Sunday, April 27, 2008

And I'm Off!!!!!!!!!!

Tomorrow I am leaving for Hawaii! I am not talking Lou's laptop so there may be no blogging. But if I get an opportunity to I will.
The people that asked for post cards will get them!

I told you that today would be a good post. But I am at a lost on what to post about!
I start many posts but never publish them. One was about credit card usage. Another was about Feminine men and masculine women. There many more. I am not sure why I do not publish them. I think it has to do with the random way I write. The topics change quickly. I guess my mind rapid fires in many different directions. Some completely unrelated directions. My thought pattern is random. I think I random fire in conversation too. I try not to. Not everyone can read my mind! If you read something I write and can not make sense out of it please say so! Being properly understood is a huge part of being a good writer.

I need to plan my posts more. I usually sit down at the computer and open my create blog page and type. I do not collect my thoughts. I do not outline my point. I just jump in with both feet. That does not make a good writer. Writing takes planning and consideration. I have read back over some of my past posts and thought what was I trying to say?

I am also a terrible proof reader of my own work. Other peoples I can pick out the most minute mistakes. I overlook huge mistakes in my own writing. I skim my writing that is part of the problem.

I am striving to be a better writer. To have an extensive vocabulary. To use words correctly. ( to spell them correctly as well) To use proper grammar. To make the topic of my work evident. To be easily understood. Readers and not hunters. They want to be told what they are reading. about.

I will see all of you in two weeks. You may hear from me sooner!


Buck said...

Have fun and be safe, Ash!

Bag Blog said...

Are you saying that you write much like you paint? There is nothing wrong with jumping in with both feet. You can always edit later. At least that way you have something to work with besides a blank page. It is difficult to edit a blank page.

Have a great time!

Becky said...

Have fun on your trip.

About blogging, what helps me a lot is to write what comes to mind, whether it makes sense or not, then save the post as a draft. Then I will go back and re-write it until I get it right. Sometimes I need to save it again and come back to it a third or even a fourth time.

Plus, having drafts saved helps to fill in when the blogging mojo has abandoned me. I just pull up a draft, tweak it, and bingo a post!

Course of Perfection said...

Have a wonderful trip! Looking forward to your pics.

The Friendly Neighborhood Piper said...

Ash, just make sure you jump into Hawaii like you blog...there's nothing wrong with a little reckless abandon...notice i said "a little".

Inquiries said...

Buck: Thank you! I am!

Lou: Yes I write like I paint. It is really the way I live. That is not a great thing.

Becky: Blogging does help the writting!

Perfection: Thank you!

Jay: Yes in moderation!