Frequent bloggers often lament about struggling to find new ideas for posts. I have been there and usually write a really boring piece whining about my day. Nobody wants to read those dreadful musings. So, where do the ideas come from?
The answer is simple, aliens. No, that doesn’t sound right.
It’s a process, one must get a spark. My best posts are generally born of an angst ridden internal dialogue sparked by someone being stupid. (See Snooki vs. Toni Morrison)
The problem is that I don’t have a deep enough well of bitterness to fill the blog, daily. I need other sources to light the writing fires, and last night, while lying in bed reading a zombie novel on my Kindle app for iPhone, I had an idea. Seriously, I mean, who isn’t inspired by the walking dead as they try to feast on the hero’s little grey cells.
Yesterday, I banged out some words about my feeling that comments should be taken seriously, and it behoves the writer to make an effort to pen something of value. Isn’t that what bloggers are trying to do with their posts? For those who didn’t study, the answer is, yes. (This question will be on the final) I digress…
I would estimate that I wrote over 2,000 word worth of comments, yesterday. Some of them were pretty good, so why not save them as seeds for a blog post?
Stephen King said in his book, On Writing, that if one wants to write they must read. If one wants to blog, the same applies. If one wants to have a successful blog, they must write, read, and comment, (The three r’s…wait…nevermind). If one is going to carefully craft a comment, then they obviously care enough about the subject to make it a full blown post. The best part is that those 300 words that were left on www.SexyLibrariansWhoDigMiddleAgedBaldingGuys.com, will have put the writer well on their way to having a new post.
So, leave a comment, then copy and paste it into a word document and save it in a folder called, My Brilliant Ideas, and you will never want for words again…unless, of course, you meet a sexy librarian, and then you may not care about writing anymore.