Thursday, August 12, 2010

ON BLOGGING ~ Thumper Says...


I had this helpful blogging tip all set on the agenda for today.  And then I went out and had a fun evening visiting with out of town family.  I got home late and sat down here to bang out my blog tip post.  But then I felt it would be pretty hypocritical to talk about time management tips when I was blogging on the fly.

So here is the real tip.  Don't force things.  Ever.  There's no fun or value in that.  To you or to those who read what you have to say.  People can see through an auto pilot post as opposed to one that has real feeling, inspiration or emotion behind it.

And don't do a bash post when you're pressed for time either.  Those are easy.  When you write them that is.  Not so easy to take back a day later when you have second thoughts.  I learned that lesson from the movie Bambi - Thumper's mom reminds him that if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all.

You can take Thumper's mom's advice further in blogging to mean that if you don't have anything to say - don't say anything at all.  If you aren't that interested in writing it, people probably aren't that interested in reading it.  Spend that time enjoying other things instead.  In my opinion, that's the best way to convey how to manage our limited time on this Earth.  Take that tip to the bank.

5 comments:

Matty said...

Sound advice, and I know. I've hit the publish button and walked away, only to wish I had taken the time to do it right.

Penny said...

Hmm..is this in response to something? :)

Dave and Tami said...

That's good advice for most areas of life - not just blogging. I usually skip shallow posts that were obviously written just to fill space. Thanks for the tip.

Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

Very well said.

stacybuckeye said...

I admit that reading bash posts make me uncomfortable. I always want to comment but try to stay out of the fray.