A new blogger friend, Andre Yee, was graciously asking me on comments recently from a helpful posting on his blog, if I might offer some advice on how I do nearly daily postings (or something like that). I gave the best, honest answer I could think of at the time. One key element, I picked up from someone else, came back to me on further reflection (and after returning to his blog and that same post). Just do it. Be doing it.
I am kind of an extemporaneous person. I like to have a bare minimum of notes in front of me, or no notes at all. I used to prepare notes when going to the nursing home to sing with them, give a message, pray with them and then visit afterwards. Now I take no notes at all. And am in prayer, not knowing sometimes what we're going to look at, until it's time for me to speak, of not long before that.
Now that has its drawbacks. And if I would have ever been ordained (a sore spot in my life, mostly healed now, though) I would have learned to prepare better, get it "down" and have notes as needed. This kind of style that seems to suit me, does require study and reading and prayer. And thinking on what God has been teaching me, or what impressions I've received.
The point though, which I need to get back to, is this: No matter how you do it, just do it. It will come. Do it the best you can. But let it be you. And don't try to impress anyone. Don't write or speak beyond what you know, or are coming to know.
More than half the battle for me is simply to sit down and do it. Probably a majority of the time I don't know what I'm going to post until I'm getting around or have sat down to do it. For us who are persons of words, and who can talk our share, this shouldn't come all that hard. If anything, we'll have to hold back (something I don't always do).
Blogging is fun. I want it to be more than fun. But I want it to be fun, as well. And in the process I find that by thinking through something in the writing of a post, reading others' comments, and reading others' blogs and posts (along with comments there, when I have time, or am so inclined), I can learn alot. And be impacted for much good in my life. And above all, meet new people, and make new friends (hopefully).
What are your "secrets", or thoughts on your own way of "doing it", in blogging, and in what you like or believe you're called to do?