I have been reading my older posts on my other Blogger site in an attempt to work out what works and what doesn’t in terms of producing a humorous article. I have, up until now, made it a no holds barred bullshit fest. Whilst I think there are some funny ideas and observations in there, I feel that many of these are lost in my attempt to produce a more substantial article over and beyond just a single sentence headline style of post. Unfortunately for many of my posts, by the time you arrive at the end of the article, it is obvious that the idea has been milked dry and it stops being funny.
I am trying to improve my process of writing and refine what I finally present to readers.
Another thing I have noticed is my use, or abuse, of random images throughout my articles. What usually happens when I am writing a post is that I will go hunting through Google images to find a related image to help break up the text, but I will stumble upon an unrelated image and think of a funny, at least I think it is funny at the time, caption to put under the image. Unfortunately it is often unrelated to the main story so not only does it detract from the main post, but the image and caption lose their impact as they feel obviously out of place.
I fear that my choice of random pictures in my posts may distract readers from the real message.
I am struggling to find time to create posts but I believe it is due to the fact that I am trying to produce significant articles which, given my inexperience at writing, is not something I am ready to do just yet. What I am going to try is instead of stuffing a large random collection of thoughts and images into a single post, I will break up my posts into smaller articles. I may even just create tiny posts that consist of a single image with a caption. I can’t imagine that my posts on Blogger could be any stranger so what do I have to lose.
I swear I will avoid using random images in my posts from now on. If not, I will give the command for glasses guy to rip out this canines heart. He’ll do it I swear. Wait a minute. Is this a random image? NOOOO!!!