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Sometimes, the control-minded handle food waste with too much attention to waste and not enough attention to freshness.
Problem is, things get stale. Maybe that one item just wasn’t right for the time and place and passersby of that day. Move on to some fresh stuff.
Many of us do this with our blogs as well:
We post something up and, and . . . we look forward to great traffic . . . soon . . . it will happen, maybe . . . maybe if I tweet it again . . .right?
We wait to see what happens with that one piece. And we wait. And it gets stale. But you really liked that post and you want it to stay on the top and in front of your display. You forget that all of your posts will always be part of your inventory.
Keep posting. Keep adding to your inventory of posts. The page depth will help your findability. And eventually, someone may stumble upon that post – maybe even share it.
Worrying about wastage? Don’t. Just keep things fresh.
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On Halloween I was excited to hand out candy to adorable kids for the first time as a homeowner. I was armed with name-brand candy (as I heard anything else will get your house egged) and my cute new Halloween-themed candy bowl.
I’m sure you can imagine my disappointment when the majority of the kids were older ones who just painted some stuff on their face and wanted free candy. I couldn’t help but wonder where is the magic?
The magic is what makes some writing really special and when we lose that, everything just feels like a chore. We lose the magic when writing and simply call it writers block.
No one is more magical and creative than kids under five – take some queues from kids the next time you have writers block.
- Use Your Imagination- There is no telling a child that something isn’t possible – they dream in the impossible and we should be writing that way.
- Stop Over Thinking Everything- Have you ever seen the way a toddler is fascinated by colors on a TV screen or the way a bird flies? They aren’t questioning the reasons why the show isn’t very good or what kind of bird it is. The TV makes sounds and the bird flies – it’s just the way it is, and it’s kind of amazing.
- Ask Questions- Kids love to ask why so the next time you read or hear something you disagree with, ask yourself why you disagree, and then write that down.
- Embrace Your Spontaneity- My niece is known for running wild around the room and then stopping to burst into song or a cheer. Why? Because it’s fun. So have some fun and recharge your batteries. Go to a museum or take a lunch to the park. Just do something that feels good.
Being a kid is absolutely magical but as we meander into adulthood, those feelings of excitement about life and the things we love to do can get overshadowed by the responsibilities we take on. By embracing our inner child we can get some of that joy back.
What are you doing to get magical in your blogging?
Maranda Gibson is the quirky social media manager for AccuConference, a conference call provider located in beautiful Fort Worth, Texas. She writes feverishly for the popular AccuConference communications blog as well as being the face behind the AccuConference Facebook and Twitter accounts. She loves to meet new people so don’t be shy and stop by to say hello.