Last year, I had an epiphany: I should have chosen “The Dictionary” as my theme, and called it “Stick a Pin In It.” I might not have felt so constrained, and it would have been impossible to run out of material.
It might have felt like cheating – a little – but I would have made it through more than half the alphabet.
This year, I’m going with “Curiosity and Satisfaction.”
Writers are a curious lot – or should be – and if curiosity killed the cat, satisfaction brought it back. I’m already working on a series of “how to” posts aimed primarily (though not exclusively) at writers and bloggers and yes, readers. I should have scheduled Amazon Author Central for April 1st, and Facebook for Writers for April 7th.
For you writers who are just getting started with blogging or wondering what to do with a blog that’s lain fallow for months, a blogging challenge like Blogging from A to Z or the Ultimate Blog Challenge can be a great way to jumpstart things. No one kicks you out or beats you if you fail to write something every day. No “buts,” they just don’t. It’s called a “challenge” for a reason, and few participants ace it. Writers, especially, understand the challenge and importance of ABCs – “apply butt to chairs” and write. If those don’t inspire you, head over to The Daily Post’s Events Listing for more ideas. If you’re the sort who prefers to host the party, add a blogging event of your own!
And for writers thinking, “No, I have too much work already with all the writing projects I’ve got going,” this is a not-so-subtle reminder that unless you’ve got a full time publicist or a well-funded marketing department, you can’t just hole up in your Bohemian wonderland with your Underwood typewriter and write – not if you want to be read. With billions of books on the market, you have to do a bit of networking and promotion to help readers find yours. If you’re struggling with how to do that, this might be a good place to start. Bookmark The Daily Post from WordPress.com for more tips and inspiration at any point in your blogging adventures.
This series of posts may not see me through an entire alphabet of a month, but “Curiosity and Satisfaction” is just broad enough to do it, and I hope to keep you cats alive through the month of April.
Be sure to visit these blogs, as well, for more “theme reveals.”
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