Blog-It-Out, Blog for You

So, you have been given a mandate to write and post a blog once a week. But, you are not blogging.

You are not getting paid to blog. You are not expecting many readers will read your blogs. You are continually asking yourself why should I blog? What useful purpose does blogging serve? Even your friends and family rarely read your blogs. You receive few comments.

But the mandate remains so you must deal with this, one way or another.

Write one last blog and declare that you are not going to continue your blog. Accept the consequences. Take control. Problem solved!

Or, disregard all the reasons not to blog and focus on a few good reasons that support blogging.

Periodic blogging helps a writer develop the writing habit. One periodic writing habit will lay the foundation for writing larger  projects.

Blogging can be the repository for your praises and your rants. Blog-it-out through the process of writing.

Blogging provides writers with a forgiving platform for experimentation.

Blogging provides a opportunity for the mini-reports. Each week you encounter numerous small questions. What is that word? How did that idea originate? What is that thing? Who was that person? How does that process work? Blog-it-out.

Blog for you.

Pick a day and time for writing that weekly blog. Enter it on your schedule and put it on your calendar. Use green ink, not red ink. Your laundry gets done each week and your teeth gets brushed each day. Your blog will get written and posted each week.

You certainly carry a reporter’s note book. In the back where you list your story ideas make a page for blog ideas. All you need is one idea per week, per blog.

Place a green note ‘WATCH FOR BLOG IDEAS’ in your daily schedule . Enter this into your schedule for each day of the coming week after you complete your blog each week.

After posting your weekly blog do something (else) that is fun.

Blog-it-out, blog for you.

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3 responses to “Blog-It-Out, Blog for You

  1. I blog and tweet my posts on Twitter every week, except this week. Why? Because some nasty, miserable person saw fit to put a nasty Trojan out there that is now inhabiting my computer. I took it to the shop on Thursday after trying to self-remove the nasty bugger, and I should have it back by tomorrow. There may be a good reason for someone disappearing off of the radar, and this is one of those things.

    Oh, valuable lesson. Do backup all of your information so that it is available when you have to do a complete restore.

    Have a wonderful day. And to you nasty person planting Trojans out there, “What goes around, comes around.”

  2. Great reasons for blogging. The person who invented the blog, as far as I’m concerned, is right up there with the guy who invented the cell phone. Love them both.

  3. Hi John:
    This is an excellent post to motivate people who have been assigned, or have assigned themselves, the task of keeping a blog moving forward. But it also might help if you can point to additional online blogging tools or inspiration, places where your colleagues can pick up ideas for trying new ideas and experimentation.

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