Travails Of Blogging.

data entryIf there is one single travail that I would latch on to, it would be to pick a topic to write on when one is writing a blog for fun like all of my regular readers and I do. For us, blogging is an outlet for our creative impulses and we just love to show off our prowesses and enjoy being read and commented on.

And, if by chance the topic is available, finding the content which can do justice to the topic is the next biggest travail.  For instance, one of my blogging mentors, when I had just started to blog suggested that I open a book at random and pick the fifth word from the top left corner for ideas for topics.  Please try to find ideas to write on when you do find topics using that formula. For this exercise, I opened a page at random from the nearest book available and found the word to be “troubling”. (Page 72 of A New Buddhist Path, by David R. Loy.)

Closely following will be sheer ennui. Particularly when one is going through some stressful times. I recently have been going through this due to some health issues and to get myself to post blogs rather than just crawl into bed takes a lot of willpower.

Since that about sums up my ideas about the travails of blogging, I end this post with my request that other blogger readers, apart from the LBC leave their own ideas as comments. As I mentioned in my first paragraph, if we don’t get comments, we get demotivated and even devastated!

This topic was suggested by Padmum, for the weekly Friday Loose Bloggers Consortium where currently eight of us write on the same topic every Friday.  I hope that you enjoyed my contribution to that effort.  The seven other bloggers who write regularly are, in alphabetical order,  AshokgaelikaaLin, Maxi, PadmumShackman and The Old Fossil. Do drop in on their blogs and see what their take is on this week’s topic. Since so

24 thoughts on “Travails Of Blogging.”

    1. Wrong approach, Kylie. Don’t encourage the man to crawl to bed instead of flinging himself on the page. Ramana NEEDS to post, regardless. If only for selfish reasons (mine): I am bereft when I don’t see one of his musings first thing in the morning even if I have nothing to say in response (which is rare, but does happen).

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  1. The travails of blogging? It’s all great fun – the writing, the comments, replying to the comments. The only small difficulty is picking a subject my regular visitors will be interested in. Some possibilities I rule out instantly as a total turn-off. Politics is always tricky, likewise sex, likewise religion. But apart from that – long live blogging!
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  2. As I have regularly said over the years: Comments are the Readybrek of blogging! I remember Elly suggesting to me to try the ‘page’ method for ideas, after my hip op, when the mind was foggy. I have used it several times and perhaps it is time I tried it once more.

    Hope the health issues are improving. Gentel exercise is the way forward. It was a lovely surprise to hear your voice on my birthday.Thank you!
    Grannymar recently posted..Life is all about Sharing

    1. Yes, now that you have confessed, I can share with the others that it was you who suggested that idea to find topics to write on.

      Health issues well under control and the stress associated with has been completely removed thanks to a decision for a second opinion. I have blogged about it elsewhere.

  3. what fun rummy! i love the formula … or ‘method’ and i will try it.
    i hate that you feel pain. i somehow think of you as being unscrutable to that. uh oh. i don’t think that’s the right word is it! LOLOL!!!!
    i’ll rephrase. i think of you as wise and fun and not touched by the normal aches and pains of life! ♥
    tammy j recently posted..who knew? for pete’s sake!

    1. unscrutable is perfectly okay with me, but you flatter me. My threshold for putting up with pain is high but it has been going on for too long. I have not let it affect my other activities, but it would be nice to be without it.

  4. If I regularly blogged, i.e. once a day then I might have difficulties with what I wanted to say. But on the other hand I could probably cut/paste from all kinds of ridiculous words I wrote for a million essays – 26 courses (yes I know there are 2 extra, but I had to have failures)…

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