Writing A Blog – A Picture Essay

Someone asked me the other day how I come up with topics to blog about. I am new to blogging, but having written ten published articles (and quite a few that are not completed yet) I feel like I have created a process for writing an article that works for me. Caution, this article will be a little sillier than previous posts. Read at your own risk.

Sometimes an article just comes to me while I am reading or studying, and sometimes I have to put a lot of thought behind what I am going to write about. I have decided that I would like to publish at least one article a week. I do not always write the article when I first think of it. I like to think the topic over for a while.


What can I write about today?

When writing a captivating blog, it is important to think through your topic and plan the direction you want the article to go. I always begin in my iPhone’s notepad or my computer’s word processor. I never submit my article before I have proofread and scrutinized what I have written. (except this blog…. Can’t you tell?) This allows me to work through my thoughts and leads to a much better article.


I wonder if anyone would want to read about washing dishes…

Because I am a bit of a scatter-brain and jump thoughts often… there are times when I get a little lost in my thoughts and find myself “chasing rabbits” that make the entire blog so confusing and random that I just throw it away and begin again. (Kind of like the use of “chasing rabbits” in this paragraph). I find it difficult to stay on topic and sometimes one article becomes two or even three!


Maybe I can write about rotating my truck’s tires…

However, there are times this brainstorming actually leads to a single good idea. Something that I can become excited about sharing, and enthusiastic about creating. I am often surprised that the article actually makes sense, and even more surprised that you take the time to read it.


That is so crazy, it just.. might.. work.

And in that good idea something profound and maybe life changing may take place. A topic so encouraging, so motivating that I can not wait to get it published.


Or I could write about how cheese puffs are the greatest invention of mankind!

Once the blog has been written, proofread, and submitted I usually take a moment to reflect on what has been written, and bask in the satisfaction of a job well done.


Now THAT would be a good article…

If you are still reading this article, thanks for checking out my blog. Studying The Way has been created to be an encouraging and uplifting blog, and I thought I would have a little fun with my iPhone’s camera. Hope I was able to provide a little laughter to your day.


About Mitchell Norton
My life was changed when God saw fit to forgive me of my rebellion against him. I am not worthy of a righteous God, and I am thankful that he reached out to me. My walk with the Lord has lead me to understand that loving others is just as important as loving God. I am a husband to a beautiful wife, father to an adorable daughter (and one on the way!), and servent of the Gospel. I am not perfect, but one day I will be. "Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord and has made the Lord his hope and confidence." - Jeremiah 17:7

2 Responses to Writing A Blog – A Picture Essay

  1. L. Palmer says:

    That is a very nice use of your iPhone’s camera, and a very accurate explanation of how the mind works while writing. I have a hard time sometimes because my mind goes, “Ooh! That’d be cool to add too!” My current project is to keep things short and to the point.

    • L. Palmer, I know! Right? I always write way more info than I need. I try to keep in mind that if it is too long someone might choose not to start reading.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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