Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Blog-a-long Blues

Just about every blogger reaches a point one day or another when he or she feels there is nothing more to type. I think they used to call it "writer's block" - whatever - when this mood strikes YOU here's how to deal with it:

(1) This is actually a pre-emptive measure. When you ARE "hot" and have more to post than your fingers can type, save your extra entries on your blog or in your gmail account. Something may happen in the next week or month that ties in nicely withyour article, which you can then polish and release. On the other hand, if you have a finished article but don't want to saturate your blog with too many posts, save a post or two that are not time-sensitive. If your blog host allows, you can schedule them to publish on dates or times that you know you'll be otherwise engaged.

(2) Never panic. Wells do run dry once in awhile. Something will happen that will light your fire again. Just be patient.

(3) Nothing to blog about can be a good thing - it can send you outdoors where chances are you'll bump into something you can write about - or take pictures of! Most folks love the convenience of carrying a cellphone, and most mobiles have built-in cameras. Familiarize yourself with uploading pictres AND with blogging direct from your phone. There are many ways to do this, and I know bloggers who blog exclusively from their phones!

(4) DON'T ANNOUNCE THAT YOU WON'T BE BLOGGING! The world doesn't need to know you've got "writer's block" and if you're going on vacation or some other trip, undesirables in your locality and on the interNet DON'T need to know that you won't be around! Keep everyone guessing! Again, schedule posts to publish while you're gone. If you can't get to a computer while you're away or can't blog from your cellphone, publish a post the same day you leave (make it something timeless: maybe a poll about who your favorite dead celebrity is or something else unlikely to be affected by time) and have one ready to upload the minute you return.

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  2. This is great advice, Dave!
    Your blog is always a place of virtual sanity.



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