07 December 2011
DO try to get out of it if you are stumped.
DON'T rely on getting out of it if you are stumped.
DO think of a few subjects and strategies for helping you to compose a post.
DON'T think that leaving it to the last minute will help in any way.
DO remember that this is supposed to be a helpful blog to aspiring writers.
DON'T forget that you are an aspiring writer too.
DO try to think of something that is both useful and hasn't been covered before.
DON'T resort to tried and tested means (or fall back on Taffing, even if youknowzitmakezsense like, innit?).
DO try to write something in advance so that you have time to tweak and perfect at your leisure.
DON'T look at the time and think Crap! I have to get a post up in the next hour or I am doomed!
DO try to relax and take a few calming breaths.
DON'T freak out and start typing the first thing that comes to mind.
DO remember that the post doesn't have to be earth-shattering, and your readers are generally nice people.
DON'T get paranoid and start thinking that your readers are rolling their eyes at your stupidity.
DO remember that as long as you get something - anything! - posted, you have done your job.
DON'T think that the 'anything!' part of the above sentence means you can resort to a silly Do's and Don't's list.
Image borrowed from here.