I love learning (as you well know) and love sharing what I’ve learned. When it comes to blogging, there are so many ways to stay on the writing path when you’re looking at a blank canvas. It’s easy to say, “I can’t think of a thing to write that others want to read” (ok, I’ve said that many times!) so these tips will help you and me when we fall off the wagon.
I’ve composed a list of 7 tips to turn to when the canvas is white and the fingers are idle.
- Be authentic. You know what I mean.
- Read other posts and tweet them. Almost all the posts we read have a tweet button – click it and send the post to the universe. It’s what you do when you really like something.
- Visit new blogs and read not only the post but the comments as well. Follow the link back to another blog and read some more.
- Have a favorite blogger? Check out the links they have on their page – it’s a compliment when others link to you so check out why they’re special.
- Talk global and write local. Refer to something going on in the world and apply how it affects you and your community. Real life examples add energy and interest.
- Share a moment… something you thought, did or said. When you add a bit of yourself to the post, your readers want to know more. It’s ok to teach – but you must be willing to give something of yourself – trust me!
- Be bold. Yes, I’ve touted this one before but it’s ok to be daring and try something new. Take a stand, make a vlog, include a video, and be controversial. As long as you’re authentic your boldness will pay off.
Now tell me, what do you do when your canvas is blank?
9 thoughts on “7 Blogging Tips to Keep the Words Flowing”
I do something else! LOL, what I mean is – I do something creative, like my collage or dyeing. I find it meditative, and while I’m ‘meditating’ I get inspired to write.
So if you don’t like what I write you can blame it on the colour, LOL. Good collection of tips here. I’ve noted them.
Yes, that’s another great tip – go out and get inspired then come back and write! I love it!
Sometimes I go ring a bell.
A small — or big — mediation bell, or gong. The sound does something to my insides that’s wholly good.
What a quick way to turn things around -this is truly a tip that I’ve never conceived of before! I’ll have to try it!!
Well said… and another is reciprocate when bloggers share.
Still catching up… kids in town from fall college break. 🙂
You’re right – when someone shares something – a link, idea, suggestion, photo, recipe… it’s so easy to comment and broadcast information about that blogger. It’s a game of tag, isn’t it?
Hey I’ll admit it; I am here because you “liked” my post and WP in its infinite wisdom gave me a link to your blog. (BTW thanks for reading and “liking.”)
I think your global/local tip is especially helpful. I think it works in reverse as well. Start out by telling about something that happened to you and push on to its greater significance. (Not saying I do it…just that it seems a good idea to try.
Thanks for the tip and you’re correct – when I do something when I talk about it in the bigger scheme of things and see where it goes the local/global thing keeps turning!
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