My January In Blogging

This month I have let my writing suffer, as a result of trying to market my blog.

 

I don’t think any of the blog-posts I made this month holds a candle to my best articles.

I have put blog-posts on StumbleUpon and Scoop.It, I’ve joined a few blog-groups on Facebook, I’ve made a Pinterest profile and I spent an ungodly time researching and trying to take part in blog-parties (only to find out that blog-parties favours DIY and homemaking types of blogs, not the type of pop-culture stuff I like to write about).

And as I have neglected actually writing long cool articles, I have been largely unable to tap into my previously biggest viewer source, Reddit.

I have even neglected finishing my comic book script, after finishing the rough draft.

 

I hope that some of the groundwork I did this month will have been worth it.

I already feel happy about having a Pinterest profile up and running, and I don’t think I would have made it if I had not read some of the stuff I read on those Facebook groups, so some of it was valuable.

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Writing Inspiration #5 – Other Writers

Writing Inspiration #4 was about taking inspiration from video essays, often about analyses of certain works or writers.

That sort of skipped over the more obvious advice, to simply take inspiration directly from those same works and writers.

 

I won’t go in too much detail as this can’t be news to too many people, but I felt it deserved an entry.

Certain writers have helped many by spreading words of wisdom, by what will help the most with inspiration is simply to consume a lot of the type of media you wish to create.

Be it sci-fi or articles, reading a lot of the subject is sure to get your imagination going!

 

 

This is the last one of these in a while. I’ll be sure to post some “footnote blog posts” in time, with more specific examples to each categories.

Here’s #1, just to loop it all. Continue Reading →

Writing Inspiration #3 – Nature

In my last post I told you about how the Hamilton-song “Non Stop” shames me into writing. This time I want to write about the beauty and horror you can find in nature, when taking a hike.

 

Walking in nature is great for your creativity!

Even the glacier-hike I mentioned here before set my mind ablaze with ideas about the troll-kingdoms “probably” living under those mountains.

 

The nature part is the most important.

Nature can seem random

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Writing Inspiration #2 – Music

Like with visual art, there are many ways which music can inspire you when you write.

It can set you in the correct mood or mindset. Or maybe the lyrics of a song can set your mind on an idea.

 

But for me the song below brings a particularly inspiring feeling to my heart. Shame!

 

If I need to shame myself into putting down a video-game to actually get some writing done, I listen to the song ‘Non Stop’ from ‘Hamilton: The Musical’.

If Hamilton did all that,

there is no excuse for me

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