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  • http://twitter.com/cherylfisch4 Cheryl Fischer

    I find that if I mull over an idea in my mind for a few days, the actual writing process is much easier. The words almost flow onto the paper on their own. (Then I must edit, of course!)

    • margaret pincus

      Thanks for the comment Cheryl. I work the same as you. Personally I mull over the idea while I walk, and while I do household chores. Inspiration often comes when I am least expecting it, but always when my mind is not cluttered with other things.

  • Anand Radhakrishnan

    Great article Jeff, there are so many elements to maintaining a high quality blog right from the content, the topic, the style besides many other aspects like consistency in your blog, I just posted our 100th blog post @VALVESOLUTIONS which took over 1000 days but in the process we built and nurtured over 10000+ members globally across all our social media channels. looking hindsight i wonder if i had done 100 posts in 100 days would i have achieved all the other intangible elements viz; audience, brand value, alexa rank etc associated with a good blog.

    • margaret pincus

      Thanks for the comment Anand and congratulations on your 100th blog post! @bloghappy1

  • http://www.socialbakers.com/ Michal Smetana

    I have just recently seen an image with a funny quote that is relevant to this article. It said: “First there was planking, than owling, then milking, and now there is harlem shaking. If the next trend could be thinking, that’d be great.” Although it is exaggerated, in my opinion, people have somewhat forgot how to think originally. And people have stopped to realize that writing really is thinking on paper. If only people realized how relaxing it is to get something from your head on the paper.

    • margaret pincus

      Thanks for that quote Michal, it made me laugh. Original thinking is a precious commodity, and probably getting rarer because of all the distractions of modern life.

  • http://twitter.com/jenillustre jennifer illustre

    Just based on experience, the 1st thing that comes to mind (instinctive writing) almost always turn out to be the best for me.

    • margaret pincus

      Hi Jennifer, I guess sometimes writing can be too contrived and if you have a great natural style you are lucky. Thanks for the comment. @bloghappy1

  • http://twitter.com/venkyiyer58 Venkatesh Iyer

    I like Chesterton’s final word the best. He was spot on.

    • margaret pincus

      Hi Venkatesh, I liked that quote too. Always be true to yourself!

  • http://twitter.com/gpkc Greg Peters

    I think, therefore I blog

  • margaret pincus

    Thanks for the comment Kelsey! Good luck with your writing and blogging.

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