I’m out of blog posts.
I try to set-up blog posts in advance. I sit for a day or two and brainstorm what I want to write about and then get as many done as I can. I’ve had as many as a three months of cushion with scheduled posts (24ish), but right now I have zero written posts in the hopper. Uggg.
Focus Fox is fun because it’s based on quotes. I look around for quotes, write them all out, and then think about them. Once I’m on a roll, I can do quite a few at a time. I think I have to be in a sassy-pants frame of mind.
The other blog posts are much harder. I’m going for short and potentially funny.
Topics I know anything about or are interested in: Crazy things my kids do or say, Mom misses, D&D (3.5), personality tests, philosophical musings, cool science news, odd stories, writing… well you get the idea.
I’ve struggled with what to write because most of my ideas seem lame. I did get invited by a friend to do story analysis on movies and/or reviews, but I’ve no interest in that. My day job has enough analysis. And quite frankly, I’ve a limited amount of time I can write in a day. I work full time, have smaller kiddos, etc. So whatever I do for the blog can’t be full-time or I’ll never finish any novels.
I’ve gotten advice about knowing my audience or other advice about how blogging is SO last year/decade. Both rubbed me the wrong way. I don’t think this is sunk cost fallacy at play. Or me just being old and set in my ways.
I blog mostly because I like doing it. I’m forced to a deadline and forced to write something. I’d spent far too many years thinking about writing, rather than actually writing. Anything that makes me put butt in seat is a great thing, even if it divides my writing time.
So out of curiosity, what would you want to read about?