Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Better Blogging

It's been 1 year since I started this blog and every day I am thankful for the number of readers who stop by to take a read. As I strive to bring you content and material you {hopefully} find useful and interesting, I've come across a good blogging book I'd like to share with you, since a good portion of my readers have blogs of their own.

I just finished reading No One Cares What You Had for Lunch, 100 Ideas for Your Blog, written by Margaret Mason, also author of the shopping blog Mighty Goods and her personal blog Mighty Girl. It's a quick and easy read, perfect for your commute or to keep in your bag to read while you wait in line at the post office. It offers up topic suggestions whether you have 15 minutes or 1 hour available to write a post. This book is especially great if you are thinking about starting a blog but feel insecure and think..."what do I have to say that other people will find interesting?"

My top 3 favorite "ideas for your blog" are as follows:

RISK EVERYTHING
Talk about the biggest risk you would take in your life right now if you had all the money and/or nerve in the world. What if you had all the time in the world?

GIVE A TOUR
What is the inside scoop to your small or large town or another place you know well? Tell your readers about the best place to get a hamburger, shop, see the sunset, etc.. Be the expert

FILL THE GAPS
"Use memory triggers to help you generate interesting stories." Find an old photo, scan it and tell about the memories it evokes. Have something given to you from an old friend or relative? Take a picture and tell the story. How about a familiar smell, texture or sound that takes you back?

Next on my list of ways to improve my blog is getting into one of Holly Becker's e-workshops for blogging. Holly is one of blogging's pioneers with her ultra popular design blog Decor8. To read a recent feature she did on InkSpot Workshop, click here.

What types of content would you like to see in my blog? What are some great things you've enjoyed reading about in other blogs? I'd love to hear.

Thanks for stopping by!

4 comments:

modernemotive said...

Sounds like an interesting read. Thanks for sharing.

Claire said...

Happy Birthday to your blog! I've added that book to my reading list.
Here's to many more years of blogging & good ideas =)

Heather said...

So you don't care that I had a Lean Cuisine for lunch? ; ) I will have to check that blog out!

PS - do you have any pup silhouettes for American Eskimos? I have a Chihuahua and an American Eskimo and can't find anything that resembles her - she's like a tiny husky shape.

lesley said...

this is the third time i've been pointed to this book in the last two days, i guess it's a sign!

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