I've been thinking for some time now that I need to get one of those little Digital Voice Recorders to carry around with me so I can record blog ideas as I have them. Sometimes I'm able to get a piece of paper and a pen to scribble the topic down, but it would be so much easier if I could just record it on a little dictation thing like the doctors use! Then I could use it even when I'm exercising or doing something where I can't write it down. Plus with a voice recorder I could just say everything I'm thinking instead of just jotting down a couple words. Usually when I'm thinking of something and thinking about blogging about it, my thoughts start stringing together as if I were already writing the blog in my mind. And sometimes it's really good stuff - I can be witty and charming and funny. (No, really!) But when I actually get on my laptop to try to write it, there's just nothing there. It's like the sight of the blank screen gives me instant writer's block. The plan is that by having the DVR I can just think out loud and then when I get time to write the blog I've got it all right there! I figure at least having some of it in the original spontaneous format might jog my creativity once I'm actually writing the blog post. Could be wishful thinking though. I'm good at that.
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3 days ago