This, my friends, is my very high tech Blog Book. I got this idea from the Organizing Junkie when I was a newbie blogger. Well, technically I think I'm still a newbie blogger since I haven't been plugged in for a year yet.
Anyway, the book itself is pretty simple, but very helpful to me. I just bought a little notebook at Wal Mart that looked fun to write in, and my book was born.
The first section of my book is where I keep track of the posts that I've done. That's all this part does.
A little farther into my book is the part that is really helpful to me. It's where I write down all those fleeting ideas of possible posts. I'm always coming up with ideas, and if I don't write them down, they're gone forever. That's why I'm a list person.
Some of my ideas never actually make it into a post, and usually it's because I've run out of time. For example, you can see that I've written Santa Cans on my list of ideas, and Christmas has come and gone and I never did that post. That's because I never got around to making the actual Santa Cans that I was planning to make.
I spent all of 2008 hoarding five pound coffee cans to turn into Santa Heads, kind of like a gift bag, but a can instead. They're taking up valuable real estate in my guest room and it looks like they're going to be there for another year. Dang it.
Sometimes I sit down with my blog book and brainstorm more ideas. I haven't yet had a shortage of ideas for posts. What I have had is a shortage of time for getting the pictures taken and getting my thoughts organized enough to sit down and write the posts. I'm sure I'm not alone.
How do you come up with ideas for your blog posts?