Posts Tagged "blogging"

#31WriteNow Challenge – I’m Hanging In There!

We’re a third of the way through the month of August, which means I’m a third of the way through completing Luvvie’s #31WriteNow challenge! I just knew I was crazy when I decided to hop on board, but so far I’ve really enjoyed the experience.

Over the winter, I wanted to do something that would help me get back to posting more frequently. I was thinking about forcing myself (somehow) to post twice a week. It sounded so daunting, at the time. Now, look at me!

I’m finding my groove and it’s actually not so hard to find something to write about. Some days I’m even writing multiple posts and scheduling them for future publishing. I’ve got posts in my drafts and everything!

I can find post inspiration in just about everything. TV commercials, celebrity and sports news, things my cat does, personal stories, items/products I covet, advice, picture posts… There’s so much out there! And posts don’t have to be novels. A couple of paragraphs, and a picture, and you’re done!

Also a general rule of thumb I’ve learned over my years being a Twitter addict, is that if you dedicate more than 3 tweets to a subject, you probably have enough material for a blog post. Think about it! So, if you’re in a blogging rut, think about anything and everything going on in your life. You can do it!

Is anyone else doing this challenge? How is it going for you?

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Trying Something New…

There are a lot of things I blog about, but don’t feel like smothering my regular Twitter followers with. I’m well aware that different people follow me for different reasons, and I don’t want to alienate anyone if at all possible! I’ve found it somewhat difficult to maintain a balance between my business endeavors and just being plain ol’ goofy Suz.

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “don’t mix business with pleasure”, right? I’ve always wanted to enjoy business so much that it becomes pleasure, therefore ok to mix. Is that just entirely too ambitious of me? I hope to get there some day!

I renamed my main Twitter account @OhhSuzannah, and have made a new one, still using @Suzdawg, where I will feed my blogging and more business-y projects. There won’t be nearly as many tweets there as my main account, but I’m hoping they’ll be more focused. And sometimes, I’ll RT my account into my personal feed, if the situation calls for it. But, for the most part, it’ll be the hub for my blog, Tumblr, YouTube video uploads, and any other online activity I take part in.

This may not work at all, and I’m prepared for that. But I thought I’d give it a shot! You never know unless you try, right?

So if you’re already following my personal account, and want to keep up with what I do here, go ahead and follow @Suzdawg as well. Don’t worry. I won’t spam you!

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Twitter Is Taking Over My Life!

So, I just realized that I haven’t written a new post here in over a month! That’s craaaaaazy!

At one point, I was up to 20+ posts per month. But then I wasn’t as big a Twitter addict as I am now. Actually, that’s probably not true. I’ve always been a pretty active Tweeter. It’s just that a lot of the things I would write about here, I just tweet about in the form of a condensed tweet. And on top of that, I may have a blog that is specifically about the subject I tweet about. (Y’all must know by now that I have 5029509 different sites) In that case, I would essentially be writing a post twice and who has time for that? Not me!

So, I guess what I’ve got to do is decide what to tweet or blog about. It’s just so much faster to send out a quick tweet because I don’t have to worry about post structure or adding pictures/multimedia. I usually put a little more thought into posts appearing here. I talk a lot of fitness, makeup, and all things iPhone here. I sprinkle in some tennis because I love me some Williams sisters.

So, I’ll figure out a way to get back to normal posting. Going a month without blogging is simply unacceptable! To get back into the groove, I’m going to shoot for one post per week. Then go from there! I need to get everyone back to kissing my black ass!

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