Sometimes I find people in my spam Que asking me what blog platform I would consider the best. I always try to tell them that it’s their motivation that really matters; how badly do you want to write? Some people, like myself, have quirky personalities, so they don’t get a lot of traffic. What do I mean by quirky? Do I have to tell you everything?
The moody; those with pent-up anger, who perhaps, from time to time, show their dark side, or may have a tendency to take out how they feel, on others; as if their rejection of you is the motivating factor for their own personal war with the blogging process itself. That might lose you friends! I can’t explain it any better than that. Give yourself time to adjust. What others think of you is not nearly as important as what you think of yourself! Though ranting is allowed, I’d suggest maintaining your cool as much as possible! Trust me! Here, it’s like you exploded a bomb! Everybody runs for cover!
You are entering a social media platform more than anything else, so there are political under-currents involved! People will judge your character, and sentence you to popularity or obscurity. Surprising as this sounds, both have their advantages and disadvantages. Being unpopular, may make you try harder, advancing your writing capabilities! Anyway, it’s more important to be involved in the process, than to snarl at the results…
If you’re pronounced popular, you’ll spend more time answering people, than you actually can blog! So be prepared to be here more or less as a full-time job! Else wise, with just a few friends, such as I have, I am free to concentrate more on blogging… If I want pats on the back, I just have to look in my spam Que. They are more like business types who try to persuade you to join their platform, (because of your great potential, LOL!) or comments from outsiders who just like to read, without the political arena pressure, to give the people what they want, etc.. Don’t always dismiss them. Sometimes their comments are note-worthy!
I never just sit down to blog. I sit and brainstorm some ideas for a topic first. Then I blog! But what will you say? If you get the idea, the rest will come! I never just sit down at the computer and ask myself: ‘What will I blog about today? I sit separate from the influence of ‘pressure to perform’, initiated by the screen in front of me. If I don’t come up with something within a half hour, I know I don’t really want to blog, so I wait for something in life to peak my interest, and then I’ll blog. Be careful! Just concerning yourself with your stats can cause you to blog more gibberish than real generated enthusiasm for your topic!
There’s no greater feeling than having your thoughts spill out like water over the page, instead of boring yourself in public! I find poetry very motivational in this regard, because poetry has no boundaries! You can just let your emotions flow out onto the page! Those of us wearing our moody boots can channel our emotions then, without offending anyone; as long as you express feelings without personal accusations, you’re good to role! Always proof-read your work, so you can add or subtract where appropriate.
‘Point form’ blogs are fun! Once you start, you don’t want to stop! They’re a good way to inject humor quickly, or concentrate points for a specific topic you later plan to expound upon. It’s easy to find pictures using Google, to help you express a short story, or instructional blog.
Blogging can be a good way to pass the time, or it can be all-consuming to you. Whatever the case, may your blogging experience be filled with fresh ideas! Asking your audience questions at the end of your blog can motivate people to respond; they else wise maybe just don’t know what to say. You’re just helping them along a little, that’s all. It doesn’t have to be true! Fiction is just fine; tell’m all about the Fire Sale that burned down your house… Draw from your own imagination! That’s part of the big hoot about writing, so don’t deny yourself of it! Don’t always be ‘factual!’ Mix it up a little. That will also give you more latitude to write…
I hope you’ve found this helpful! Keep one thing in mind, and you should have no problem coming up with topics: ‘The world is your oyster!’ If that doesn’t help, just google search: ‘interesting blog topics’… Have a nice day, and be involved in your life, because writing about personal experiences was originally what blogging was all about. My! How times have changed! Just believe in, and be yourself! That’s what’s really going to matter in the long run… If there’s anything I’ve left out, please, by all means feel free to add to this… I don’t proof read for mistakes. I wanna know what I said! LOL!