Step by Step Guide on Deciding What to Blog

  1. Get a cup of coffee.
  2. Make a list of all the things you want to blog about. (i.e. Knitting, Geekery, Sewing, books, recipes, writing.)
  3. Make a list of all the things you don’t want to blog about (i.e. politics, work, dating, children.)
  4. Throw the second list away.
  5. Separate each items on the first list onto it’s own spreadsheet or piece of notebook paper, and begin your list of pros and cons for each one. (i.e. number of blogs out there, actual dedication and knowledge of each topic.
  6. Refill your coffee
  7. Sharpen pencil, or clean keyboard.
  8. Take a thoughtful sip of coffee.
  9. Begin highlighting powerful pros and cons in red with your highlighter and/or highlighter fill tool.
  10. Highlight secondary and tertiary concerns and pros in orange and yellow.
  11. Eliminate all but the top three blog subjects.
  12. Make a ham and cheddar sandwich.
  13. Eat sandwich in a pensive manner.
  14. Return to your top three blog subjects. Contemplate them.
  15. Head over to youtube to watch some pandas playing in the pool, or something equally adorable.
  16. Begin a new spreadsheet, listing story ideas for each section.
  17. Stare at blank spreadsheets.
  18. Catch up on your webcomics.
  19. Outline some articles.
  20. Run the articles by your cat.
  21. Feed the cat.
  22. Organize your work space, alphebitize files, sort paperclips by size, and test all your pens.
  23. Refill your coffee.
  24. Toss out coffee and make a new pot.
  25. Refill your coffee.
  26. Decompress by playing a soothing puzzle game.
  27. Look up a good puzzle game tutorial blog.
  28. Check the clock and realize you’ve spent most of the day playing a puzzle game.
  29. Brush your teeth.
  30. Go to bed.
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3 thoughts on “Step by Step Guide on Deciding What to Blog

  1. You know, you could just blog about all of them. If you haven’t noticed, I do. I know ‘they’ say you should hone your message and all that, but I think people can cope. I corralled my ramblings a bit by creating a blog schedule. That way, people can just come back for what they want. I have tried blogging before and failed due to not knowing what to say. The schedule helps. Gives you a focus. Good luck!

    • Thanks Imelda! I was just being silly here, but that is very good advice. Your blog schedule makes you seem a little bit more tangible, as opposed to a person who’s entire life is consumed by coupons or corgis or Campbell’s Soup cans.

      I Haven’t quite figured out what do do with this corner of the internet yet. Thanks for staying tuned!

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