Getting The Mojo Back

I’ve been having a hard time figuring out what my blog is about.

I’ve used it as a journal, posted reviews (TV, movies, and music), written the occasional essay. Nice, safe, easy choices but not compelling reading. Nothing of substance to offer the reader. Not the stuff I really wanted to write about.

I considered throwing in the towel and deleting the blog…again (this is my third blog).

This blog has needed focus and a serious overhaul for a long time now but I didn’t know where to begin. And then just like a Dharma Initiative food drop, along comes the resource I need:

31 Days To Finding Your Blogging Mojo  by Bryan Allain.

I can’t remember how I came across Bryan’s blog but I would read it at least once a week. The dude is seriously funny.  Then he started posted his thoughts and theories on L O S T.

I became a daily reader.

I envy people like Allain and Jon Acuff. They know how to blog and they do it well. I want to be like them, without the 5 o’clock shadow.

Allain has written a great, sorely needed, e-book for those who currently, and those who want to, blog.

It’s seriously funny and seriously good.

I’m about halfway through this book and I’m realizing that I can’t quit again.

And truthfully, I really don’t WANT to quit. I just want to do better.

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2 thoughts on “Getting The Mojo Back

  1. You should make THAT a giveaway! I will enter a hundred times.

    I’ve been “blogging” for over a decade, if LiveJournal counts as a blog. What seems very natural to me, though – writing about whatever I want, whenever I want – is apparently *not* the key to success as a blogger. I want to write, and I want to be useful, but I am *also* in it for the readers and the potential for income (even if that income is just enough to go out for dinner once in a while).

    It seems to me that a blog is very much like a specialty shop. I tried approaching from a reader’s perspective and realized that if I’m going to reach people, I *can* still write about WHAT I want, but I’m going to have to nail down some regularity for the WHEN, and I’m going to have maintain a different blog for each “voice” and content category.

  2. As I said before, I haven’t started blogging because I’m not sure where to start. I’ve looked at blogging websites but not sure of topics, etc. Sometimes I think what I think or have to say is controversial. Not sure that would be good. I have to investigate further.

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