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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Blogging Tip (Sort of) the Day: Vol. 106

I kind of looked around a little bit and didn't see anybody so it seemed like a good time to sneak in and provide some of my blogging ideas, (sorry,  Jeremy, I couldn't resist) or at least my blogging idea, there might only be one. It comes in two parts, so it could be two. You are free to decide.

Tip 1, or part 1 f the single tip  (the choice is yours). Inspiration is everywhere. Don't limit yourself to one source. Life can be a work of art, and it can be a terrible nuisance, and it can be anything in between. No matter where the wheel stops there will be something to write about. If your blog follows a very narrow theme maybe it is time to test the waters stepping to the side. Or, start another blog, it is easy, fun and provides a great deal of flexibility. Ans if you don't want to do either of those guest post somewhere, it is a great way to find new followers, and find new people to follow.

For example, there is a song, The Boy in the Bubble by Paul Simon. It has a dark, ominous sound, from an accordion, go figure, but he lyrics, and the sound are almost addictive.

"It was a slow day
The sun was beating
On the soldiers on the side of the road
There was a bright light
A shattering of shop windows
The bomb in the baby carriage
Was wired to the radio"

Then he sings "These are the days of miracles and wonder," and the song bounces back and forth from morbid to hopeful, and someday I am going to write something because of that song.

Which brings us to tip 2, or part 2 of the lonely tip (you decide). Once you start a post let it flow. If it turns away from the original path follow along. It can be amazing where it ends up. And if it ends up someplace
that is uncomfortable leave it as a draft. In a couple of days it may be the ticket out of a dead end.

Inspiration is everywhere, sometimes it hides, sometimes it hides in plain sight. Once you find it don't let go, no matter how hard it runs, turns, thrashes and fights. don't let go. Blogging is a wonderful way to have your say, even when you are not sure what to say.

I want to thank +Jeremy Crow for "letting" me take the helm of this wonderful blog. If there were an advanced degree in blogging it would use this place as the text book.
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