Blogging/Writing Literacy: Why the Shortest Biro is Always Better than the Longest Memory
I’m sure you must have heard before that “the shortest biro is better than the longest word” but, do you truly understand the actual meaning of it and do you agree? For me, I’ve heard it more than a thousand times and I know it’s true. I decided to use the longest memory instead of the longest word here because of what I want to discuss about but, the both words are still same.
Have you ever been in a situation whereby you’re walking on the road or even driving and suddenly, some ideas started coming into your mind about what you can use to form a blog post? It could be because of what you saw on the road or even what you heard.
These always occur to me from time to time in fact, that was how the idea of this particular post you’re reading right now came about.
I was watching a movie where some men are in a meeting and at a point, one of them suggested that they get a writing material and start writing down what they are discussing so that they will not forget it later and, that was when another man among them mentioned that…….
“The Shortest Biro is Always better than the Longest word”
However, this is not the only time I’ve heard that word being mentioned but, it never sounded as if it could make a good blog post until last night. So, have you ever experienced such a thing before and, what exactly do that man meant by that word? I guess you understand the meaning but in case you don’t, let me explain a little as to why I’m writing this post on that title.
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You know, the moment you become acquainted with blogging and writing, you will never be experiencing that popular problem that every new blogger usually experience called…. “Writers Block” because, lots of ideas will be coming to your mind all the time and, if you’re not creative enough, you will never realize it.
I remembered when I read one of Robert Kiyosaki’s books “Rich Dad Poor Dad”, He mentioned that being a graduate is not enough for you to become wealthy but, you must become financial intelligent or financial literate for you to acquire wealth.
He also pointed out that, once you become financial intelligent, you will be spotting lots of money making opportunities from everywhere. When you come to where people have passed before, you will always see an opportunity through which you can make money even when the others didn’t see it.
How Does This Apply To Blogging?
Yes, I know you will be wondering on that but, I want to let you know that it’s also the same thing with blogging. If you want to become a great blogger or writer, you must learn to possess blogging intelligence or blogging literacy that way, you will become one.
You will always be seeing and hearing things that you can use to write an awesome blog posts. Are you surprised yet? You don’t need to be because; I still have more to tell you.
Ask most of the successful bloggers and writers out there today and, they will tell you that they don’t always carry out research before they can come up with a mind blowing blog post but, the ideas always come when and where they least expect it. That is the same thing with me. I no longer research before I can write my posts because, once I open my word document, the idea will start and continue pouring until I finish :), isn’t that what every blogger want?
But, the thing is that if you’ve not built up your blogging intelligence yet, those ideas will still be coming but, you will not be able to notice it whenever it arrives.
What Should You Do With These Ideas When They Come?
Some months ago, I was reading an article written by Ana Hoffman of trafficgenerationcafe.com and she mentioned something that I really like and, it’s related to what I’m writing about here. I would have given you a link to the post but, I couldn’t locate it because, it has been long I read it.
Talking of what to do with those ideas whenever they come, she said that she has a small basket in her office that she keeps them.
What she does it that, whenever an idea of what could make a good post comes to her mind, she will always write it in a small piece of paper, fold it and throw it inside the small basket then, whenever she want to write, she will just reach out to the basket and randomly select any of the folded papers and then, write a post on the topic written there. Isn’t that awesome?
Now, that is part of what to do. Another thing is to always ensure that you have a writing material with you whenever you’re going out In case an idea pops up in your mind. As for me, I have an app on my smart phone that I always use to write it down once it comes. Evernote can also do that for you.
The main thing is to make sure you have somewhere you write down the ideas whenever they comes. This is how the title of this post came about. If the idea comes in and you fail to jot it down thinking that you will remember it whenever you need it then, you will be making a huge mistake because, you will definitely forget it.
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But if you form the habit of writing down the ideas as they come then, it will always be there at your disposal when you want to make use of it. Can you now see why I said that “The shortest biro is better than the longest memory”? This is because, the memory can easily forget but once written down; it will always remain there unless you lost the note.
How To Build Up Your Blogging Literacy!
I just want to touch on this one a little but, I will still write a full comprehensive post on it.
It will only take lots of your time and effort to become blogging literate. There are many ways to go about this but, lets me tell you a little.
If you really want to develop your blogging and writing literacy then, you have to start reading and practicing. The more you read and write, the more you will become good at it and, that’s how it goes.
I hope you enjoyed this post so far. If you are not building up your blogging and writing skill yet, I advice you start doing so now before you lose your blog.
I’m sure you will have some question for me or, an opinion based on this post so; let’s further the conversation via the comment section. And remember, sharing is caring so please, tweet and share this post with your loved ones too. HAPPY NEW WEEK AND WELCOME TO DECEMBER:)