What it’s like to write a blog post.
I sit down in a comfortable spot with my computer. (the more comfortable it is, the better, we may be here a while…)
I catch up on all the other blogs I am following. Kuddo’s to the people who write consistently, you help me to procrastinate. And you give me ideas for my own blog, but mostly it’s help with procrastinating…
I open up my blog. Do I have any notifications? How did my last post do? Did anyone like it? I hope they did, but the internet is a fickle thing, so who knows!
After dinking around my blog settings, trying to decide if I should update them or not, (I really should, maybe I will this week?) I open up a new post.
I stare at the blank page. Willing it to give me inspiration. No inspiration yet.
I ask myself a series of questions to hopefully give ideas.
- Have I been reading anything interesting recently?
- What have I been thinking about?
- Have I learned any pertinent lessons recently?
- Am I irritated by anything today? (don’t laugh, some of my best ideas come from this question)
Well great, none of my questions turned up anything new. As a last resort, I start typing ‘I don’t know what to write about. I am stuck, I don’t have any ideas…’ and on and on it goes.
After all that, if I still don’t have any ideas, I either do something short and silly like this, or I turn everything off and wait for next week.
Maybe someday I will actually discuss how to write a good blog post. Maybe. Until that day, enjoy the post!