Sunday, October 07, 2007

A Lesson Learned

In the past few weeks I had several blog post ideas circulating in my head. Rather than writing them down or simply making a few notes, I filed them away in my increasingly cluttered brain.

Well, the filing system in there failed, sadly, and much of what I had to write about were drowned by the onslaught of monotonous work. The word busy does not even begin to fully describe the level of work in these past few weeks, hence the lack of updates to this blog.

So a lesson learned: If a blog post idea strikes you--anytime, anywhere--be sure to have some sort of notepad (the real or Microsoft kind) readily available. Do not put faith in the memory prowess of a tired and busy brain.


french panic said...

oh, how well I know this! I tend to scribble things down on various post-its and jam them into my bag. Those post-its then make it onto some flat surface at home. Then the next step is to file them away into a folder marked "ideas" and then when I remember I have a folder of ideas, I go through them, and I cannot decipher them. Or realize that some idea I thought was brilliant was actually incredibly lame. Also, setting up a schedule in which to write is supposed to help. Following through with the schedule is another story.

dkemper said...

I believe the biggest misconception people have after they start a blog is to think the content will somehow magically write itself.

You made some good points.

Coming up with blog post ideas, finding supporting links, setting up a blogging schedule, and of course making the time to write the material takes time and discipline.

Never mind starting a blog if one can make the time or develop the discipline.

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