What Am I Going To Blog About?
It can be difficult to come up with a topic for a blog when you know you should sit and write one. You have it scheduled in your diary and you pitch up in front of your PC with a blank screen and a blank mind. At other times you may have lots of ideas for blogs but not be in a position to write anything. You need to capture these moments of inspiration and store them for later. It doesn’t matter how you do it, but try to keep them all in the same place because the one that you actually wrote down, possibly on the back of a receipt, will be the gem that you can’t find.
It Made Sense Last Week!
Try not to use ‘shorthand’ when you do this. Get down as much of what you want to write about as you can. Deciphering ‘Etsy 4 biz’ may work if your thought was ‘Etsy is a fast growing platform and demonstrates the rise of the side hustle business owners and growth of self employed’, but a less obvious message may make little or no sense several days later.
Musing Around Morrison’s
You may (or not) wonder what prompted this topic. It was a rare visit to the supermarket (who doesn’t shop online for all of the boring stuff?) as my photographer husband had a commission for a kitchen knife range, so he wanted fresh food that was as near to perfect as he can get I didn’t really want to go, because on these trips he’ll select three mushrooms from a box of hundreds and looks at every punnet of strawberries to identify the three or four with the ‘best formed’ fruit. By that I mean that each punnet may have a single strawberry that he wants to use. Repeat for tomatoes, aubergines, limes and just about anything else and you have the idea that the visit is a wander around for me while he obsesses about colour and skin quality.
The Lost Blogs
In our trolley was a shopping list and I lifted it out to drop it into a bin, but it fluttered over and I saw the word ‘Blog topics – must write up’ followed by a couple of short notes. This was someone’s moment of mental gold, discarded in a wire basket on wheels as, presumably, they were too busy putting groceries into the car to remember their inspiration moment.
I Hope It Found Its’ Owner
I felt obligated to take the scrap of paper to customer services. I had to explain that it was important to someone and they may telephone on the off-chance. I hope it got back to its’ owner.