Friday, July 27, 2012

Keep it Simple with Blogging

The busy, busy world crowds into our lives each day and pushes itself (often rudely) into our minds. Some of us have a difficult time shutting our thoughts off as we pull the comforter over us at night. We have goals and objectives and deadlines - all taking turns showing up in our thoughts for the next day or week.

Sometimes life has to come in sound bites.

Writers have much to say. And we like to say it! We are thinkers. We can look at a person, an object, a situation, and create a story. But with blogging: keep it simple.

Sometimes one solitary flower speaks more than a whole bouquet.

With writing my own blog, which is partly to build my platform, but also to bring hope and encouragement to someone who may be hurting, I have come to realize that less is best - for me writing it and for the one reading it.

I have also come to understand that writers have a tendency to go on and on and on - like a good cook on Thanksgiving Day - good food but waaaaay to much!

So I will end. right. now! 

Kathleen Moulton is a freelance writer and nature lover. She is married, has 8 children, ages 10-28, and has been homeschooling for 25 years. You can find her passion to bring encouragement and hope to people of all ages at


  1. Good advice, Kathleen. Unfortunately, our minds these days have been trained for short "sound bites" and we are all a bit ADHD in that regard, I think.

  2. One of my favourite writerly sayings (that's taped to the wall in my workspace) is R.U.E Resist the Urge to Explain. It keeps me from going on, and on, and ...

  3. I agree that we are trained for short sound bites.. unfortunately. And what a great idea - R.U.E.!

    Thanks for your comments, ladies!

  4. LOL Well put! And, Widder, I love that saying. I think I should put that in my workspace also.

  5. Hi, Kathleen! Good advice.

  6. Great advice. It seems it applies to a lot more than just blogging.

  7. Good plan. R.U.E. But then if WE don't R.U.E., who will?
    Sigh . . .

  8. Sound advice Kathleen. I'm one that tends to do longer posts, but sometimes, as you rightly point out, a pictures is enough!

  9. Thank-you all for your comments!



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