This will NOT be a post about WHAT to write about when you run out of blogging ideas.
There are many, many posts on Active Rain that can give boatloads of ideas about what to write about.
Just hit the Search link at the top of any Active Rain page, and do a search about "what should I blog about" and you should get gobs of Active Rainer's posts about it.
This WILL be a post about what you DO... once you get that idea.
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If you are a blogger, and try and blog consistently... perhaps a few times a week... perhaps more... maybe even once a day... coming up with ideas about things to write about can be a problem.
But once you finally GET a good idea... you need to make the best of it you can.
So... let's talk about "inspiration"... and what to do once you GET that idea.
Occasionally... when I am doing something, just about anything... all of a sudden an idea, an inspiration, pops into my head, and I think... "Gee, that would make a great subject for a blog post."
Here's the question: What do you do then ?
I have found that for me... one of two things can happen.
One possibility is this: When a great idea hits me... if I think... "oh... great idea for a post. And then I think... poop, I don't have time now, I'll just do it later."
Well...that can be a really big Ooops ! Either later NEVER comes for me, or when I DO have time, I have either forgotten what the idea was, or perhaps I DO remember what I was going to write about... but all the "inspiration"... all the "excitement" about it... that I had in my mind at the time... is gone.
So... if I wait, and write the post later... it can often be pretty dull... and probably will not be something that will bring readers back to see what my NEXT "boring post" will be about.
The second way, which works best for me... is this: If I am anywhere near a computer... and an idea "hits" me... I really, really need to rush to my computer... if at all possible... and sit down immediately, and just start writing.
I have found that if I can do it right way... the idea is fresh in my mind, but even more important, even critically more important... is that my EXCITEMENT about the idea is there. Right there !
Inspiration is so important. Conveying the excitement, or at the very least, conveying the "freshness" that comes along with the INSPIRATION about a subject... is really critical, at least for me... when I am writing.
Best bet... when ya think of something... try and do it right way. Get to your computer... and just DO IT ! At least, that's the way it works best for me.
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