Writing-Hitting The Wall
*Do not post a blog everyday. I made that mistake early. You can write everyday, if that is your method. But do not set this back breaking, pressure cooker task of always having a fresh blog out there. I post a blog two or three times a week.
*Find guest bloggers! Whether it be a talented friend who has never blogged or a fellow blogger you meet in FB land, this can be a great back up system for you.
*When you are in the creative mood, stop everything and write!
2nd--Take lots of pictures.
SNAP a picture: Any time you make a special recipe, do a craft project, see art in a broken glass in the rain, a flying butterfly, have a party, or do anything unusual with the family like when you mix football and basketball at a reunion or make a paper airplane and have a contest to see who can fly it the longest. If it’s a bit unusual, rare, a thing of beauty, artsy, etc, snap a picture! You will find future blogs in these photos!
3rd--Gather old projects from the closet, attic or junk room!
I used a poem I wrote in grade school in a blog and a song I wrote over 10 years ago! It’s old to you, but new to us. Although the project may be completed, it will be an exercise in mental activity and fun to tie it in with your blog’s general theme. Not that all posts need to follow your blog’s general theme. It’s nice to give the reader a little variety!
4th--Have a master list of things to add to a blog
*All you need is a simple idea and then consult your master list to find enough to fill in and have a fun blog: Add game. Add puzzle (word search and others). Add a skit or song. Write a poem. Add a recipe. Have a word list (Shakespeare’s titles, famous TV shows, cereal brands) and make a story out of the word list. Add a mysterious picture. Add a Top Ten List. Add a quiz. Add fun facts. Add inspirational quotes. Use the word groovy.
**Example** If you had a food blog:
*Add a game--Have your party guests play charades with the ingredients in your dinner recipe. Explain the rules, play it at home and take pictures and add to your blog!
*Add puzzle--Have a healthy brain power recipe, perhaps something with fish in it. Make a scramble (or jumble) puzzle from the list of ingredients needed for the recipe as an extra brain power boost for the reader!
*Add a song: Change the words of “I've been working on the Railroad” to "I've been squeezing fresh orange juice”
*Write a poem:
Ode To A Root Beer Float
Oh come to me Root Beer Float
Full of cream and fizz
Oh come to me Root Beer Float
Before I wake the kids
*Mysterious photo: Butterfly.
Blog subjects could be:
The Metamorphosis of Monday’s Mundane Meatloaf to …
“Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee Cream Cheese and Cayenne Pepper Dip Recipe"
*Add Top 10 List
Top 10 reasons to top it (anything) with Sour Cream! 10. It’s the whip cream of casseroles. 9. It’s before Labor Day, so it’s fashionable! 8. It’s…..
*Add a quiz:
If you are making cookies with M&M’s in them: Quiz??? What is your favorite color of M&M’s? Make a list up of what each color of the M&M represents. If your favorite color of M&M is blue, then you are a person who….
*Add fun facts:
Peanut Butter--The Fun Facts--
Peanut Butter can be used to take the gum out of your hair! What nut first figure that out?
*Add Inspirational Quotes -- For example - Quotes for a Making Egg Salad Blog --
A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked. - Bernard Meltzer
What is my loftiest ambition? I've always wanted to
throw an egg at an electric fan. - Oliver Herford
5. Try writing something little every day, whether it’s for a current blog or not. When you try something you haven’t done for a while, like throw or catch a ball, shoot pool, shoot a basket, at first you are bad, but the mind starts remembering the coordination needed. Then in little time, you are exponentially better. You can do it without thinking about it. The same with writing. The brain starts remembering the rhythm of your writing, vocabulary of past and new words you Thesaurus in. In little time, you are a genius!
6. When in the midst of Writer's Block: Put your blog you are stuck on somewhat out of your head. I get 90% of my ideas in the shower. Also, making posters for a blog jump starts the creative process. I am just thinking about the beauty and not the words themselves. Also, sometimes I have ideas I want in, but can’t figure out the writing, it’s easier for me to put it in a poster with picture and fewer words. I can cross that idea off the list as it’s in the blog now!
7 The easiest thing to do is to write what you know about, and are passionate about.
Writer's Block--Writing A Blog Out of Nothing at All
Use your photos, past projects, your master list, your little, fun pieces you practice writing with, your friends (guest blog), fun motivational quotes, dust off an old poem or a family recipe, and recycle from old blogs!
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Well my groovy ones, I hope this helps you out!
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