After reading up about it on wordpress’ blog I have got myself a Plinky account. This will be the place I go to when I want to write a blog, but am a bit stuck as to what to write about. And for just writers’ block in general. I will be sharing a lot of my Plinky entries on this blog as well – so keep looking on here if you want something to read. Or not.
But hang on, what exactly is Plinky, I hear you ask? Well clicking here will tell you all you need to know. And if you do sign up, let me know and I’ll add you. Because I’m nice like that.
So a few days ago, I decided to sign up to a site called Wikinut. Wikinut is a website that you can submit articles on any subject to and get paid for it. It had got a four star review in Web User magazine and as someone who loves writing and has long wanted to make a career out of it, I joined it. I even had an idea of what I would write about for my first couple of articles.
A few days later, I still haven’t submitted those articles.
After an initial good start planning out my articles and what I was going to mention in them, I found the actual writing of the articles themselves a bit of a problem. I could blame the fact that I kept getting distracted by numerous things (youtube, twitter, people around me, etc), but really I know I should blame myself for being so easily distracted. Not since the days I was at university have I really thrown myself into writing stuff (I know my blogs look like I’ve taken my time with them but believe me, they don’t take a great deal of effort). I have tried a few times to get back into it since then, but lack of time due to one thing or another has prevented me for carrying on with the stuff I started. There’s quite a few notebooks in my bedroom filled with story ideas that have never fully materialised.
I’m hoping that it’s just a little bit of writers’ block that is hampering my latest efforts, but after getting half a paragraph down I fear I will end up ripping it up and starting again with another subject. I probably won’t make a lot of money from it, but it’ll be good experience for me, I suppose.