I enjoy blogging every day.  No, I honestly do.  I get a kick out of putting random stuff on the blogosphere and seeing who's entertained, mildly amused or just plain insulted.  I like reading the comments that y'all post and getting to know a lot of you better.  That being said and as many of you know all too well, coming up with fresh content on a daily basis is not an easy process.  But lucky for me (and you) I've discovered a foolproof creative brainstorming process that helps me come up with delightful topics to pontificate / wax poetic on every single day.  The following nine step process really helps get those creative juices flowing and turns them into a viscous creative juice smoothie that'll beat the crap out of that spinach, kale and mint concoction you've been sucking down any day of the week.  Here goes.

Step 1: Stare blankly at computer screen

Step 2: Stare blankly at wall / into mirror at the gym while "working out" (translation - listening to Spotify with headphones and wearing gym clothes instead of on computer speakers wearing pajamas)

Step 3: Go to coffee shop and stare blankly at other paying patrons until they / their children get freaked and creeped out and leave

Step 4: Look up funny memes and laugh uncontrollably.  Preferably in a public place (above mentioned coffee shop) where there are lots of people and it's completely silent

McKayla is not impressed
Step 5: Stare blankly at computer screen but this time, wonder why it is that gymnasts still wear scrunchies.  And wonder if gymnasts around the world get their scrunchies from the same scrunchie factory.  Wonder how much a scrunchie even costs these days

Step 6: Bake bread and eat it while standing over the kitchen sink.  Then stare blankly at bread while thinking of things that you can blog about other than eating and food

Step 7: Watch a few episodes of Doctor Who, some other episodes of Downton Abbey on Amazon Prime. Then realize that it's close to the end of the day and inspiration has not struck.  Scramble and look around wildly.  Pick topic and blog post title based on first five things that you see or pop into your head right then and there, such as:
  • Alert the Press: I flossed today (I didn't really)
  • Dead bird on my balcony, why won't you just fly away? (This will most likely be a real blog post that I do next week)
  • My dish towels don't match and only I care - A Sob Story
Step 8: Pound out a few sentences.  Rely on your stream of consciousness to sound "modern" and "contemporary."  Cross your fingers that your readers will be feeling particularly merciful and hit publish

Step 9: Rinse and repeat tomorrow