Ms. Bookish has challenged us to create a list of blog post ideas for those times when the well might be dry. Personally, I don’t have this problem very often, if ever. I always feel free to open a blank post template and start typing just to see what happens. Random is my friend.
But, since she is offering PRIZES! I thought I would try to generate a bunch of ideas, for “just in case”.
1) A post to explain how unhappy I am about WordPress changing their ADD-NEW-POST style. Grrrrrrr.
2) The Tournament of Books hosted by The Morning News.
3) Most recent pie thoughts/activities.
4) Any book connections – those times when one book reminds you or is linked in some way to a book you’ve read previously or one you hope to read someday.
5) A vocabulary post – words recently discovered or tripped over that needed defining.
6) Try (search for) that blog post generator idea! How fun.
7) Create a list of books that I think everyone should read.
8) Summary recap of challenge progress.
9) Summary recap of monthly/quarterly/whatever time period for books read, etc.
10) Explore the meme and weekly post ideas that others do: Top Ten Tuesday, Sunday Whatever It Is, Monday What Are you Reading, etc.
11) Re-present a post from the past that I am proud of and/or revisit a book and my review to see if I still remember the book.
12) DO a link-love link up post – which in my case would probably be a highlight of other bloggers who do this well.
OK – that took my less than 10 minutes! Feel free to borrow if any inspire you.
Oh, Belle also asks about thoughts on the generation process. Well, for me, similar to how I write posts, I just open up a blank post and let the fingers start typing up the words. I edit as I go. I don’t track my ideas. I do sometimes create draft posts of ideas and often of book reviews while reading the book – I get it all set up so that when I’m ready, all I have to do is write my impressions and not do the ‘add book cover’/tags, etc.
Have a great day! – hopefully I will soon be posting reviews of Even If the Sky Falls Down and Dept. of Speculation.