My First Date...with My Blog

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Blog Date Essentials: my laptop, my blogging journal, and my favorite Church Street Coffee & Books drink, the Tea-Rex

Sunday afternoon I took my blog out for a date. If you recall, last week my blog and I got hitched and I know from experience that one of the best ways to keep the fire burning in a marriage is with a date night.

So on Sunday afternoon my laptop and I went to Church Street Coffee and Books and I had a date with my blog.

What exactly is a blog date? A blog date is a time you set aside to go to your favorite coffee shop and work on several blog posts in one sitting. My goal for this blog date was to write posts for this entire week. I will continue to try to do this every weekend that I can so my weekday evenings will be free for exercise, working on freelance assignments or guest blog posts, or hanging out with my gal pals or my hubster.

It's good to go on these dates with a plan: have an idea of what you want to write about for each post. Otherwise, you'll waste a lot of time staring at a blank screen and eating coffee shop pastries. (Don't you love the cookies at Church Street?!)

Even if you don't get each and every post for the week completed (I only wrote three), a blog date is still a worthy venture. Getting out of the house will help you be more productive as you won't be distracted by the TV, the laundry, etc. And these dates can help keep you excited about blogging and prevent it from becoming a chore.

Spending quality time with your blog is the best way to keep the love alive.

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