I’ve been meaning to write an extended version of a suggestion I made during one of the sessions at BlogWorld Expo 08, about a way to make posting to your blog a stress-free exercise. It seemed to strike a chord with a few people.

two women talking over coffee The basic idea was to think of blogging as you would think of chatting with a friend over a coffee.

Then think of a phrase you would use naturally, to start a sentence in that conversation.

I gave a couple of examples at the BlogWorld Expo session and this morning I’ve jotted down some more. I stopped at twelve.

  • I was thinking the other day how…
  • Have you heard about that woman/man who …
  • I was walking down the street, minding my own business, when…
  • I saw something quite amazing/amusing/curious/weird/funny yesterday…
  • I was chatting this morning with my friend about…
  • Sometimes I can’t believe how…
  • You’ll never guess …
  • Isn’t it funny how sometimes you can meet someone you’ve known for a long time ……
  • A long, long time ago…
  • I met this really interesting woman/man who ….
  • You know how there are some days when you think, maybe I should have just stayed in bed?
  • I’ve been meaning to… (as you may have noticed, the one I used to start this post)

Why not try it?

If the idea appeals to you, but the particular examples don’t work for you, I’m sure you can come up with some more and better. I think you’ll find it fun – well, I did. And I hope you will share. So please leave your suggestions in the comments here.

Photo “two women talking over coffee” by ellenantill, via flickr, Creative Commons

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