I went back to my book, On Writing Well by William K. Zinsser, and it emphasizes what I’ve already know but have been afraid to do: to put myself in it. That is the essence of everything I need to do.
I am being over-dramatic about finding topics for The Write Design blog. How about I just write about simple every day things, and make them pertain to writing and communications? Yeah, I’ll do that. Even though this is a business blog, everybody can relate to simple every day things.
Let me brainstorm here. How about a post on writing notes and sticking them on the refrigerator? Or, count the times someone says “like” or “ya know” in a 2 minute period. A great post would remind people to actually use the phone instead of e-mail or Facebook.
I have gained a great level of annoyance with people’s overuse of technology to communicate instead of calling over the past seek. One person wanted rates for editing. I called so we could discuss the rates because “they” said “they” needed info that day. I e-mailed “them” my rates, “they” liked them, and responded, “Let’s meet.” Yes, all over email. This could have been a lost opportunity had I not checked my messages this weekend, which is not something I normally do. Especially since I left my telephone number to call.
The second person communicates through Facebook. “They” wanted to schedule a meeting to discuss a writing project. Since it seems like our schedules keep conflicting, I asked “them” if “they” wanted to Skype. “They” are not familiar with it. Cool. “They” sent another message asking for my e-mail address to send me something. I gave my e-mail address along with my cell phone number. I’ll see how this will work.
Ok, I digressed. However, I have at least five story topics for my blog. So, I guess I can get to writing now.