Ah, it’s blog post day, my turn on the group roster, and the dreaded blank page awaits. How should I fill this week’s post? Borrow something clever from another blog? Repost an informative article? Or face the music and write something clever and informative of my own like a proper writer would.
OK, let’s assume for a moment that a proper writer gene is built in to my DNA somewhere (they can be elusive little buggers at times.) What can I share with my audience that would be entertaining and illuminating? If I mention technology, many readers will turn pale and look away. The idea of spending time on Facebook fills them with horror. The rest who have embraced social media will feel a pang of guilt at how much time they’ve just spent catching up with Facebook posts instead of working and rush off to catch up. Ditto Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest – all black holes of distraction where writers disappear for hours at a time instead of writing.
No, this blog post should be positive, helpful – even inspiring if I get it right. How about listing books that will help you to write better? There are dozens offering advice, and even more of it online in a plethora of forums and discussion groups – not to mention the grammar sites offering clarification on the smallest points of linguistic correctness. It’s all out there to find – you don’t need me to point it out to you. Google takes care of that.
There must be something I can tell you...
Hey look, the page has filled up quite nicely. I’ve written a whole blog post just by sitting here and tapping the keys. Seems the secret of success as a writer is to stay in your seat and write.