I seem to have stumbled into a blogging rhythm this past week, and it definitely feels very good.
Over the past two months, I was so overloaded with work I had hardly any time at all to either blog, or go blog reading. I hadn’t realized how much I missed both aspects of blogging until now.
It feels really good to be back, fully participating in the blogging community. I’ve been especially enjoying reading and commenting at other blogs.
I’ve also found a whole lot of clarity the past few days about what I want to do here. I can’t remember if I’ve mentioned this before, but I struggle every now and then with how eclectic I am sometimes with my posts. I know one of the “rules” of a serious blog is to have a specialized focus, but that just doesn’t work well for me.
So my clarity has given me ideas as to how I can still write posts about the things I want to write about, and at the same time, not be too much “all over the place”.
I’ve even got some ideas for weekly features – something I’ve avoided ever since I gave up doing my Sunday giveaway links posts (those grew to be just SO long and time-consuming).
Maybe it’s because I didn’t have much time to write up posts last month, but I’ve also been coming up with ideas for blog posts. I’ve decided to take advantage of this, and have been writing them down as they come to me. Hopefully, armed with a batch of ideas, I’ll be able to stick with this new, prolific blogging rhythm.
So here are some questions for those of you who blog: how do you come up with ideas for posts? Do you wait for inspiration to strike? Or do you do brainstorming sessions where you come up with ideas all at one time? For those of you who blog mainly book reviews, do you have a line-up of posts in mind at all times? What works for you? I’d love to hear all about it, and perhaps refine and improve my brand new blogging routine!