Today I woke up to the sound of snowblowers. Yes, folks, it is officially that time of year again…sigh. Of course in MN we don’t do winter here half way, no sir, it is always go big or go home. So MN went big, currently 2″ and counting, and I, of course, stayed home. Granted it did help that I already had the day off (though I do still have to go to work tomorrow… le sigh).
What does this mean for me then? A day of hot tea, writing, and of course eventually shoveling the driveway. On the flip side I was actually planning on spending it at the Library anyways but quickly nixed that plan. Funny enough though, part of the reason I was going was because I have a book due back today but I’d rather collect over due fees than go out in this.
“One does not go out in the snow if one can avoid it.” Pretty sure that is a legit MN proverb.
Did I mention I’m currently watch vehicle number two try to get unstuck from what seems to be a rather sticky street? (correction it has just been updated to three… nope four now including the mail man).
Well as I continue to write as the snow falls outside my window I can only hope it brings inspiration and dreams of a much more snowless place.
To be the best you can be you must always continue to learn. As part of this, every week I will share a resource that I have found helpful and that hopefully you would find helpful too.
How to Write Great Blog Posts that Engage Readers
by Steve Scott
This was one of the first books I had picked up when looking to start this blog again. The big thing that hindered me when it came to blog writing was simply having nothing to write. I had built up several blogs before this that had started out strong but then eventually died.
Before starting this one I had to assess just what it was that made me stop. Was it time constraints? Yes and no, but really I could make time if I wanted to. Was it a lack of material? Sometimes yes, but one of the blogs I was doing was an indie movie review blog. There are tons of indie movies out there so really no lack of material. Then what?
I’d realized that I lacked a clear outline and focus of what my blog was truly about and why I was doing it. I also realized that I was using the same type of blog posts again and again and I was seriously craving some creativity. So thus the blogs faded off into a slow oblivion.
What this book does is lays out the basic set ups of blog posts and the usual types blog posts fall into. What makes this beneficial is that you learn how to build a good blog post and start to get and idea of how to structure your blog.
I really needed a kick to get this started because otherwise this would have remained empty and just another failed attempt. This book helped with that and I hope it can help you.
How to Write Great Blog Posts that Engage Readers by Steve Scott is available here on Amazon and the best part, it’s a good about of information and resources and it only costs $0.99!