- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: Peachpit Press; 1 edition (August 21, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 032144972X
- ISBN-13: 978-0321449726
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
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From the Back Cover
Tired of filling up your blog with boring posts? Take the next step and get inspired to create something unique. Author Margaret Mason shows you the way with this fun collection of inspirational ideas for your blog. Nobody Cares What You Had for Lunch: 100 Ideas for Your Blog is a unique idea-book for bloggers seeking fun, creative inspiration. Margaret gives writers the prompts they need to describe, imagine, investigate and generate clever posts. Sample ideas include: Writing a serial novelConducting unnecessary experimentsCreating your autobiographyPublic eavesdroppingAnd much, much more
About the Author
Margaret Mason has been a professional writer and editor for over a decade. Her shopping blog, Mighty Goods, was recently named number one shopping site by both Business Week and Forbes, and her personal website, Mighty Girl, draws thousands of readers each day. She is a contributing writer for The Morning News, a New York-based Web magazine, and The New York Times. Mason is also a sought-after expert on lifestyle issues. She has been interviewed by The New York Times, Crain's Business Daily, The San Francisco Chronicle and San Francisco's KFOG radio.
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Fifteen Minutes to Fame
Thirty Minutes Away from the TV
An Hour at the Screen
Take Your Time
Think Like a Writer
This is not one of those "how to create a blog" books. "Nobody Cares What You Had for Lunch: 100 Ideas for Your Blog," by Margaret Mason, is a book that will provide you with some excellent ideas for content. Each chapter consists of about 20 ideas for a blog entry. If you suffer from writers block or have no idea what to write, this book will provide you with some ideas. As you may gather from the contents list, each chapter will require a little more time than the preceding one. "Fifteen Minutes to Fame" includes a topic that will get you away from the computer - your family. Spend some time with them and you will come away with a blog topic. Specifically, the author recommends that you spend time with your children, as they will provide you with some great material. I have already put this one to use, when I blogged about losing a tooth. The section, "Take Your Time," is at the other end of the spectrum. In this chapter, Mason recounts some blogs that require thought and time, such as one where you post a picture of everything you eat for a week/month/year. Even those midnight snacks. Somewhere between these two extremes, she asks you to provide some item that will date you - like posting your high school senior picture. Sure, we may all laugh at it, but the result is that you may get others to do the same and you will definitely get some comments. And we will be back to see what other embarrassing thing you may have for us.
The book is a quick read, at only 128 pages, but you walk away with some thoughts for blog posts. Some may not suit you or your blog, but they are entertaining reads, nonetheless. If you haven't posted something in quite a while, want to jump start your blog, or are lacking for ideas, this book will get those creative juices flowing.
Case in point: She recommends taking pictures of items in your closet. I took her advice and shot that picture of a Lotus Collection sweatshirt and wrote about the memories that it invoked in me. It was a fun post, as you don't know that trouble that I went to, to get a good picture (it could be better still). And then when it came to writing the post, that I was amazed at how much I was able to recall. I am now looking through some other closets for similar stories.
I will keep this book close by, for those times when I am hard pressed to write about something. Not everyone will be able to use every idea in this book, but they do help you to put more of a personal touch to your writing and to your blog. Hopefully, you will post more and not let your blog become stagnant or stale.
I've already taken some of her advice. :-)
So, if you think you might like to start a blog, and if you have no incentive or motivation to research blogs (uh...... as in type "blog" into google's search engine[...])..... then spend the money on this book.
However, I think if you are motivated enough to start a blog, you probably already know what you would like to write about and you probably have already seen blogs you like.
So to me, this book was really a waste of money. To be honest, it's hard to believe someone actually published it! I guess there must be a need. But to me, it just doesn't make sense.
BTW, I have mine for sale. Let me know if you want it.