My 300th Blog

by Julie Finch-Scally

I find it amazing that I have eventually reached my 300th blog. But as I started writing this cleaning advice on a weekly basis in 2011 I guess 300 blogs is to be expected.

So as it is a special occasion I thought I would write about the art of writing and how I work out what to write about.

Firstly let me say I try to make each blog at least 400 words. Sometimes it is more but most times is sits around the 400 words. I find that number is enough to be able to explain the details I need to express. Also even when I have been traveling I still place an item about a cleaning problem on the website.

But I guess most people would want to know what I find to write about. You would probably have noticed by now I often use the word “recently” or “the other day”. This is because I use factual happenings around the home to write about. When I discuss the cleaning out of my kitchen cupboards it is because the weekend before I got annoyed at the dirt and really had to do something about it. Having experienced the problem makes it easier to write about.

I know one week I wrote about losing a small spoon down the kitchen sink. It required my taking the pipe under the sink out and rescuing the spoon. Not that I had ever done that before, but I had seen hubby and my father do that several times when other things have gone missing down the sink so I figured if they could do it so could I. My little bit of knowledge I passed on to you, my reader.

I must confess there are sometimes I walk around the house thinking what has happened in the past week I can write about? Strangely enough I never run out of ideas. There is always some small thing related to cleaning that I can discuss. That shows you how much work there has to be done in a home.

And I guess that is what makes this blog successful. I am constantly sorting out little problems that arise and write about it. Because if it happens to me, and I am the expert on how to solve the problem, what must it be like for other house holders?

Hopefully the past 300 blogs have been of assistance to you all. Thank you for following me during this time. I look forward to providing you with at least another 300 blogs of cleaning advice.


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