By now you must know Uncle B (that’s me) gives great blogging advice. Welcome to Uncle B’s guide on the secret lives of bloggers ….
How Bloggers Really Blog
1• You need to find your creative place and writing posture.
-Speaking for myself, I know I need to sit with my feet up, preferably facing away from the windows, with the drapes closed, I find sunlight to be distracting.
2• Brew a cup of your favourite beverage, it could be coffee or tea or maybe just ice cold water, with a slice of lemon and a tiny umbrella fashioned out of toothpicks and cucumber slices… Whatever stirs your coffee…
3• Do you like music?
Then curate a playlist, something fast enough to get the creative juices flowing but not too fast that you will start dancing along.
If my writing schedule says I have to write for the next three hours, I spend the first 45 minutes getting lost in the music… oh yes we should be writing.
4• Cut Out distractions
But first, scroll through your social media platform of choice and let them know that you are #AmWriting. Are you really writing if you don’t post about it? Then scroll through your socials to see what your friends are up-to and if they are writing too..
If they are writing give them support and let them know you too, should be writing but here you are… ooops.
• Let’s get back to writing
Had you come up with a title yet? Hmmm I struggle with titles, to name something is to diminish it, we can always edit later.
Oh wait,… if your beverage of choice was tea or coffee, it’s probably gone cold by now. You will have to brew a fresh one or go and find a way to heat it up like popping it in the microwave… by the way, is the mug microwave-ready???? Guess we will have to see.
5• Remember to check messages and emails. You can reply to everyone who asks that you are busy writing and unavailable for the next 3 er *checks time*… oops 1 hour. Where did the time go?
6• Grab the fresh cup of coffee or tea or iced water or iced coffee and battle with the idea of having something stronger; perhaps wine or adding a nip of whiskey, gin and lemon sounds about good right now….
7• While you are at it, might as well increase the volume of the music and lets get this writing party started…. lets get it started up in here 🎤🎶
8• Oh, do you take a writing selfies? No? How about an emoji version of yourself, for the culture.
9• Look at the time, where has the 3 hours we set aside for writing gone to and all I have is a blinking cursor taunting me… *Saves drafts*
10• Tomorrow is another day to write.…
How much of the above resonates with you? If you loved this guide do check out my best guide to Deciphering: The World of Book Genres
PS and with this randomness, I step into my year-end tradition of Best Of The Year #BOTY2021 celebrating highlight moments from 2021 ^_^