What to Blog About….

Well I’ve put a lot of thinking on this blogging thing. Wondering if I should limit it to just a couple topics?
Some people seem to just write about their WRITING….others just on FOOD, others on their FAITH.
Well, I can’t. There’s just too much that’s important to me. So I’m going to keep writing about it all….but it will most likely be the following topics:

1. Orthodoxy (My faith)
2. Food (Our lifestyle, What We’ve learned as a family and why we eat whole foods and avoid artificial ingredients)
3. Books I’m Reading (or read, or want to read, or…..)
4. Writing
5. Home schooling / Parenting
6. Randomness (I like sharing random thoughts….they make up a good deal of my day 😉 )

I thought about assigning each thing it’s own day…and maybe someday I’ll do that….but for now I think I just need to do it as it comes, especially since I know I can’t keep up with this everyday just yet.

Well- that’s it for now.

Everyone have a nice day. I’m hungry….I need to go find food…..REAL food…..

7 thoughts on “What to Blog About….

  1. mycookinglifebypatty

    You're an excellent writer! You won't have any trouble working any topic into your blog theme, I think. Mine is "my cooking life" and I am finding out that there's not much that doesn't tie in somehow.

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    First off I want to say excellent blog! I had a quick question that I'd like to ask if you do not mind.
    I was curious to find out how you center yourself and clear your mind before writing.
    I have had a tough time clearing my thoughts in getting my thoughts out.
    I do take pleasure in writing however it just seems like the first
    10 to 15 minutes are usually lost just trying to figure out how
    to begin. Any recommendations or tips? Thanks!

    1. orthodoxmom3

      Well, thank you! How kind of you.
      And to answer your question, it all depends! There are days my mind flows with ides and it's hard to get things done because I keep pulling out that idea journal now that I'm back into the swing of writing again. It's a great tool. Just use any ole notebook... I even keep a 3x4 size in the car so if I don't have the bigger one I still have something to write in. Then anytime you have an idea you can write it down.
      Then there are days I need to prep myself. That's individual preferance but sometimes for me it means sitting down at the computer with a hot cup of tea (occasionally maybe a half glass of wine), maybe some chocolate! In other words a drink or treat that sooths me. Sometimes it takes mood music. Listening to my toddler's background music of nursery rhymes or a show on TV is not exactly mood inducing for some of my writing (though could be for others!) so I might pop a CD in the computer that fits with the mood I want.
      Other times I might sit and look at that notebook for awhile containing my ideas and as I ponder over those something just may strike.
      I also sometimes get motivated just by reading. It may be reading other writer's blogs or even a book in the genre I'm trying to write about. Something about their words may trigger a different idea for my own. I don't mean I take their idea... just something they write may trigger something within me... For example, if I were reading a non-ficiton article about George Washington, it may cause me to remember that old tale of how he chopped down the cherry tree... and I might think...hmmm.... what if I were to write a chapter book about a little boy that 'accidentally' cuts down his mother's favorite apple tree... or maybe just mows down her flower garden the first time he mows the lawn?
      Also find the time of day, if you can , that your mind easily flows. Sometimes that's not possible. I need to work around preparing food for my family (I always cook from scratch so that takes time) and caring for my toddler. The toddler rules.... or at least takes quite a bit of time.

      I hope something I've said here can help you. I'd ask other writers too. We all do things differently and what works for some may not work for all. Good luck!! Keep in touch!

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