Just recently I came across a post listing Rules for writing a good blog–and I discovered I’ve been doing everything wrong! Without laying out the whole rulebook, here’s the CliffsNotes edition of Somebody Else’s Rules:
- Pick one topic and only blog about that. People want to know what to expect from your blog.
- Don’t post more than twice a week. People don’t want to hear from you more than that.
- Don’t blog about your home life or pets or your kids. Your kids are NOT interesting.
- Don’t blog about the personal stuff from your past.
- Blog while drunk occasionally.
Clearly I’m a writing-rules scofflaw. I post nearly every day, and I write about the cat and the kids (and the Dragon) and the husband and the alcoholism (which precludes the drunk-blogging)… I might as well just run up the pirate flag now and declare this blog a rebel ship.
But since I’m nothing if not thorough, I’m breaking rules of my own today too… I believe I mentioned (jinxed myself?) in comments the other day that I don’t commit to more than ten thousand words in a day, but my job-source-guy messaged me this morning to say he had an overload of work and could I handle 16K (six question marks)… Ooh, a challenge! (And a fatter paycheck…) I said yes. So please forgive the brevity of this ramble (can a “ramble” be brief?)–I have to go write about vehicle wraps and online casinos now.