The Best-Laid Plans of Mice and Blogs…

In the last five years, I have learned a lot about what it takes to write a blog and keep writing it consistently. It is harder than it might at first seem. I have lost count of the number of people that I’ve seen attempting to start blogs, only to run out of steam and […]

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Reasons for Writing Ahead

I participated in NaNoWriMo during 2010 and 2011. In 2010, I crashed at burned at 38,000 words and change. In 2011, I crossed the finish line at just over 50,000 words (the standard benchmark). In both cases, I ended up with a horrendously disorganized collection of material, nowhere near ready for publication. What I learned […]

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“I Know a Blog Post You Should Read”

Most of us still recommend books. There’s nothing wrong with recommending books, but what about recommending blog posts? A blog post takes five minutes to digest, if that. Recommending a book as the solution to a problem is the shotgun approach. It will probably work, but in many cases, it may not be necessary. For […]

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The Henry Ford Approach to Blogging

Henry Ford revolutionized the auto industry by breaking down the process of manufacturing automobiles. Until Ford came along, most people could not afford cars. As it stands today, most people think they don’t have time to write blogs. Cars would be a lot more expensive if each factory worker had to learn how to build […]

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