10 Good Things About Blogging Regularly

Betsy bloggingWow.  I can hardly believe it, but as of this Friday I will have been blogging regularly for two years.

I know!  It’s crazy, right?  Yeah, I’ve missed days here and there, and I had a time in the fall last year where I didn’t give my blog much time, but for the most part I’ve been routinely posting three times a week since I went “live” on March 29, 2011.  And they said it wouldn’t last.  Well, okay, I said it wouldn’t last.  Yet here I am!  Top of the world, ma!

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The Search For A Post, A Blogger’s Tale

fairytaleOnce Upon A Time… there was a girl who wrote a blog.  Although it was not all she wrote, and although she did indeed have other tasks to perform, the blog did demand that she doth update it regularly.

“Dance, little writer!  Dance!”  it would yell as it cracked a whip over her head.

And she did dance.

“Scurry, little writer!  Scurry!”

And lo, she scurried.

“Write, little writer!  Write!”

And verily, she did write blog posts and keep the blog updated regularly.  And the blog, it was pleased.

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Now. What Shall We Talk About?

hello, blogosphereHi, Blogosphere.

Hey.

Thanks for seeing me on such short notice.

You paid me to show up.

Er…yeah.  Um…Okay.  “Heh, heh, heh… Now.  What shall we talk about?  Heh, heh, heh.”

Why are you wheezing?

It’s a reference to a scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark.  I was trying to entertain.

Sure.

But seriously.  I wanted to get some input on what you thought I should blog about on my blog.

*silence*  Let me get this straight.  You want to blog about what you want to blog about on your blog by talking to the blogosphere?

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The Blogging Poem


I did not write a post today.
I could not think of what to say.

I did not write one in my car.
I did not write one in my yard.

Nor at my desk or at my table
I could not write. I was not able.

A good idea I could not find
Inside the caverns of my mind.

Yet all the readers count on me
It’s such responsibility.

What to do? aloud I wondered,
I need a post that’s unencumbered.

One that’s witty and lithe and free!
O Muse, please come and talk to me!

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Dear Internet

Dear Internet –

Okay, you and I have to talk. Or not talk, as the case may be. I mean, you know I love you, but this is getting ridiculous. You are just way too attractive for your own good. Or my good. Whatever. We’re going to have to start setting some boundaries in our relationship.

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Branding Ms. Betsy

I’m so glad you’ve agreed to meet with me today, Blogosphere.

I didn’t have much choice. You kept googling me.

Yes, well, *hum* I wanted to reach out to you and get your thoughts on how I can build my author brand. I envision this as an informal brainstorming session, if you will.

I think you should finish your next book.

You are, after all, the expert on this kind of thing, as well as being a vast repository of knowledge in general.

You could write more books after you finish this one.

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