This book was in my Christmas stocking this year and it is really, really good. No One Cares What You Had for Lunch: 100 Ideas for Your Blog by Margaret Mason has over 100 ideas to get your brain jumpstarted for a new year! I don’t know what the negative reviewers on Amazon were expecting, Mason offers up a lot of prompts and ideas to get your mind started down the right path for an interesting blog post. Some of her blog prompts include making a timeline of your past in (I think this would be fascinating with photos), opening up your medicine cabinet/purse and revealing the contents, and posting about items and ideas you need to let go of…think about that old ugly sweater from the 80’s that has sentimental value or that dream of becoming a rock star.
The chapters are broken up into blogs you can write in 15 min., 30, minutes, 1 hour, and beyond. While they are just prompts, some of the 15 minute prompts would take me much more than 15 minutes! Maybe if I didn’t include photos that would take less time, but I must include photos. It seems like the days of a straight blog post without a photo are practically gone.
The one big thing I wonder is about the cover of the book. There’s a mini spoon in with the french fries on the platter. I don’t know who would ever use the spoon when you could just dip your fries into the ketchup. Haha. Just sayin’.
Until next time Swellions!
Aaaahh but in Europe (Germany) eating french fries with your fingers is so ….well….American. LOL! They eat them with a fork. Ofcourse its been a long time since i’ve been there, things change.
Got the book in the mail today – bought it on half.com for $4.50. LOVE IT so far! Thanks for the recommendation.