After a year of writing things down here in WordPress, I noticed on my Dashboard that I’ve actually written about 120 posts. 120 posts! That’s about 1/3 of a year and probably more words than any of my papers back in college. After the odd and awfully long rant piece I wrote the other day, maybe it’s just time to write and go back to more simple forms of blogging — the LIST.
For this post, I’ll list down…THINGS TO DO WHEN YOU ARE NOT WRITING ON YOUR BLOG
- Go back to your day job. If your company isn’t paying you to be browsing, reading and blogging on the internet, go on and do what they pay you to do. Stop pretending that you’re working or they might just start to pretend that they’re paying you.
However, assuming you have a lot of time on your hands, then do the following:
- Read the news. Most often than not, one can find inspiration for writing with what’s in the news. That’s what I do.
- Read other blogs. It’s a good exercise for amateurs like me to read other blogs with a good following. Not only is it an entertaining exercise, it’s also a good way to pick up different blogging styles. There’s always listverse.com — informative and entertaining.
- Share a thought, post comments on other blogs. Who knows? An exchange of ideas with other writer/bloggers out there might clear your thoughts for better writing/ blogging.
- Read blogs on blogging! LOL. Seriously, for the intense blogger there are a lot of helpful blogging tips out there. There’s stuff on Pro-Blogger, Copyblogger. I also checked out Blog Godown before. There’s also a link on my blogroll for one who offered tips — Kevin Tan.
- Watch a movie. Relax that brain. Not only will it be good for your blogging, the fresh brain will be better at its real job.
- Go on Facebook. Catch up with what your friends have been posting on their walls — STALK THEM (kidding). Play a game. Currently, I’ve been playing CSI on Facebook. It’s entertaining –just a bit slow on the energy recharge. I don’t play FarmVille or CityVille because of all the wall posts it generates.
- Read a book. Reading books is a good way to observe how real writers/ authors organize their thoughts in order to come up with a more cohesive presentation. Personally, I’ve been hooked on the Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics books lately.
- Read other fun stuff on the web. There’s always Cracked.com.
If you’re in doubt whether you should be blogging or not, blog about it. 😛
- How Often Should You Update Your Blog (bloggingtips.com)
- Four Prewriting Exercises To Help You Create Great Blog Posts (eblogtip.com)
- Is a blog still important in 2011? (technobabble2dot0.wordpress.com)