Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Blogging Tip of the Day: Vol. 11

Today's Blogging Tip: To prove to everyone reading this that I am a blogger, I will admit openly what two of the biggest problems of blogging are.

1. Having a killer blog idea stuck in your head, and being able to think of nothing else, or get anything accomplished until you write out this blog. No matter how bad the timing is.
2. Having a killer blog idea go through your head, only to lose the entire idea by the time you are sitting in front of a keyboard and able to do anything about it.

Never fear by blogging friends, I don't just bring these things up so we can commiserate about them, I have a solution which actually gave me my life back, and it is so simple I am sure you all are doing it, and think I am an idiot for just finally realizing this in the past year. For the rest of you, you will be happy that I don't mind looking like an idiot, and bragging about the simple things I finally figure out.

Everyone basically has a smart phone now anyway, and no I am not going to tell you to write out blogs with a cell phone. What I am going to tell you is to keep a note program on your phone and jot down your great ideas, so that you can concentrate on other things. I use a program called Evernote, but there are plenty of note programs. I keep a "Blogging List" and I simply write down the ideas and then get back to them when I am at the keyboard. It shuts down my brain when I am supposed to be working, or at the gym, or paying attention to my wife, and it keeps me from forgetting what my brain at the time is telling me is the next great masterpiece. Win Win!