The discipline of a blog

 My hat is off to those who write a daily blog!  I love to read them but I just don’t think I’d be able to do that.  So when I started to write Talespinner, I decided on a three times a week blog.  I settled on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday as the days I would write.  The next hurtle was finding something to write.  It isn’t always easy to fiind a topic to write about.  It’s made more difficult if you don’t know who — if anyone — is reading the blog.  Really, writing a blog is like tossing your thoughts into the air and watching them vanish like vapors.  But my hero is Jim Qwilleran in all the The Cat Who … books by Lillian Jackson Braun.  Qwill, as he is known, can write 1000 words on any topic.  That’s my goal.  I’m finding having a blog is good discipline for a writer. 

Occasionally, I’ll have an idea and think, “I’ll write about that for the blog.”  But when the next writing day arrives, the idea has gone on vacation and left no forwarding address.  How do I capture those ideas?  This morning I was looking at my appointment calendar.  I noticed a column alongside the dates where I could make notes.  I think I’ll jot down any future blog topics there.


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