Sometimes inspiration comes from the strangest of places. As a mom, you know that you end up learning as much from your children as you teach them. From manners to morals, from games to quiet time, kids teach you what it really means to live. Now, one thing most kids have in common is a love for the rhyming, colorful world of Dr. Seuss books. From The Cat in the Hat and Oh the Places You Will Go to Green Eggs and Ham and beyond, Dr. Seuss has some surprisingly inspirational topics in his books. Here are some of his quotes that can inspire you to write your next blog post:
We are always trying to encourage our kids to be themselves in the world. They are unique and special in their own way. Well, one of the best ways to teach them that is to live like that ourselves. Write from the heart and share who you really are, not who you think people want you to be. Writing honestly is not only a good example for your children, but it is what readers are looking for. You can get so much more out of an honest blog post than you can out of a carefully crafted and censored one.
We all feel a little down when great things come to an end. From birthday parties to relationships, learning to deal with the end of a good thing is often a more difficult lesson than learning to deal with failure. No matter what is going on in your life you can write about something positive. Remember the good times, even when they come to an end. No one wants to read a blog full of sorrow and regret. Bring back the joy.
There are so many wonders in the world, but we get so busy in our day to day lives that we forget to look for them. Even something as simple as a child’s laugh or a rainy day can make for a good blog post if you are in the right frame of mind. Keep your eyes and your heart open to the little things in life.
The great thing about learning is that it never really ends. There is always something new to learn. Share the new things you learn in your blog posts. Even if it is just a tip on how to get grass out of jeans or that a beaver cuts down 200 trees a year, share your knowledge. Not only are you helping others to keep learning, but you may have found something that will really help them.
We all have obstacles to overcome. Some of us have health problems, or our children do, some of us need financial help or have relationship struggles. Share not only your problems but your methods to overcome them. Even if you just make it one step, one day, at a time you are still moving forward. By sharing your issues you may be able to help others to overcome theirs.
Having fun is usually low on the list of our priorities. However, this should not be the case. Every day should be an opportunity to have fun and enjoy life. Share ways that you have fun and ways that you plan on having more fun. If you are unfamiliar with the concept than, as Dr. Seuss says, you should!
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We are all concerned with being successful. The way we define success might be different, but one thing that is absolutely required is to have goals. In your writing you should have goals and in your life. If you share not only what your goals are by how you go about achieving them that can be a powerful post indeed. Remember you need not only brains to plan, but feet to act it out, so give people not only your goal but how you will physically achieve it.
We all have a way of overcomplicating our lives. Even the most mundane task can turn into a mountain if we look at it for too long. Remember that every post does not have to be a masterpiece. Sometimes simple is best.
If you have ever thought about giving up on your blog then you know what that quote means. You may not feel that your blog is at its best, you may feel like you are writing nonsense, but do not give up. We all have periods where nothing we do seems good enough. Plow through it and keep writing.
We all make mistakes. When you write something and someone points out a mistake it is not the end of the world. Do not take it to heart. Respond calmly and professionally. After all, no one is perfect. If you admit to your lack of knowledge but are open to be taught, people will respect you for it.
No man is an island and no blog is one either. If you do not take the time to read other people’s blogs and become part of the blogging community than your blog will suffer. I know it takes time away from your writing, but it is an important step.
There will always be people that put you down. They may not agree with what you said or how you did something. They can be mean and vicious or look nice but bring you down. The point is not to let them. If you are being honest in your writing than there is nothing they can say against you that will matter.
It is tempting to throw yourself into your writing sometimes and other days go whole hog into your family life, but the key is to stay balanced. Do not abandon either one for the other. Keeping up a blog takes consistent updates and posts to be successful. If you do not stay balanced, everyone will suffer. Make a plan and stick to it and you will be better off.
For a children’ book author with a love for rhyming, Dr. Seuss sure had a lot of insight into life. Remember that you are only human. You will make mistakes and you are flawed, but how you handle your mistakes determines if you will be successful. Do not let the hardships and struggles of everyday life get you down. Like the characters in Dr. Seuss’ books, if you persevere you will succeed, “Ninety-eight and three-quarters percent guaranteed.”
Jack Meyer is a freelance writer and regular contributor at Nanny Background Check. He has a passion for various subjects like education, career and technology, Parenting etc. If you have any questions email Jack at jackmeyers08 @ gmail.com.