The Frothers Guide to Writing a Blog Post
We sit, silently, lost in the entwining ebbs and flows, between conscious and unconscious.
This is how most of my posts, uni articles and pretty much any piece of writing I come up with starts. Something I’m doing or thinking about (being bored in the case of the above intro) sparks an idea for an article in my head. If I come up with what I think is a clever introductory sentence or tag line within say 60 seconds or so I write it down in my phone. If I don’t, chances are something else I’ve thought of has distracted me, and being the easily excitable young man I am it is quickly forgotten.
Of those remembered and noted ideas I probably use about half as starting points for articles, assessments and posts etc. Of those I start I probably finish only about a quarter. If I sit down to continue the idea and my writing doesn’t flow or I find myself going nowhere or getting bored, I stop, save the article and then rarely come back to it (I have a folder full of half written pieces).
The end products of my creative flows are on this blog, university assessments and scattered amongst a variety of pseudo-artistically named folders on my laptop.
Writing, to me, is about the idea, not necessarily the words on the page. Hence why I opt for quality rather than quantity when posting. I’ll wait until I find something that excites me (more so than usual at least) and then run with it if I can. If I can’t I discard or file away and move on.