I have a file on my computer, entitled “Blog.” This is where I keep all my fodder – which is anything and everything that I think will make a decent blog post.
I get ideas from anywhere and everywhere – books, magazines, TV, friends, family, experiences, and of course Facebook.
Here are some examples from that file on my computer (and a brief description on the possible focus/point of each post):
NOTE: Whether I ever get around to actually writing these is HUGE question mark.
• “Prayer for the families”
Personally, I don’t handle death very well (another possible blog post) – and I’m sure I’m not alone. I just hope my prayer helps those families lean on God a little to get through the grieving process.
• “Am I REALLY ready to be a dad?”
This summer I went to Florida on a family vacation, which included my sister and her two children (a 4-year-old princess and a 16-month-old mama’s boy). I thought this would be a tremendous test for me and my expecting wife.
ME: “Bring it on!”
Needless to say, my life flashed before my eyes a more than several times on the trip and the anxiety level of being a daddy-to-be was ratcheted up a couple notches.
• “News story: Investor response”
Way back in March, e-Partners in Giving received some exposure in a local TV news feature. (see video here)
After watching the feature, he said, “I’m proud to have my money invested in this company.”
When things get rough – and I don’t know which way is up – I think back to that statement. It reminds me that even though our revenue stream is not where we want it OR need it to be – our brand and mission of giving back is strong.
fuel for my blog fire.
Example 1: Right now, I’m in the middle of no-shave month. (No. 101) What is that, you ask? Ummm…for one month, I don’t shave. Duh! I’m doing it in conjunction with the Rangers’ playoff push – in honor of the Wolfpack bullpen. (see my “Mugshow” to date)
• “Online fodder”
Again, when I actually expand on these subjects and dedicate a entire blog post to each one is up in the air. Every day I tell myself, “I need to be blogging. I need to be blogging.”
Hey…wait a second…