Last night I actually made a list of blog post ideas. Can you believe it? Who does that?
The ideas were generally dumb and I probably won’t use many of them, but I felt compelled to make the list. Like I’m some sort of famous blogger that everyone wants to read and I actually have to plan what I am going to write. I think I’m going to rip that page out of my journal and go back to my usual blogging methodology. Don’t you just love that word? Methodology. The first time I heard it, I went to dictionary.com to see if was a real word because I was convinced that the person who used it had just made it up. If she did, it caught on well enough to gain entrance into the dictionary.
My practice is to open the new post template and then stare at the screen, out the window, at my Blackberry, file my nails, nibble on some sunflower seeds until inspiration hits. Sometimes it’s a quick one. Other times, I eventually wander off and forget about it. That’s why I thought the list might be a good idea. But it seems so – I don’t know – structured. Is a blog supposed to be structured? Are there rules to all of this? I sure hope not, because I suspect I haven’t followed any of them.
Never did like rules much. Ask my Mom. Or an old boss or two.
But I am open to suggestions. If you have some ideas that you think I can blog about, let me know. Just keep it reasonable, okay?
And I make no promises.
4 responses to “The Blog Idea List”
Who keeps a list of blog post ideas? I do, Wendy. Even though I haven’t written a post in some time, I still keep a list. You never know.
Blog post ideas can come from anywhere. Sure, it’s great to wait for inspiration as you sit in front of your computer. Who doesn’t appreciate the casual, and fun, sound of that?
But blogging is serious business, too, because other people–around the world–take time out of their busy schedules to read what we have to say. And I think we should have something worthwhile to share and never waste their time.
Just my thoughts.
Well said, my friend.
My posts are superficial and undeep, but I like to think they’re well-written, at least.
I think you should post your blog list.
I just may do that!