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How to write a blog post in 12 comic steps

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Blogging: so easy a toddler can’t do it. Image courtesy of Public Domain Pictures, Morguefile.

Having trouble coming up with a blog post topic? Terrified of that blank “Add New Post” screen? Fear no longer…the Editor is here! Follow this 12-step formula and you’ll be composing a blog post in a short time!

Step 1: Open WordPress. Go to “Add New Post” and stare at blank screen, trying to think of a fresh, original topic.

Step 2: Stare at blank screen some more.

Step 3: Search for list of personal blog topics that you scribbled down last week while waiting for a meeting to begin.

Step 4: Stare at blank screen.

Step 5: Cast eyes over bookcase and bag of library books. Is there a writer or book you haven’t covered yet for the blog?

Step 6: Rack brain for bits of conversation leading to a topic you thought would be good for a blog post.

Step 7: Google “best books in literature” for inspiration about a writer/book you haven’t discussed in the blog. Check social media sites for viral videos to analyze in blog post.

Step 8: Did someone say chocolate? Toddle off to store to purchase a Diet Pepsi and a pack of chocolate pretzel M&Ms. Chat with sociable store people. Stroll back. Stop to pet neighbor’s friendly dog or cat. Heave resigned sigh, square shoulders, march back to computer and sink into computer chair. Stare at blank screen.

Step 9: Inspiration….AT LAST!!! Watch the words form on the computer screen.

Step 10: Go to YouTube if you think there’s a video to illustrate what you’re saying. Get distracted watching funny cat videos, cute puppy videos, laughing baby videos or favorite TV show videos. Stop messing around, find appropriate video and add link to blog post.

Step 11: Search free photo sites for blog post photo. Give photo a name with a keyword for SEO and add to blog post.

Step 12: Double-check blog post and edit as needed. Hit “Publish” and breathe relieved sigh. All done.

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