I’m a bit perturbed about James Chartrand’s recent post over at Men With Pens about abandoning a blogging schedule, not least because she advocated only writing meaningful things while simultaneously appearing as if she just threw her post together. I’m gonna be upfront with you all – I just whipped up this post. But most of the time, I leave my writing to marinate before posting.
A trick of the trade in the blogging world is coming up with a good series that readers will wait in anticipation for you to post then share wildly with their friends. But how do you know if your series idea is gonna be good for the long haul? First of all, not all series [...]
It’s tough going it alone, especially in a field that you have natural talents but only some experience. Recently, I’ve been focusing on becoming a better copywriter and features/magazine writer. I set weekly goals for myself but more often than not, those goals fall by the way side. Working full-time is a serious drain on [...]
For the last, I don’t know, 10 years my creativity has come in spurts and wells, ebbs and eddies. It’s never been so consistent. And really the only thing that I pursued doggedly was singing – which varied week by week, month by month. It’s always been difficult for me to think up great ideas [...]
Still stuck on what to write about? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. Here are some quick tips on getting inspired:
You spend so much time on this damn blog thing but you can’t ever think of anything to say. Bust through this exercise with me and you’ll get to 100 post ideas in no time. That’s right – 100 blog post ideas to pull from when your brain is stalled. So how do you go [...]
Google Analytics displayed a queer stat the other today – one person got to my site by typing in “journalism lies.” Interesting that, since I have been thinking about that same notion. Touring around DC, I often walk past the Newseum and roll my eyes at the gargantuan screen print of the first amendment hanging [...]