I’ve been reading lots of blogs on how to make mine interesting. It’s mind boggling at how many are out there. Probably old news for you. But for me the neophyte I am, this learning of the ropes is an apocalyptic event.
Here’s a piece of advice I came across that I found useful. Maybe you will too. Your blog has to have a common theme from one post to the next so that you can build a community.
So, today while golfing with my brother and his two hotty boys
I got to talking to them about my blog. I told them that I had put an Alice Cooper song on one of my posts (Don’t Bring Me Flowers).
“Alice Cooper’s a really good golfer,” my brother said.
So there I had my common theme. Alice Cooper. Fiction writers will be interested in what he has to say about the differences between who he is (Vincent Damon Furnier) and his character Alice Cooper and how he manages to separate them. Others may find the interview simply amusingly surprising. It was for me and I hope you will find some inspiration in it, as I did.
Here’s “Alice Cooper Hates Golf” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMbSeI3Colo
Furnier committed to Alice. You often hear of golfers say they’ve committed to their shot. In that way it’s quite similar to us writers committing to our work. In golf, commitment can mean follow through or do exactly as you did in your practice shot. In writing this can be transferred to mean go to the finish line or stay with it until you’ve got in words what you visualize in your mind.
So that’s my golf lesson for today folks and I leave you with this