths of writer’s block. I love my blog and I do love writing, but when I get to sitting in front of my computer, there’s a complete wall that goes up… the tallest one I’ve ever encountered.
Anyway, while swimming around here the other day, I came across a great post called, “How Your Audience Is Like The Mogwai” I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and got some great tips for successful blogging. Here are some ideas I liked:
- Carry a journal, a little notebook for jotting down ideas, phrases, whatever for blog posts: I need for this NOT to be electronic. Too much of a learning curve for me; and has happened in the past, hasn’t worked out (to put it kindly).
- Create a blogging schedule: Decide what is “realistically” achievable. I think I’m going to aim for twice a week, but realize that once a week might be what I’m only capable of for right now.
- Timing publication of posts wisely: I’ve never thought about this, but I will. I am a late-night writer and as soon as I’m done, I publish. Well, maybe I’ll need to hold off until the next day. I live on the east coast of the United States. Don’t know where this will fit in, but I’ll have to give it good thought.
- Using Facebook and twitter to advertise published posts: Well, I never really liked this idea, but heck, I’m not doing anything else that’s positive with these accounts (except of course for playing Bejeweled Blitz).
- Use Pictures: I don’t remember this from Joey’s blog, but I love using pics in my articles. I like to use at least one each time.
Okay, so that should be enough for today.