One of the best tips you can learn writing is to feel the rhythm of your blog… Are you like me? Loving to change your site around all the time? Try new ideas? Go off into new directions? That’s great! But what if those new directions are just a distraction to what makes your blog great?
This is where you have to feel the rhythm. Once you’ve been blogging for a while, you’ll begin to know which posts are garnishing a lot of interaction, and which ones are just getting the vague, usual “likes” (where you wonder if the person even read it before “liking”it). This is where you get to know your core audience.
WordPress is a great place for this because you get your own little world of interaction for your website among the big-big world of Google. So take your time to learn what people love about your posts. . .and which posts are just a distraction. After all, time, space and energy are all limited. So make sure it’s all useful.
At the same time… don’t be afraid to try new things! But when you do… leave it out there for a week and see how your base responds. If it’s just crickets chirping… it might be time to move on.
Today I am going to give you some of my best writers block ideas. But, there’s just two things I want to say before I start. (1) Sometimes it’s easy to have our own “formula” to write; a certain method or approach that we take. But if your creative fluids are running dry, don’t be afraid to try a new method. That is what this post is all about. (2) And, secondly, poetry is not meant to be cerebral – it’s emotional. So when I write a first draft of a poem, I don’t worry about logic, grammer, rhyming or syllables. My primary concern is to only write out of my heart. Then, I go back later and redraft it for grammer, rhyming and counting syllables if I want. But, really, all those cerebral aspects are just optional when it comes to poetry.
So, without further delay, my first and best advice is very simple:
Let the music take you there.
That’s my tip (very simple). Do you have a song that really moves your heart? That touches your soul? Then I challenge you to do this. Turn that music on in your headphones, close your eyes, and let the words start flowing from your soul. Let the pen translate the feelings that are rising in you. And let the music take you there.
But, if music is not really your thing, don’t worry. I have a second tip that works just as well.
Let a picture inspire.
My second tip is also great. If you need writers block ideas, then try finding a picture that really grabs your attention or really pulls on your emotions. Then, just focus on that picture, and write what comes from your heart. For example, what does the picture below bring to your mind?
Listen to the silence.
The third tip I have for you is this: Just sit in silence and see what words come to you. If music isn’t inspiring you, if pictures aren’t bringing any words to you, then maybe you just need to sit and listen. You may be surprised what words start coming to you.
*Side Note: Nature is a great place to stop and listen.
This is a challenge I give to you for writers block ideas.
Next time you need writers block ideas, I challenge you to let the music take you there. Or find a picture and let it inspire. You may be surprised where you end up.
Today we are looking at a special Jeremy Fragrance interview, the number one fragrance Youtuber and video blogger. What do fragrances and poetry have in common? And what advice does Jeremy Fragrance have for fellow bloggers?
Jeremy Fragrance Interview & Blogging Tips | September 5, 2018.
What to Choose?
Joey: Let’s start off with the obvious question: What are the best fragrances for poets, men and women, and why?
Jeremy: I say some nice Whiskey and Smokey Tobacco Fragrances. Creates an atmosphere of an Oldschool Gentleman that thinks about life and what he has seen in life. Good example: Lord George by Penhaligons.
Joey: So you’ll coming out with your own specially designed fragrance that will be for sale in the near future. Do you have any specific, “poetic” tag lines in mind for the promotion of your new fragrance?
Jeremy: No we keep it very strict simply efficient, we don’t do much on logos or fancy poetry lines all we want to do is to help people smell absolutely modern, very sexy, long lasting and save them time with the trust in our brand.
Joey: Now, when you’re creating your videos, you’re doing something that is actually quite similar to what we do with poetry. You stand up in front of a mic and speak out words; words that are designed to create excitement and emotion in your viewers. So what tips would you have for us poets in creating that same sort of excitement and emotion inside the readers?
Jeremy: Speak with your heart, which is hard these days.
Joey: Nonetheless, you have such a successful video blog – the top of your genre. So what one tip would you give to fellow bloggers who want help growing their blogs?
Jeremy: I made it my way, I wasn’t happy with the current market situation and did it how I wanted to see it as an end consumer. you can take this every market and business idea, this mindset.
Final Question of the Jeremy Fragrance Interview.
Joey: So now, one final question. What song or poem, lyrically, has really touched you the most and why?
Jeremy: A song by the Western Star who sang I hurt myself today, you feel every sentence he sings from his heart. its johnny cash.
Poets, I want to give a special thanks to Jeremy for participating in the Jeremy Fragrance Interview & Blogging Tips, and to you all for reading it. Be sure to check out all of his links listed above. And also stay tuned for the release of his very own fragrance line. This post may be a little different from the ones we regularly read in the poetry community, but it was still enjoyable and there is a lot to learn in it!