Blog Ideas I’ve Had That Didn’t Work Out
Well, technically, they're articles, not blogs. Whatever you want to call them is fine by me. But you know, we write these things every day, and sometimes an idea that you think is going to work just.... doesn't. Sometimes stuff you write that you think people are going to love, they just don't. Or stuff you thought was something silly is popular with people. You can never tell, ya just gotta swing for the fences and try.
I've written over two thousand of these things, so I think you know where I'm going with this. I'm gonna share some ideas with you, and see what you think about whether or not these would have worked.
The 7 Wonders of Sedalia.
Basically this one was going to be me pointing out seven cool, unusual, or crazy sights in Sedalia. But then I got to thinking about it, and I couldn't think of seven. I thought of the Bryant Motors Jeep. That's something cool. But the rest were like, just normal statues or murals, and I thought.... is that really a wonder? I don't know, this one might work someday. Maybe you guys can point out something to me that I didn't think about.
Totally Not Creepy Abandoned Houses in Sedalia.
This one would involve me going to Google maps and finding abandoned houses or buildings in our area. But then I thought, wait, when was the last time Google maps was through here? I might be showing old stuff, it might not be there anymore. And then I thought, well, you could always go around town and just take pictures yourself. But I think we both know I'm a little too lazy for that. Maybe someday. But there's also a hesitancy there, like, what if the property owner gets mad for me calling their building creepy? I don't know if I want more people mad at me then they already are.
Ten Things I Need Repaired At My House.
This one got depressing quick. I thought it wouldn't be that bad, because my house is over a hundred years old, but damn. The door needs new stripping at the bottom, there are cracks in the drywall, the bathroom floor is old, there's a bit of the linoleum in the kitchen that's cracked out, there's a hole in the side of the garage, the bathroom sink is detached from the wall.... I just had to stop. It got overwhelming quick. Being an adult is hard, guys.
Four Things That Are Almost Impossible To Keep Clean.
Very much like the last one, this one got depressing quick. Most of it was because of the dang cat, too. And I didn't want to write up something that might make Husbando feel bad about his housekeeping skills. I mean, he doesn't read these things, but what if he randomly did that one day and now I've made him feel terrible?
5 Things I'm Doing Differently Since the Pandemic.
I decided this one was just.... I don't know. Controversial? People get so heated about whether or not masks are important, or whether or not they should stay home, or even if the whole thing is REAL. I know it's part of the gig to get people talking and commenting and stuff like that, but... it just seems like controversy, when it finds me, isn't always positive. Somebody gets mad and I get all nervous that I'm going to get the sack for it - you see the comments or hear the calls and you think, was it worth it?
So yeah, not every idea is going to pan out. Sometimes it's just me, sometimes it's just that the idea just wasn't up to snuff. And it can be a little hard to come up with a really good idea every day, you know?
What do you think of my rejected ideas? Should I try to use one of them, or maybe tweak them a bit? Or should I just write about something completely different?
Article-ingly yours (because they're not blogs, they're articles),