Blogging By Outline

All,

I thought you might be interested in this. Earlier, I posted a query on how to blog quickly and efficiently in one sitting. I’ve got a little bit of an answer (word limit), which I have modified a little to be a strict outline form. Here’s the basic idea:


Catchy Title
Main Point
Allegory or Anecdote to include
Relevant verse(s) (fewer is better)

Point 1

Point 2

Point 3

Summary/Closing

Song to link to
Pix to use

I’m finding that this is forcing me to be concise and take less time composing. I research/journal to the outline point, and then switch to WordPress to expand on the outline. (Actually, I start with my journal and iPad, and then add links and pictures from the laptop – later in the day even is do-able.)

WordPress on the iPad can be a little flaky (doesn’t autosave, for example), so I’m careful.

 

Hope you find this of interest!

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Hope For Life

A new post on Sharing God’s Story, Hope For Life
https://sharinggodsstory.net/2017/06/28/hope-for-life/

Thanks for reading and your comments!

Marshall

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***New Post***

So just doing some random babbling…anyone want to talk? Maybe a new Wednesday post. I’m redoing my blog content. Not really sure what I’m doing honestly. Hahahaha!

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Depression; A No Respecter of Persons.

Hi lovely people. Hope you’re all doing great and having a good weekend. Last week, an 18year old University student committed suicide in Ghana. She is alleged to have taken her life because, she failed a course and couldn’t cope with it. It has since become a topical issue and i decided to write my take  on it. Happy reading and as usual, feel free to express your views.

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Embracing One’s Self.

Hi fellow bloggers, hope you’re all doing great. Its been a while i posted here. It’s because i’ve been occupied with a lot of school assignments but i’m now learing to balance blogging with academice work. Here is an article i recently wrote about appreciating one’s self. It was born out of a true life story someone shared at a program i attended in January. Happy reading and don’t hesitate to share your thoughts

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If You “Build” It…

Originally posted on Sharing God’s Story.

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circa 2013

I had a blogging idea as I was waking this morning. It started with the old saying, “If you build it, they will come.” (I don’t really know how old this is – I remember it from Field of Dreams, which IMDB tells me is 1989. 28 years is a while ago – for me. Someone happened to remind me of it a few days ago.)

Anyway, I was thinking that each piece I write is like a brick, crafted from the mud and straw of my memories and experiences, carefully placed to form a house for me and mine to live in. Of course, I want it to be a beautiful structure to look at as you pass by, with serene landscaping and clever lighting, a fresh coat of paint – even on the window trim, and a late-model car in the wind-swept driveway. I want it to show how witty I am; how goodly and righteously and prosperously I deal with grammar and living.

But that’s not my real estate, is it? (I suspect it might not be for most of us.) My life has a very much lived-in look and feel. It’s that slightly dilapidated three-bedroom ranch with too many trees dropping their leaves and broke-off branches all over the lot, with the porch light that never goes off – even on the bright, sunny days, and some kids’ rain-stained toys, long-neglected, laying about in the side yard.

Because the bricks I build with are quite transparent, aren’t they? The materials I use in my construction are solid and real enough to me, but they are actually made only from my aged thoughts and worn-out dreams. There’s ‘nothing’ to see, yet everything to view; a house of glass. There’s no fiction here, except for the denial with which I outsmart myself.

I suppose the beneficial part of being clear is that I’m constantly reminded of my Dale Carnegie: to never criticize, complain, or condemn; to try and say your name enough to remember it, and to always smile – at you and, I hope, with you.

If you know that “How-To” book, I want to tell you about this other, much older one, and it’s my mission to urge you to simply read it for yourself. Now, if you have visited me before here at my see-through dwelling, you do know which book I mean, don’t you?

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New Posts at Sharing God’s Story

Hello fellow bloggers,

I’m finally gathering speed in the new year and have several new posts at Sharing God’s Story.

The newest is

Please have a look – I would love your feedback!

Blessings

Marshall

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