By davide ragusa

How *Not* to Title Your Blog Post

Writing and Blogging

So many times when I begin to sit down and write a blog post I get stuck on what the name of the post will be.  I’ve not even written a word yet and I’m already trying to nail down the “big picture” point.

I’ve not even written a word yet and I’m already trying to nail down the "big picture" point.

I cannot stress this enough to all you writers and bloggers out there. The best titles are always the one’s procured during or after writing a piece.  This is another golden rule in writing and one we are all familiar with, being the theory behind the perfect title is one taken from within the work of art. For instance in movie titles, you’ll notice that they always say the title somewhere in the movie. (In certain movies this can be very humorous and curious for when the movie title line will be used).

However as I sat to pen a blog post this morning I noticed I was making this very mistake.  I spent so much time trying to figure out what I was going to call my brilliant idea that I came down with writers block and forgot it.

So just as a reminder, which we all need now and again, when you sit down to write, do just that.  Don’t wait for the title or punch line to come to you.  It will appear almost magically as your thoughts form and your message develops.

“Writing about a writer’s block is better than not writing at all”
Charles Bukowski

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By Fré Sonneveld

The Beginning of The Balanced Belle

Writing and Blogging

It’s often said that in order to write a novel, one must write.  

As otherwise stated:  Just sit down and begin writing.  It doesn’t have to be at the beginning of the piece. One just needs to begin pouring thoughts and ideas to paper or device.  This is just what my first blog post is, just writing to “inspire the novel” sort of speak.  The effort of beginning something new and enjoying the thrill of exploring the unknown.

Often times when we set goals it’s beginning them and taking those first few steps that is the largest obstacle we will face.

Writing a blog has always proved to be a challenge to me.  Like many others, I feel there is always someone better out there to speak to subjects.  More qualified, more experienced, or more passionate about the topic.  (The other answer is procrastination. I’m talking years.)

However, if only the brightest star were allowed to shine, then so would the beauty of a starry night be lost for all to see.  A lofty goal to be a shining light, but none the less, this is my goal for this blog.  To inspire and be inspired.

A toast to starting something new today, for me, and I hope, for you.

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
Ernest Hemingway