Sunday, March 18, 2012

Personal blogging tips

I was hanging out on #blogchat tonight (every Sunday, 8pm Central), and thought I'd share some of my better thoughts here.

Blog Haus
A few bloggy friends at the "Blog Haus"
at SXSW 2008
Why do a personal blog? For enjoyment. For conversation. For a place to incubate ideas. To show off.

My new personal blog mantra: Just publish it. Stop thinking forever.

I see my blog mostly like a scrapbook of ideas.
  • I draft blog post ideas in Evernote, so I can pull from them for any of my sites.
  • Do you think of ideas while you're on Twitter? Tweet those ideas with a hashtag like #blogidea and use If This Then That to auto-add them to Evernote
Feeling stuck?
  • Get OUT. Go to an event. Talk to people. Open your eyes and ears.
  • Start sharing more questions than answers. 
  • Change it up. Post photos only. Do super short. Do audio, video. Change!


  1. I love this Becky! Did not even know you had a personal blog! Love the ITTT idea...going to apply this to evernote right now!! I was wondering what to use it for, been wanting to try it out for a while now!

  2. Howdy, Elja! This little blog doesn't get as much attention as its more famous cousins, but I love it. :)

    Glad you've found a good use for IfTTT. I try to keep thinking up tasks it can do for me, to free up my time.