No, I’m not saying to plagiarize another blogger’s writings.
What I am saying is sometimes we write what could be a post and don’t even realize it.
As I was reading the comments on The Battle Over Comments – Part 2, Davina’s reply reminded me of something I’ve done and wanted to share.
In part, Davina said,
…I once did a word count on my replies to a batch of comments and found I had written the equivalent of another post….
Cutting down on how much we write in a comment can save us time, but so can what we write.
And it’s not just on our own blog, but on the blogs we visit.
I don’t know about you, but there have been many times when a blogger has inspired me to the point I wrote a lengthy comment. It’s when I’m rereading my words I realize the material would be perfect for a topic on which I can expand.
So what I’ve done, is either copied or cut what I wrote, and pasted it into my “edit post” screen. From there, I continue to complete the thought.
As we all know, our muse can remain elusive at times, but if we take the time to reread what we’ve written in our comments, we often find our muse is alive and well.
Other than “have you ever done this?”, I couldn’t think of other questions to ask on today’s lesson.
Therefore, what I am asking is for those who are reading this to go to Patricia’s blog on which she is offering a beautiful free ecookbook, and download it.
As Patricia mentioned in the comments of the The Battle Over Comments – Part 2 post,
I was offered matching funds for my eBook recipe book today (11/30/09) – if I can get 1000 people to open the eBook this week the company will give $1000 to UNICEF….so far the book has only had 137 opens…I am hoping I make it
Let’s help Patricia make it and raise an additional $1000 for UNICEF.
Just scroll down to near the bottom of her Harvest Potluck UNICEF Fundraiser post and find this link,
To download your free copy of the ebook, click here.
P.S. The recipes in the ebook were contributed by bloggers from all over the world. My contribution is the last recipe in the book – Rich and Tasty Scones. YUM!!!
P.S.S. By Tweeting, Stumbling, and/or blogging about Patricia’s ecookbook, we can help spread the word.