Structure of a (my) blog

To this point my blog has just been me getting into the habit of being able to write whenever I can.  After my last failed attempt I decided that I should probably work on consistency rather than jumping in to the deep end.  Well I’ve waded around in the shallow end long enough and I’ve viewed a few other blogs and I’m starting to think I should begin to give my blog a bit more structure.  So far I’ve just been writing a page of text, which for this instance isn’t a bad thing it just could make it a bit on the boring side if the topic isn’t gripping right away.  The addition of some breaks, headers and maybe even a picture every once in a while would aide in giving the post a bit of a nudge in the right direction.

There are headers that I could use

I’ve seen these used in different blogs where they did a great job of breaking up the post and focusing each section into its own idea.  These different idea sections would support the post overall and bring everything together nicely.  It makes the blog look much more professional.

My problem

I’m not sure these headers are exactly “for me.”  My blog, at this point anyways, doesn’t exactly go for the typical form of trying to teach or help or show someone something.  I may in the future, who knows, but right now its just me trying to help myself write more consistently.  The next step is to learn to write better and after that to write a book.  I’m not really trying to convey a business model of success and professionalism but rather a more personal “my journey” type of writing.  I can see how the headers would help but may not be particularly valuable and if most of my time is spent trying to figure out where to break up the headers I’m not doing it right.

A picture might be a pretty place holder and give someone something to stare at but I don’t really see the point.  I understand how it could break the flow or at least ease up on the solid page of text but it would serve no other purpose than that, but maybe thats the point?  Although I don’t know if I want to scour the web or my photos folder (I almost just spelled that “pholder”) looking for just the right picture to convey what I’m trying to say.  I already do that a bit for the quotes and I don’t want to extend posting any further.

The structure of my blog is still a work in progress but I think I’ve done good to this point.  I like the idea of seeing progress, like writing everyday I’m able for two weeks, and then working in a little wrinkle to making my writing and my blog better.  I am hoping to start actually getting in some writing soon and being able to comment on my thoughts and process while writing rather than writing about wanting to write.  I think that is what kind of put me on hold today.  I had this post written, about half of it to this point, but then I had something else that had my attention way more so I went to write about that.  I need to write things that keep my attention rather than just writing to get a quota of posts for the week.  I did that at the start to get a pattern going and now I need to kick it up some.

 

My style of writing is to allow the story to unfold on its own. I try not to structure my work too rigidly.

 

Anita Desai

 

 

 

 

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