“Sparkles and Garlands” : Drafts advices for bloggers

The drafts section on WordPress is something I love. It’s like a pile of useful drawers! I open them from time to time – and randomly – to :

  1. Check what it is about (written a long time ago : I forgot)
  2. Read over
  3. Throw a few new seeds into it
  4. Spill one or two sentences at the beginning, in it, or at the end
  5. Begin a new part/paragraph
  6. Pick up an extension, a branch : another article, therefore another draft, haha

 

Sometimes I forgot so much what it was about that I “reckon without” (dang : how to use this “reckon” verb?), and I trash the draft. Because a draft can be a title only, right?

In all “Advices for bloggers”, there’s this : << Write, write, and write >>. My advice here is : Draft, draft and draft again. I have more than 150.

Never be afraid to stupid-draft. Seeds are good, even if they growbecome into quirkytrees…

 

I do think that those who write (a blog or a book) have to exercise daily. So this is what I do : my bed is surrounded with books and magazines (and papered letters, these days). Every morning, before, while and after I coffee, I grab anything (made of paper) around, I gather two or three seeds until I can’t wait to sit in front of my computer.

If there’s nothing found, grab else, or go outside to breathe some air. Maybe it’ll come (and you could see the moon or hear the bird).

 

Oftentimes (oohhh that’s a word?), I create two or three new drafts. A title is enough sometimes (today : “Golem”). I likely spill one or two phrases into them. Then I let the windows opened : they are like little flowerpots.

Later when I kitchen or bathroom, I get sparkles and garlands which complete my pots. It’s likely that they become a couple of published articles during the day. Swell!

 

OK, I don’t know how to use the words likely, and reckon (without sounding Texan). And I use to spill too much. Sorry.

 

You can also read :

The Art of “Pause with Seeds”

 

Thanks for reading! Write well!

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The Importance of rumunchewminating #Drafts in #WordPress #Blogging

 

Bonjour !

Someone one day explained me WordPress and its tools (thanks, dear). I needed time to notice, though, that instead of writing my blog ideas on a notebook, I could use the DRAFTS. As I’m writing this, I have… 86 drafts. Sometimes it’s just a Title, sometimes it’s a whole article… without the last sparkle or the binder that would allow me to publish it.

For “Draft”, we say “Brouillon” in French (and oh I already guess this word will be a total mess to pronunce for you), which implies a sheaf of meanings.

A draft is a draft. If a person is muddled, we also say “he is draft” (il est brouillon), which makes sense. You could say this person is drafty, but I just discovered it means “uncomfortably breezy”, how sad. I love your “drafted” or “draftee” words, though. OK.

Drafts are like external little brains or memories. I suggest you read over a few of them, from time to time, putting back some of their seeds in your mind, in a useful Le Corbusier Effect. Your brain will rumunchewminate them like a little cow it is.

Sometimes a draft will stay sleepy for months. One good morning though, you’ll open it, add a paragraph and bingo, idea deedee, une idée ! The whole package disembarks and you can click on “Publish”. How come?

Another day of brain-silence, try this : go down to your last and 110th draft, open it, add something, a word, two lines. If it doesn’t unfold, close it back, that’s all. Next! Make them climb back up!

Have a nice day. Thanks for reading!

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