20 February 2015

What To Blog About...

Sometimes it's hard to figure out what to blog about. Other times, you have ideas but they just don't work out for whatever reason. I think today for me is a little bit of both.

My original plan was to post a book review today, but since I didn't actually finish the book I've been reading, that plan kind of went out the window (anyone surprised?). So, ok, no book review. So then I thought of doing another Fun Facts post, because I haven't done one in forever. I had a few ideas for some facts already, too. But I was having a hard time coming up with more facts for the theme I had in mind, and knew I couldn't get a decent blog post done in a short amount of time. So, no fun facts post, either.

So...what to blog about? I have no idea! But I'm not going to not blog, because that would just completely throw off my momentum.

Well, maybe I can make a list, after all. Here are just a few things that I'm trying to do. Succeeding and/or finishing is another thing entirely...

- Trying to plan out all of my A to Z Challenge posts. At this point I'm just trying to find out which ideas can fit under which letters. Eight definite ones picked out so far (including Q and Z!!! But X feels impossible). I really really really want to have all of the posts written before April starts so that I can have the whole month just to visit other blogs.

- Trying to make a giant editing list for the first two thirds of UL. Since I don't really think I need to completely rewrite these chapters I think it would be helpful to know every small thing that I want to change (some not so small, actually, but not huge, either). Then I could cross things off the list! How awesome would that feel?

- Trying to write every day. Well, trying to plan to write every day. I haven't actually started yet. But I think if I forced myself just to get the words out for say, 30 minutes every day, without staring at the blank screen or caring how crappy the words are, eventually I'll get somewhere.

That's it, pretty much. Well, I'm also trying to stay on this diet and not eat an entire pizza tonight. Still haven't decided yet...


  1. Why don't you write for 15 minutes and eat 1-2 pieces of pizza? I bet you'll end up writing longer anyway and eating just that amount of pizza. (As long as you put the rest of the slices out of sight - that's what helps me not go overboard.) :)

  2. Lists are good I like ticking things off them. Any writing you manage is progress, so keep going.

  3. It's hard to know what to blog about. I saw your post title and came over, thinking maybe you could give me some ideas!

  4. I'm with Madeline on this one - 10-15 minutes of writing wakes up that writing mojo, and a little bit of yummy food isn't a bad thing. Of course, as I say that I remember that I can't really handle having bags of chips in the house. Best of wishes with your writing, diet, and all your plans.

  5. Any writing counts as writing for the day. :) Have a good weekend!

  6. When in doubt we're always happy if you blog about A to Z!

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Wrote By Rote

  7. Knowing what to blog about is a frequent struggle! I always think others' posts are cooler.

    Those editing "to-do lists" can get long in my experience, but it's satisfying to tick each item off!

  8. A half-hour stint might be a good amount of time, or it might feel hopeless. Maybe you should start with a smaller amount of time for a few weeks to see how you handle it. You can always write for longer should you be on a roll. After trying less time, you can always revert back to your original half-hour if things work out or try something different if it didn't.

  9. Good luck with your A to Z planning. This is the first year since its existence that I will NOT be participating. :( Yes, I'm sad; I love reading all the fun themes. But I really need to focus on certain writing projects and family at this time. I'll miss it, but can't wait to read what you and everyone else offers up. As far as blogging...I totally get it. That's one reason I started Graffiti Promotions on my site - it highlights and promotes other writers and their work plus giving me something to blog about on a more regular basis. I still come up with a few original and more personal posts now and then, though.

  10. Good luck in all your endeavors :) Have you tried just writing for ten minutes a day?