Writing to order: Why a schedule is crucial for long term blogging

In the unlikely event that I decided to start going to a gym to get fit or build some muscle, I’d need a goal and a plan of what to do each week. Otherwise, I’d wander round the weights and cardio machines, not getting anything done, with nothing to show for it after six months.
The same is true for writing regular blog posts. Without a purpose and a schedule to follow, you’d sit at your desk with a blank page and not a clue what to write about.
The key planning device for any news room is the editorial calendar which ensures everyone knows what to do and that no important event gets missed; the same tool works for blogging. Read More

Spontaneity Takes 6 Weeks

Noel Coward once said that he loved spontaneity on the stage – provided it was rehearsed for at least 6 weeks.

Blogging in the rain (courtesy of Gene Kelly)

Why sunny weather is so bad if you want to write blog posts

I’ve figured out what the magic ingredient is that’s allowed Britain and Ireland to produce so many great writers – rain.

What do people blog about?

This blog post is a first for me. I don’t mean I’m new at blogging; I’ve been doing that for a while now for other people. This is the first time I’ve sat down and written about myself.