Monday, 5 October 2009

Top ten cures for the blog squirms.

A fellow blogger emailed me asking what I do when I have the ‘blog squirms.’ In other words, what to do on a slow news week -- or when you’ve really nothing to say for the day, but you feel like you really should? So to help him out, here’s my own Top Ten Cures for the Blog Squirms:

10. Listen to Moaning Report, until I feel like throwing something.
9. Listen to Leighton Smith until I feel like writing something.
8. Read the Herald in hard copy until I feel like kicking something.
7. Read other bloggers’ posts until I feel like linking to something worth linking to.
6. Post the conversation I had last night in the pub.
5. Write about a piece of music or a favourite piece of architecture . . . or about global warming. (Now there’s three subjects on which there’s always something more to say.)
4. Pull out and polish off posts that I'd started but never finished.
3. Expand on comments that I've made elsewhere but were worth saying again, and saying longer.
2. Start a blog war.

And finally, the number one thing to do when you’ve got the blog squirms:

1. Post replies you’ve made to emailed enquiries.  Like this one.  ;^)

3 comments:

  1. You could write a post on how we taxpayers through the Maori TV channel are being asked to pay for TV rights to the 16 rugby world cup games that they've decided we have to see, whether we're interested in them or not?

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  2. The "blog squirms"?

    Well, I guess it beats the bum squirts, which is what I get if I listen to Leighton Smith.

    And twr, I agree with you completely. There is absolutely no reason taxpayers should be paying for the rugby world cup to be on free to air.

    See, we Greens aren't all nanny statists, after all.

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  3. "Well, I guess it beats the bum squirts, which is what I get if I listen to Leighton Smith."

    I'd say Leighton would be very happy to hear that. . .

    "See, we Greens aren't all nanny statists, after all.

    . . . just as I am to hear that. :-)

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