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Unfinished Drafts

January 11, 2017 2 comments

What is and what might never be. My unfinished blog post drafts (and most will probably remain in stasis) includes titles and topics such as:

  • “Return to HTML & CSS”
  • “A Simple Prayer”
  • “LinkedIn Bad habits” (I almost certainly was going to bitch about random people that want to connect and use the generic greeting).
  • “Random thoughts” (surprisingly there is only one such post like this).
  • “Untitled”….ooh I bet that will capture reader attention!

Similar to life, this blog has a lot of incomplete, half-done, and works-in-progress. Perhaps in both areas it is time to close the proverbial loop and complete those blog posts and things we allow to remain unfinished for whatever reason.

Time to work on “Untitled.”

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Writing Template

January 15, 2014 Leave a comment

In order to help me produce more posts and I have designed a several templates, which allow for a different style posts.  Example below:

Topics/Keywords:

Title:

Introduction: Introduce article, provide, author name, link, political persuasion, bias, etc.

Summary: Provide a brief 1 to 2 paragraph synopsis of the article

So What? Or the Takeaway: What is it that you want your readers to take from the article. Why is it important? Why does the article matter?

I have constructed the template as table (tables are a great way to structure documents and forms).

 On the the left hand side,  I have what I call my “map.” I use the map to help me structure my thoughts and the article.  On the right side of the table is where I write my post using the left column as my guide. Then I simply paste over to WordPress and quickly format, preview, and post.
So far,  I have found it a helpful and efficient way to write.  My next step will be to integrate a more links and media to my writing. Ironically for this post, I did not use the template!

3 for words for 2013.

December 27, 2012 Leave a comment

Assess, do, re-assess.

Expert Status?

December 24, 2012 Leave a comment

Looking to gain expertise status in an industry, field, or discipline? Tried blogging?

If the answer is “no” you may want to start.

See: If you’re Serious About Ideas, Get Serious About Blogging and Want to Grow Your Business With Blogging? Here’s Your Quick-Start Guide

Both explain the importance and how to use a blog to become an expert. Of course there is always the issue of driving traffic to your blog, which can always be a challenge!