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Today’s tips come from Tina of Faith, Fitness, Fun!
I’m a wordy gal. In high school, I got the stink eye from teachers talking or writing notes to friends. In college, I chose Spanish education as my major because then I could learn another language to rattle off my thoughts and have a career where I would stand up and talk all day. I now have a husband who I drive crazy with the whole talking in bed thing. I have a mini-me I chat with all day…even if it must come in a high-pitched squealy voice while pretending to be a pig. This girl can talk.
Despite knowing all these things, it still somewhat surprises me that I inevitably find myself with more I can say. When going through my pages and pages of old posts to come up with my 7 links choices, I realized exactly how much I can talk. Write? Talk? Whatever. There’s a lot there. While many posts run along similar veins – daily life, body image, workout ideas, oatmeal – I still haven’t run out of different posts to share. How?!
“Ideas For Posts” Draft
I have a running list in Windows Live Writer of blog topics that pop in my head. Should I admit that list has over 30 bullet points? The random ideas that cross my mind get stored away so I never run out of writing material. Although my fingers apparently can’t keep up.
I have a few different series of posts that I have picked up for the blog, which helps me always have a post ready for writing. I have done series such as 30 Days of Self-Love in the past and the Strenghts Out Loud more recently. I have also posted regularly my body part exercises (like the recent one on ab exercises) and participated in WIAW.
Don’t Say No
If I find myself thinking a lot about something, even slightly uncomfortable topics – like menstrual cycles, feeling fat, or binge eating – I write. I don’t say no because I’m unsure how others will respond or worry what others will think about my vulnerabilities. In fact, I thrive on such posts because I know those posts that dig a little at the things many of us think but have difficulty putting into words need to come out.