I was brainstorming some ideas for a blog post and suddenly it occurred to me, that's my post. So I'm asking you, how is it that you go about writting your posts? Do you prepare posts in advance or wing it?
I'm more the wing it type. I don't like schedules, I keep things free. When I'm inspired to write I do. I'm not totally flighty though. I do try and sit down at the computer early in the morning to write. Show up and just say what's on my mind.
Then I keep them in draft form for finishing. I try to wait a day before posting but sometimes I just can't wait and have to post right then.
This month I tried being more proactive in my blog post writing.
Instead of being "willy nilly" I wrote down themes and ideas for a series of posts.
This month, I made a "What's to come" post for the month of May. I liked that very much because it kept me on track. I had an outline to follow. I think I'm going to keep this strategy. It worked out well for me by giving me a starting point to expand on.
I'm a list maker, problem is I make the list and then promptly misplace it. ("Now where did I put that tiny scrap of paper that I had my great idea on?")
There are those categories that are the main stay of my blog. The topics that I normally blog about such as what is inspiring me, works in progress, how to be more creative....
Keeping a Blog book is a good thing to have. Just something small that you can keep in a pocket or purse. Somewhere to keep all of the great ideas you have brewing. I also keep notes on my iphone which is terrific for those "Eureka" moments.
Tutorials and How to's are always a good post but I rarely do them. I would like to do more of them but I only want to post things that others are not doing. I believe most of the readers of this blog know a lot about how to paint and do mixed media art. But when something comes up that I just learned or I think will help you, I jump to it.
I like to talk about creativity, where it comes from, what inspires me, how to have the time to create. Those are the things I can never get enough of. I like to hear about your ideas and how you go about blogging.
Let me know in the comments what ways you are brainstorming ideas for your blog.
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