You are not a number on the scale.
You aren’t a grade, a GPA.
You are not how much you make.
You aren’t the number of books you’ve read or the number of articles you’ve published.
You are not the friends you have on Facebook or the followers you gained on Twitter or the likes you get on Instagram.
You aren’t the views on your blog, the subscribers on your channel.
You are not any of these things.
You are so much more.
Here’s a list of things that happen before I write a blog post.
- Think about blogging.
- Decide to write a new post.
- Stare at blank page.
- Open three new tabs.
- Check email.
- Check Facebook.
- Check Twitter.
- Thinks about blogging again.
- Decide to write a new post again.
- Check email again.
- Check Facebook again.
- Check Twitter again.
- Close those three tabs.
- Stare at blank page again.
The title says it all. There are three options, I pick one, but no explanation can be given.
If you don’t care for my answers, cover mine and come up with your own.
Black, blue, red ink?
Blogging, reading, writing?
Blogger, Tumblr, WordPress?
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter?
Poetry, short story, novel?
Reading: novels. Writing: short stories.
I hope you appreciate my laziness. I know I don’t.
Did you miss me? No? It’s okay. I didn’t expect you to.
If you noticed that I didn’t post anything on any social media site yesterday, kudos to you. Such an observant individual. You’re one step closer to being a writer. Or a better one.
I took a break from posting and from going on the computer in general. It was a much needed break for me to recharge.
I failed at managing my time on Saturday so I decided to take a day off WordPress, Tumblr, Facebook, etc.
But no worries I’m back. I’m better. I’ll be blogging and being a bother.
Nothing’s wrong. Everything’s fine. In case you thought the worst, in which case you’re probably a writer.
I feel like a brand new person right now. It’s amazing.
Breaks are beneficial. Repeat after me. Breaks are beneficial.
Take one. A day off won’t kill you.
What I anticipate will happen:
What actually happens:
Check other email.
Open a Word document.
Two options. Pick one. It’s as simple as that.
I don’t use all of these so I definitely have my own bias in certain cases.
Also, I did my best to pair similar apps/services/sites together so if you’re looking for an alternative, you may be in luck.
All opinions are my own. I’m not going to bother explaining why I picked one over the other and shove my sentiments down your throat. We like what we like.
WordPress or Blogger?
Instagram or Tumblr?
Facebook or Twitter?
Hotmail or Gmail?
Google Plus or LinkedIn?
Pinterest or StumbleUpon?
About.me or Ask.fm?
Goodreads or Wattpad?
Dropbox or Google Drive?
Evernote or Simplenote?
YouTube or Vimeo?
Flickr or DeviantArt?
Create a page or section on your blog to display links to your online presence elsewhere, and make sure your other presences reflect the brand you’re developing on your blog.
I have a Contact Me page in the menu above and links to my other accounts on the right.
Don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I don’t bite. Not anymore at least.
This is going to seem like a lot, but I’m far from being a social media guru.
Go ahead and:
I promise I’ll never have 12 links in a single post ever again.
Pick one social network you’ll use to help grow your blog. Then, outline a plan for how you’ll use it.
I have several social media accounts. And I fail at using all of them.
Although I want to start posting picture prompts on my Facebook page, I’ve been pushing that off because photography isn’t my strong suit.
Also, I’d like to do more writing tweets over on Twitter, but I don’t want to spam anyone’s feed.
So in typical Herminia fashion I’m making excuses to excuse my laziness.