I’ve been blogging here for a couple of years now. Four posts a month without fail. Typically, I write my four articles during the last few days of the month prior to posting them. It’s kind of funny. Each month I sit down and try to figure out what I’m going to write. Sometimes the topics flow and other times, not so much. Frequently, an issue or incident inspires me and that serves as fodder for at least one of the posts. When that doesn’t happen, I surf my Twitter stream for ideas. When that doesn’t work then I end up being kind of stuck.
I think I’ve mentioned before that I often write an article based on a title that pops into my head. Sort of reverse engineering for blog posts. Weird, but it works. If nothing pops into my head then I get a bit frustrated and will close down shop for a bit until I’m able to approach things from a different perspective.
After doing this for so long, sometimes I feel like I’ve said all there is to say about freelance writing. That’s where I am at this moment. No topic seems fresh or interesting to me, and the last thing I want to do is to insult the readership here by posting something that is not worthy of my skill nor worthy of my reader’s time. This happens from time to time on my own blog as well. I’ve found that when my well has run dry, it can be helpful to ask the readers to delve into their well and provide ideas for what they would like to see. That is exactly what I’m doing here, now.
I’m interested in knowing what you folks would like to see posted here. I know I do a lot of opinion posts and it occurs to me that maybe you would rather see more straight tips about freelance writing. Even though I feel as if everything has been covered, is there any topic you feel hasn’t been covered well enough? Is there an area about freelance writing that scares you because you feel like you don’t know enough about it? Also, would you like to see more top ten lists? How about book reviews?
I guess what I’d like to say is that pretty much anything is fair game and I’d be happy to tackle most any subject. The thing is, when I research an article I learn a lot as well.
So, let’s hear it. What’s your pleasure?