|Sometimes it's difficult to read my own writing.|
Over the past year and a half since I started this blog there are times I've struggled with the writing. I do not have a broad vocabulary. I've learned to just get the basic idea down then work on clarity and varying the words. For me, talking about bikes is a passion. Through this venue I hope to accomplish a few things: share bike ideas and meet others who are of like mind, share photos of Vermont, show others how easy it is to tour, cycling slowly is just fine, and work on my writing while sharpening my brain.
I often have 3-6 posts in the queue. Some are just titles. Some are only photos. Some are titles with phrases. It's common that while I'm in transit, specific words or ideas pop into my head. The other day I had three things I wanted to remember, so as I pedaled I recited the items out loud. And hoped no one noticed! After a while I stopped, pulled out my little notebook, and scribbled, clearing my brain. I mean, what if other thoughts drifted in and the hard drive wasn't cleared? I know, it's a pathetically small capacity. (By the way, any more than 3 items on the grocery list also gets written down.)
Things I always do:
- Post a picture with every entry (I dislike blogs without pictures, even if the writing is spectacular)
- Keep the word length reasonable
- It's okay to show my failings; it's good for a laugh.
- The Synonym Finder is my friend, a thick thesaurus I find invaluable
- Post 4-5 times a week.
- Comment on at least one blog per day to support others (who doesn't like getting a response?)
- Only blog at night, after helping the kids with homework. Know when to turn off the computer and live my life.