I’m about to find my mojo. My blogging mojo, that is. And it’s mostly thanks to Bryan Allain’s new eBook, 31 Days to Finding Your Blogging Mojo. This eBook is a gold mine of blogging ideas, inspiration, and even bizarre moments of levity which I read aloud to my sister (who is not the least bit interested in blogging), just for the concerned looks she gave me about this latest book I was “enjoying”. (Really, this is not much different than most of the other books I like to read — our tastes differ slightly.) These golden nuggets and more are designed to help you discover and develop your blogging ability and ingenuity.
I read this book essentially straight through — that is, I read more than one day at a time. I did go through and do as many of the daily mojo activities as I could do at a time. Many were really easy to do, and each was an instant little boost to my blogs and my confidence. Even the ones I couldn’t do immediately were simple and creative, and helped me really think about how I was blogging and what I could be doing to make the experience better, more fun, and interactive.
Some of the concepts and blogging actions were either changes that I have already begun to implement, or ideas I had been toying with but hesitating because didn’t have a clear path forward. Then lo and behold, a clear path was presented! (By the way, more will be posted on that topic in a few hours.) I was even inspired to really think about how the different concepts apply to my new fiction blog, which is very different from the usual nonfiction blog. This little gem of a book was exactly what I needed. Thanks Bryan!
A few topics covered in 31 Days:
- determining the focus on your blog (and how to tell people what that is)
- finding content ideas in places you’d never expect (and some places you would)
- growing your conversation beyond your blog (and growing your blog in the process)
- choosy beggars, surprising and educational elderly people, and the IQ of birds (seriously — all of these are mentioned).