“How do you prepare and write a blog regularly?”
I have found two ways that enable me to regularly prepare for this column:
- to deal with a current (or perpetual) problem to which people need to find some solution
- to sit down at the computer and begin to write. Most of the time that triggers a topic and then—off I go!
“Do you ever head in on direction and then end up going in another one?”
Sometimes. But, usually, as soon as I strike my major theme, I’ll continue with it until the end.
I admit that I do unintentionally leave typos now and then—I never learned to type correctly—have my own system. But it will cause me to make a number of mistakes that I have to go back and correct [there were 2 in this line]. Most typos come from the fact that I write during time that I’ve snatched away from something else. So I may fail to take the time to go back and check for them [3 in this line!].
“How did this blog begin?”
The second way. I just began to write, and out it came. The word “prepare” appeared and I was off with the blog.
Writing stimulates writing. That’s the best way to get going—You put something down, and, first thing you know, you’re off. Simply striking a key can do it too. But, I must admit, it’s getting harder. Because of poor circulation, my finger tips are numb, so it feels weird.