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How I Remember Ideas for Blog Posts

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Ideas for blog posts tend to come out of nowhere. Emphasis on nowhere. After forgetting countless ideas, I finally have a system to record the initial idea before they disappear. It’s nothing fancy, but it works for me.

Ready? Here we goooo…

1. Evernote

– I love, love, love Evernote! If my phone is nearby, I use my Evernote app to jot down blog ideas and/or the source of inspiration. It’s pretty awesome.

2. Post-it Notes

– I literally have these in every room of my apartment and I also have them in my car. Gotta be ready when the ideas hit, then I can just stick them to whatever is nearby and come back to it later. Now that it’s back to school season, I can stockpile these things for little to no money spent.

3. Repetition

– When I don’t have access to Evernote or Post-it Notes, I use repetition. I repeat key aspects of the blog idea until I’m able to jot down the idea. This isn’t the most reliable part of the system, but it works.

This is my system. Again, nothing fancy. I’m always looking for more tools to add to my system. The woes of being a blogger, always on the hunt for something better, haha!

 

NaBloPoMo March 2014

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Self is the theme for NaBloPoMo March 2014.  This month I get to learn more about myself as an individual and as a blogger. It’s going to be easy to write about myself considering I shared aspects of my love life last month.

I’m excited and hope that you’ll enjoy reading these posts. As always, feel free to like, share, and/or subscribe!

My Recovery Process

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In an effort to avoid the awkwardness that arises from disappointing surprises, I would approach situations with a negative set of outcomes.

It worked for years, but years of living with an empty glass mentality has slowly worn me down. I forgot what optimism felt like. Meeting new people had become exhausting. Instead of getting to know the person, I was too consumed with what they weren’t saying/doing.

Change was necessary.

I initially created this blog as a means for me to work through my pessimistic mindset. I wanted to share my random thoughts/ideas with others while being less of a pessimist.

So far, so good.

This blog has evolved over the past year.  I’ve written a 30 chapter short story , participated in multiple writing challenges, and met some really awesome people.

I doubt I’ll ever adopt a unicorn mentality , but at least I’ll see the bright side. In the meantime, I’ll start putting water in that glass.

Unfulfilled Wishes

Customer services

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Talk about a website or blog you wish you had invented.

I wish I had invented the blog Not Always Working. Everyone who has worked in customer service has war stories. Creating a blog that allows people to upload their war stories is a perfect way to not only relieve some stress, but share the stupidity.

NaBloPoMo March 2013

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I just completed NaBloPoMo Feburary 2013. Writing about love and sex for 28 days straight was a challenge that I am happy to have completed. I looked forward to taking a break from posting daily and then I saw the topic for NaBloPoMo March 2013: Risk.

The Universe is trying to tell me something and I paying attention. I can totally do this.

Three more days…what’s next?

The #30in30 writing challenge is winding down. Parts of me are happy, worried, and incredibly proud. Happy that I won’t have to write every single day. Worried that I will backslide on this blog and get lazy and rusty with my writing. Proud that as of right now, I have stuck this out for 28 days (and counting). No part of this challenge was easy.

Slowly, I’ve become a better writer than I was 30 days ago. Thoughts are much clearer now that I’m literally writing them out. Consider that one of my many “duh” moments during this challenge. Since I was writing daily, I wrote shorter posts. Perhaps once the challenge is over, I’ll write longer, essay-like posts. Or non-rhyming poetry (it does exist). So many possibilities.

To my fellow #30in30 participants, what’s next?