There are many ways to blog. You can write a novel chapter by chapter, or you can “react” to news in the world, or comment fashion, or new trends in food. You’re good.
My article talks about bloggers who needs ideas and inspiration. This is what I try to do, and I like this way, because it puts your brain in alert. You glean…
You read a magazine, you talk with a friend, you got and email, you have a walk around the block, you bake, or you take a shower : Bim! (this is the sound of an idea coming to you).
(The symbol is a bulb over your head, right?)
You hurry to sit in front of your computer. You click on “Write”, while your brain is already organizing things…
What begins commands. We all have our patterns, and when you start you more or less know where you’re going.
My tool here is :
Dial : Beware of “What begins commands”, because it’s too easy. You follow one path but :
- you could lose branch points
- you could ignore good bypasses
- your steam can hide possibilities.
Lever : Stand up, for blog’s sake! Finish your article if you’re too excited, but at one point, don’t publish. Stand up. I mean for real! Stand up and go away. Open a window. Wash a cup and a fork. Pet a cat. Breathe.
Flaubert, the French author who wrote Madame Bovary, had “un gueuloir”, a “scream room”. He was walking and yelling his texts in this room. It’s crazy? Not that much. You’ll have to find your own way. Just do something else while you think about your article or your page. Maybe print it and take a pen. You’ll find ideas, “furthers”, new branches, words, style nuggets, inversions, interesting bypasses, etc.
OK, go back writing now, you fool 😅
Thanks for reading!