For someone who hasn’t blogged, reading that makes it sound like blogging is easy.
For me, who has blogged for two year and a half years, it makes me wonder what I’m doing wrong.
I’ve attempted it, but no matter how hard I try, the most I can do in fifteen minutes is write a few sentences.
Even then, by the time I finish the post, those sentences may have changed.
Throughout my post writing time, I’m constantly editing, rewording, “previewing”, deleting sentences or paragraphs and stepping away from the blog to let my thoughts marinate.
To mimic what I do when I’m on social networking sites, I’ve tried setting a timer, telling myself I only have “x” number of minutes to complete a post. That hasn’t worked well as I find it hard to be creative under pressure.
Then there’s the issue of a photo or graphic; trying to find the right one or creating one I’m satisfied with, can take upwards of a half hour.
So I ask myself, “Am I slow, or is the 15 minute post a fallacy?”
On average, how much time do you spend writing your blog posts?
Do you have any time saving tips you care to share?
If so, I’m all ears.
P.S. I’ve also edited a post AFTER I’ve published it.
Photo Credit: Dave Seah