Riatarded wrote “The Uninspired Chronicles” about her writer’s block and challenged bloggers to post their thoughts. We all have writer’s block from time to time. Sometimes I am just too lazy to put down my thoughts and sometimes there aren’t any to put down. Over the past six months I have come up with some ways to help curb it.
- My best blogs (at least I think) are written when I am fired up about something or someone (mostly idiots). I try to write it during the emotional phase before the fire cools. If I can’t do that I jot a couple of notes or phrases to help me recreate my emotions. You can always find idiots to write about. Just look around.
- Much to the dismay of my friends and family, I look at every experience as a blogortunity. (Feel free to create new words if necessary!) It’s like a salesperson looking at everyone as a
- Sometimes what is funny in person doesn’t translate into a good blog and vice versa. You may have to leave out the best part or people will not talk to you and something gets lost. However, you do carry a poetic license to enhance a story, much like a boob job and some nip and tuck. Use it!
- When I’m hot, I’m hot. Sometimes I can write three stories in an hour, so I do. The best posts are the ones that sit a couple of days to ferment just like wine or maybe sauerkraut. When I come back to use them, I can usually add a few things I forgot the first time around.
- I’d like all my posts to be riotously funny but it doesn’t happen. Keep your expectations low so when it all comes together, you are on top of the world!
- When you are really stuck, get the cats to post for you. Animal people laugh at everything! They are the best followers in the world.
- Always finish off with chocolate! That will ensure there is a reward at the end even if Freshly Pressed misses their opportunity.
- Keep writing even if its gibberish. Nothing happens if you don’t write.
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