There was a little snow overnight and icy roads. It seemed to be melting, that’s the last thing I wanted because I have an hospital appointment this week. As usual on a Sunday, I’m writing today’s blog while I cook lunch. The high pressure brought snow but also sunshine and so I intend to go out and take a few photographs this afternoon. This is my second blog of the day. The first blog was about the super food that slows aging; silkie chicken! I get a lot of enquiries about silkie chickens!
I posted that blog on my new website; A Zillion Ideas. I’m building up to a zillion ideas, slowly. I will write some blogs with useful tips not just on slowing down ageing but tips on how to clean stainless steel with white vinegar; how to get sticky stuff and sticky labels off your new kitchen units; stuff like that. If you have any useful tips or ideas please comment and share them with the world on a Zillion Ideas. com!
I’m amazed sometimes how amateurs can be so professional and professionals can be so amateur. I read blogs a lot and some bloggers write like professionals and amateur photographers produce really good photos. Professional photographers often overdo the use of Photoshop and professional writers think they can get away with all sorts of garbage. I read about finance a lot and today it was about the Chinese saving an average of 47% of their income. I forget where this was first published, I think it was a survey. Then lots of writers take that scrap of information and turn it into a 1,000 word article. I chat to students in China and they give me a lot more information. For example did you know that despite much lower incomes in China that eggs are more expensive. Soya sauce and 5 spice is a lot cheaper there though. You do need to know what you are on about to write a blog every day, but most professional writers only have to write one or two a week and most of that is opinion rather than researched facts. A lot of articles and blogs on the internet are written by freelance writers, many working in low wage countries and that can mean poor content on websites. I read one the other day that was about 200 words and full of errors. I do get errors in my blogs, there is no editor to check them. I do everything, I edit, do the technical stuff, optimize the blog for search engines and do the publicity. Some sites have a staff of 50 to do all that and still don’t get it right. I think I do quite well and I am doing 2 blogs now.
I also do the photography for my blogs rather than relying on a photographer or commons licence photographs. I don’t always use my own photos but 99% of the time they are mine. I hope to take a few more this afternoon. That is why my Sunday blogs aren’t researched and are just a ramble through my thoughts!
It helps to make notes even if it’s only an idea for a blog. I have a note book with a list of titles for forthcoming blogs; the hardest part, quite often is a title and the first sentence. Many of my readers are also writers and bloggers and will understand how hard it can be sometimes just to have an idea, inspiration and even then you have to find the words to express what you want to convey to readers. When you have a finished blog, complete with photo, you have to go through it with a fine tooth comb looking for errors. There will be plenty in this one!
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