The Dog Ate My Blog Post!

I have to admit that back in the day, I was one of those who avidly subscribed to the age-old excuse “The dog ate my homework!”. It has seen me through my schooldays, so I guess to some degree, it has been quite effective.

Now, for lack of a worthwhile topic to blog about, I have to again use that excuse. There was this massive canine who unabashedly gnawed at my blog post, spraying the entire place with its despicable dog-breath.

Oh, but I do have something to write and leap for joy about! Let me take a moment to thank digi-scrapper extraordinaire Mye of Mye De Leon Designs for the simply beautiful blog design, and to Kaye of WAHMaholic Blog Designs for doing the brain-wracking coding. My blog is now a manifestation of the fusion of talent of two of the best and finest in blog design. I am left grateful, ecstatic for this new design… but still seething with anger at that dog which ate my blog post…

Tonight I Write the Dumbest Lines

Nobody could care less about what I write at this moment.  Ideas on what to write escape me right now.  My brain cells are as dead as dead can be.  I feel the aching urge to just type a hodgepodge of words which have absolutely no coherence with one another whatsoever.

  • I find myself pleasantly amused at my daughter’s penchant for dancing and singing in front of the mirror.  I’m nothing short of amazed at how quickly she learns the lyrics and melody of pop songs.  I wish I could say the same about myself!  I guess, that’s just how kids are nowadays.  She is clearly manifesting a strong desire to make her own MTV. [Read more…]

5 Ways to Cure Writer’s Block

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At some point, I’m sure you have fallen victim to writer’s, or blogger’s block. It’s when you’re stuck in a rut and can’t seem to think of anything to write about. If you feel it’s not yet time to go so low as to blog about your next-door neighbor’s tighty whities hanging on the clothesline, then consider these pretty helpful ways to ease writer’s block

Read. No, not other people’s mail. Just read about what people are talking about. The net is replete with hot topics related to whatever your sphere of interest may be. Sign up for Google Alerts, and receive email updates on hot topics on any subject you desire.

Tweet away. If you find immeasurable ecstasy when you go on twitter, then this would be a good venue for you to find out hot topics worth writing about. People tweet about almost anything nowadays.

Look inside. Delve deep within your reachable levels of consciousness to dig up something worth divulging to the world. Be wary, as any information you give out on the internet can and may be used against you. You could pick up on any recent incident in your life, and work around that.

Have a say. Give your opinion on latest topics or world issues. Who knows, your two cents might come back to you a hundredfold.

Join memes. In the blogging world, memes are given themes or topics which you write about. This is likewise an excellent way to gain traffic for your blog, as other bloggers who joined a certain meme are obliged to visit your site to view your post for that particular meme.

If all else fails, just take consolation in the fact that writer’s block does happen to everyone, and it is not a permanent disease. You can always draw inspiration from the things you see and hear around you…yes, even if it’s your neighbor’s constant bickering.