Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Some Blogging Goals...

1. Write shorter posts and comments. No one cares that much, VB. Well, no one except The Czarina and she can never find out about this blog.

2. Learn how to put pictures on your blog! This is ridiculous for a visual learner to have no pictures on their own blog! It can't be that hard. Reading the Blogger directions over and over is obviously not helping you. Try something different. Get someone to show your visual-learning ass how to do it. Perhaps purchase a digital camera to inspire yourself?

3. Write more themed posts, full of collected thoughts about dating/relationships/people/life rather than day-to-day ramblings about your not-very-interesting life. Think less school-girl diary, more adult woman column. Unless it's something really juicy!

4. Work on the aesthetics of your blog. It is inconsistent and could be better. You know how to do it. Now take the time to make it pretty.

5. Start working on your novel. Finish reading this article about blogging a novel. Don't forget to protect it with some kind of copyright if you choose to do so.

6. Remember to keep in mind that anything you post could be read by anyone. Even your boss. Even The Czarina. So play nice. And nothing over borderline PG-13.

7. Stop reading blogs all the time. Live your life, already. It would probably allow you to have more blog-worthy moments! (And the vicious cycle begins....)

Shoot. The hard part about posting this is that now I will look like an idiot if I don't follow these at least partially. I guess all I can do is cross my fingers...any advice, readers? Thanks to The Daily Sketch for reminding me about all this stuff in his most recent post!

9 comments:

Stuck said...

But some of us LIKE schoolgirls...

*maniacal laugh*

Virginia Belle said...

*blush* Stuckey! behave! *giggle*

Anonymous said...

Don't worry about shorter posts! I love your posts just as they are. You crack me up!

leelion said...

Me, I'm just shocked you list "Top Gun" as a fav movie...surely it is obvious that what your blog needs is more monty python moments - immediately, if not sooner. Regards Leelion.

Virginia Belle said...

yeah, i guess i did...although maybe i should take it off my list after seeing how crazy tom cruise is now.

i will work on the monty python moments. i could quote the movies more, i guess! :)

anonymous--thank you, whomever you are!

Tammy said...

Good luck with the goals. I agree with anonymous about the shorter posts. But that could just be because I have the same problem.

The one you listed that struck me was #7...about not spending so much time reading blogs...what are ya? Crazy or somethin'? Okay, okay, you're right. But...I gotta have my fix!!

TheDailySketch said...
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Virginia Belle said...

sketch, you give the best advice ever! i was hoping you'd leave a comment on this one!

NML said...

In order to work on stuff like a novel, I have had to manage my time better. I only read blogs at work, and considering how busy I've been this week, this is why I'm only reading now. I will read the rest at the weekend so I'm up to date by the end of the week. I don't comment on everything, but I do end up reading all the blogs that are important to me in any given week. This frees up my time in the evening but it also relieves pressure and gets me to focus on other things. If you ever feel like writing for Baggage, let me know!