Now thezep.net has wound down and come to a close, I thought I’d log/brainstorm/babble about some of my afterthoughts on my first ever blog handling/babbling/waffling experience…
Writing articles and blog posts for thezep.net proved difficult sometimes, partly due to the staggered nature of Zeppelin news throughout November, and partly due to regular smatterings of good old writers block. I wanted the content for my blog to remain vital and fresh, by not falling into the plunging pits of mundane and generic posting! Sometimes it would come in one draft; an idea would pop up, I’d write it and publish it and be happy with it forever more. Occasionally the news and story was there in my hands, but the words and the inspiration to articulate it would not. Inevitably, a desire to write and a rarely flourishing vocabulary would on the odd instance be lacking a relevant topic or a juicy enough news story.
The secret is to harvest your thoughts and to seize those opportunities when the blog writing gods would shine down and the topic stars aligned and the (almost) perfect post (well, not perfect, but nearly so) would emerge.
I guess, like those women that expose their sex lives online from behind an alias, it’s every budding blog writers dream to maybe make a bit of cash. I’d certainly like to make money from my blog. Of course there’s Adsense, which may not be a totally bad idea now the blog is winding down, but there must be a special feeling that emerges from getting paid to write your thoughts! Or at least to write your thoughts, have enough people read them so that Adsense would apply to your site.