A recipe for a blog post

A little while ago, Easha of Glittering Girly Gwent Gaming proposed a writing prompt in the Blaugust Discord server that was something like “Describe how you write a blog post like it was a recipe.”

Roger of Contains Moderate Peril and SDWeasel of Unidentified Signal Source both wrote some very interesting and insightful posts with that prompt. You can find those here and here.

I decided to join in too but instead of doing a post like them I will just take the prompt literally and write like it was a food recipe! I am doing it like this because this prompt triggers my silly side. Sorry~

Ingredients

  • A game or games of your choice. Feel free to substitute this one for something relevant to your blog’s theme if you don’t write about games.
  • Screenshots, artwork or other relevant pictures for the topic at hand.
  • Madness

Instructions

  1. Play the game or games of your choice until you come up with an idea for a post
  2. Be sure to take plenty of screenshots for your posts.
  3. Alternatively, if you feel inspired by a fellow blogger’s post that is fine too. Just be nice and link to their post when writing your own.
  4. Write like you were drunk. 1
  5. Once you finished writing let it rest for at least a day
  6. Edit your post, correcting typos, clunky phrases or cutting anything that seems redundant
  7. While editing add the screenshots, pictures or other relevant pictures. Every two or three paragraphs is usually a good placement for them.
  8. Hit the publish button!
  9. Share the link across Social Media and/or Discord servers!
  10. Start pondering all your life choices up to this point.

Serves 1 to however many readers your host’s bandwidth allows.

And there you have it! A very quick and dirty recipe for a blog post. I wouldn’t even say it is a good recipe but it is definitely a recipe!

Credits: Image provided by the Wikimedia Commons and using the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license.

  1. If you don’t care about your health or other consequences of alcoholism you can write while drunk too. But I won’t be held responsible for any problems that may arise from that!

4 thoughts on “A recipe for a blog post”

  1. Oh man, I’ve been skipping steps 5 and 6, and adding the screenshots from step 7 way too early! No wonder most of my posts are half-baked!

    • They are? For me they felt tasty so I never noticed. XD

      Anyway, like I said, I don’t think my recipe is that good. It is just *a* recipe. Writing blogs, like cooking, is all about experimentation!

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