Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Now what?

After my flurry of daily (and sometimes twice daily) posts at the end of December, I'm kind of at a threshold. (Appropriate metaphor for the new year, no?)

As I have more time on my hands, I find I'm able to put more attention to this blog. I like that. I would like to go back to my original intention of publishing something five days a week. But most bloggers will tell you that one of the biggest challenges is coming up with topics.

I think the first time it happened here was in the very first week of writing here. "It's happened just as I feared," I wrote. "I have nothing to say." Well, I did have something to say. (I always have something to say, whether it should be spoken or not.) The real question is: is it blog-worthy?

To help me, I've come up with a few themes. I will try to have a weekly post on each of these topics:
  • Family and pets
  • Food
  • Fiction
  • Wellness and health (for the absolute beginner)
And the remaining post will come from one of the following:
  • Crafts, photography, decor, home improvements
  • Travel, near and far (I'd like to do some posts about sight-seeing in my own city)
  • Rants (but not too often; Stephen doesn't like them)
  • Humour (usually this is really quite unintentional)
  • Retirement, career (so much is unknown right now)
  • Reflections (like Enough, about doing the best we can, or Foul-weather friend of the class nerd, about my faith)
I think most of my posts over the past three-and-a-half (!!!) years of blogging would fall into one of those categories.

Am I missing any topics? If you're a blogger, how do you keep yourself inspired to keep on writing?


  1. I used to have a draft blog post where I would jot down topics I eventually wanted to cover as they would pop in my head. Having recurring topics helps, too, as you have planned. Obviously I haven't been good about keeping up lately, though. :P I'm looking forward to more posts!

  2. I'm struggling with the same. And then I deleted the dang comment and logged out of google accidentally. Sigh.

  3. I like hearing your point of view, viewing your photography and, lately, reading your recipes described in detail. The pictures help a lot there too!

    1. Thanks! I'll definitely be keeping up the photography. The foray into recipes was new for me, but I've enjoyed it, so I think I'll keep it up, perhaps with a slant towards healthy eating.


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