Do you just sit down at the keyboard and start typing the thoughts that enter your mind? Do you have an idea of what you're going to write? Are you compelled too, to post even if you have no idea of what to write?
As for myself, it is seldom that I compose directly to the screen. I usually write out my blogs onto a legal pad. That affords me the opportunity to edit before before I publish. I can fix a faux pas before committing it to the screen. As this is a public forum, I don't wish to across as a crude rude and lewd dude by exposing my dangling participles.
If my postings are to be in any way based on fact, then my information should be correct. "Show me a reporter who only gets half the story right ...And I'll show you a reporter with a 'nostril for news." ("Borrowed" from the 10/20 comic strip B.C.) It is not easy to scour the news for interesting information, I mean have to actually read those articles! Take for example a column titled "Briefs In The News," if I weren't careful, you'd think you were reading about underwear.
You'd be scratching your head if on a posting you were to read about a man who was arrested because the authorities had found $100 bills hanging on a clothes line in his back yard. By neglecting to provide the title, "Wiseguy Busted For Money Laundering," you would miss the point of the story altogether.
Remember, being anal retentive isn't necessarily a bad thing - just ask any successful proctologist."
Sometimes I have no particular topic to discuss. When that happens, I'll hop on the old surf (mouse) board and "borrow" a picture or two and upload them. Many times I find myself inspired by a picture or an image to write a blog around it. When that fails, I'll type in a title and try to give it a story. When that fails, I will slip into a blathering ramble, (sic) this posting.
A random thought can sometimes blossom into a post-worthy blog:
Male voices change at puberty: I wonder what Gilbert Godfrey sounded like before that change.
When you do number two and leave only one piece of evidence, would that be a monolog?
Is lemon aid a branch of Medic-aid that provides financial assistance for used car repairs?
If a gynecologist were to give up his practice and study law, would he then become a Pubic Defender?
Did you ever notice that "blog" spelled sideways is "glob?" No? Well it does!
I wonder what methods you other bloggers employ when experiencing writer's (blogger's) block. There is one method that some probably use ... Which I am too stubborn to use ... And that is to simply not post anything. How do you do that? You know, after giving it some serious thought, I really don't want to know!