Sunday, August 15, 2010

Bloggy Plans

Mostly talking to myself here - as we move into the fall season.

Thinking about what works in my blogging and where I want to go with it....

First of all, I want to try to keep things short(er) and simple(r).   This will be a process.

One thing that might help me is keeping a list of ideas, and thinking about them when I'm doing other things, and then keeping my writing time to about 15 minutes. 

OR spent a couple of hours writing several posts and post-dating them -- this seems to work for me since my ideas come in bursts. 

What I like in blogging:

  • Coming to insights that wouldn't have hit me if I hadn't blogged about them.
  • Taking notes on books and excerpts from books (helps me remember them better)
  • Capturing quotes (commonplace book idea) and links to things I want to remember
  • Preserving memories (photos, some journaling -- I find I do increasingly less public journalling now that my kids are older -- I think it's intuitively related to their privacy).
  • Organizing my thoughts
  • Keeping accountable to my plans
  • Looking back over them to see what was going on at a given time.
  • Recording my reading (I don't do this faithfully... but still...)
  • Doing series -- I like the continuity.   But try breaking them up more? 
What I'd like to focus on more or keep focusing on (no particular order):
  • journaling (if I can  figure out a way to do it)
  • Helpful ideas (things that have worked or seem like they might work)
  • Literature
  • Simplicity and poverty of spirit
  • My faith
  • Rule of Life
  • finding beauty in ordinary life 
  • continuity (themes in posting)


  1. I just love your blog, and even though I don't comment, I just want to let you know that I get some great ideas and thinking done when I read it.

  2. Thanks so much! I appreciate hearing about people getting something out of the blog whether they comment or not.


I would love to hear your thoughts on this!