Woohoo!!! It's Thursday!!!!
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Elana Johnson, Alex Cavanaugh and I are at it again!!! Check out their point of views on WHAT TO BLOG ABOUT!
(Alex will post about this and our next topic tomorrow!!!)
Ever have that day where you wake up and you don't have ANYTHING to talk about?
Yeah, don't worry, we all have those days!!!
That's when I tap into my idea bucket. That's right, what I like to call my idea bucket, it's where I jot down things that I COULD blog about when I run out of things to say.
Right now in my bucket I have about 4 ideas sitting there. I write all my blogs on Sunday so that means throughout the week when I have ideas I don't use them, I house them just incase on Sunday I'm not full of ideas! It's good to have something to always fall back on!
However just incase you don't have an idea bucket like me (which I think you should strongly consider) here are some tips to help you get through your blogging schedule!
1. Fun ideas - Seriously... I cannot talk enough about FUN! I have a blogging schedule I go by when I run out of things... This is a guide for me when I've lost all blogging ability. It looks like this:
Writings on the wall - An experiment where I write standing up and share what I wrote.
Tuesday Twist - I find three books I'm interested in, share the synopsis with you and ask which one you would read WITHOUT knowing the title. At the end I reveal the title and author and see your response on what you thought.
Wednesday Writing - A post related to writing or inspiration, characters, outlining, quotes, anything I want.
Truth Thursdays - Sharing five things about myself that can sometimes be insanely weird.
Friday - Misc. day... talk about giveaways, life, writing, the world is my playground.
2. Look Out - Scope out what bloggers are talking about. It helps you gauge what's on people's mind and could give you some awesome inspiration from someone else's blog idea. Make sure if you steal their idea that you give them credit for it!
3. Writing - There are several processes to follow when writing a book, depending on what phase your end you can talk about it. Talk about your favorite process of writing. I love character collages so there are times I'll share pictures with you to show off what I've been working on!
4. Life & Love - Sometimes we need a break from writing, reading or talking about both. Share some interesting and fun facts about yourself... or if they're not interesting make them that way.
FOR INSTANCE: Right now I'm watching the Rachel Zoe project. That statement is not very fun at the moment... however I can jazz it up...
Currently I'm watching Rachel Zoe going giddy over Kate Hudson in London, while I'm dreaming of getting off my bum to take a shower and follow by making myself a full stack of pancakes. Still dreaming since I'm still blogging... will remain hungry for time being.
(SEE, I just jazzed it up!)
So when you think you're all blogged out, remember there is always something that you can make interesting, always a structure you can fall back on to make yourself an easy week, if not, start stalking the blogs for inspiration!