This is the 12th day (and counting) that I have been struggling with the flu, or what we think it’s the flu. This is really a problem when you’re trying to blog daily. I mean, think about it- how to be creative when you have a killing headache to deal with? And since I’ve noticed I’m not the only one trying to write, I figured it wouldn’t be such a bad idea to share some tips with my fellow bloggers.
Tip 1 – Do not blog about being sick.
Tip 2 – Freewrite
Most people think that people don’t want to read what they have to say if it isn’t extraordinary. I strongly disagree. I think we all love stories- no matter what kind. So what happened today? What made you happy? What made you laugh? You’d be surprised how easy a story may flow after you start typing stuff.
Tip 3 – You could ask your wife
And if you’re as lucky as me, she may say something like “I don’t know, write about a movie.”
If nothing comes up still…
Tip 4 – It’s a good thing we have neighbors
Although not listed on my 2011 goals, one of the things I wanted to do for the year (and years to come) was to read other blogs consistently. I wanted to do so because I love people and the stories everyone has to offer. And I have found that sometimes after I read someone else’s blog, I end up with something good to write about in my own blog.
Tip 4 – If all else fails…
Okay, then you may blog about being sick.
-Mrs. This One