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Questions From One Blogger To Another

How long, on average, do you spend writing a blog post? 10 minutes? 30 minutes? 60 minutes? More? Less?

What’s the longest amount of time you’ve spent on one post? The shortest?

Well, this got out of hand quickly. I used 8 question marks in aboutΒ 50 words of text.

48 thoughts on “Questions From One Blogger To Another

  1. I spend as long as I have to in order to feel satisfied with the content. I don’t usually do short blogs, so my blogs tend to take at least an hour to do.

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  2. I hardly ever write a blog post in one sitting, even though mine aren’t usually that long. I guess I’m sort of a perfectionist but I tend to over-think and under-write so I’d say maybe 30 minutes to a couple hours total (for one of those really intense, thought-provoking posts).
    It’s different every time for me πŸ™‚

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  3. I have NO idea, it honestly depends if I’m flicking between websites. Book reviews can sometimes take me a couple of hours to do, or they stretch over a few days, because I hate doing them so much.

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      1. I just don’t particularly like doing them, because I find it hard to write things without spoilers, and I find it hard to know what counts as a spoiler or not! Although I post a book review every week, so I guess I should start learning to love them. It’s all right when it’s a book I really dislike or really like, because then it’s easy, as well, but when it’s a midlingly-average book, I find that difficult to write about, too.
        Do you like writing book reviews?

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      2. Mmm I can see your dilemma. I would think as long as you don’t give away the ending as well as any surprises, you aren’t spoiling it? Perhaps you could write them less often? Maybe then you won’t find it too difficult to write one. Or start writing more. Who knows you may fall in love with doing them. Although I doubt you will if you’ve been doing them for so long and you still dislike writing reviews. What about writing reviews for books you absolutely love or definitely hate? Then maybe you’ll enjoy the experience a bit more. I don’t know. You don’t have to take my advice.

        I don’t normally do book reviews but I have nothing against doing them.

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      3. Yeah, I kinda force myself to write them. Although, I was writing them last year in France voluntarily on paper, so I think maybe I’ll try doing that (writing them on paper, I can’t go to France whenever I want to write a book review, however much I’d love to). I find it easier when I do it structured (eg, good points, bad points) but I guess that could get boring for readers after a while, so I try to spice it up a bit. It’s easier once I get into it, too.
        I find books I love and hate the easiest! Then I sometimes get too much down!
        The end result is generally all right, it just takes a long time to get them onto paper, which is the annoying thing. The end result is often quite long, too!
        The thing is, I try to do a review for every book I read. That way, it chronicles what I’ve read, and then I don’t have to pick and choose certain reviews and have a steady stream of them for my blog. Eh, I’ll get through it and get those words on the page in the end (somehow, even if I’m highly caffeinated doing it!).

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      4. Oh that makes more sense.
        Writing in France sounds like the perfect dream come true. Ha if only you could go there whenever you like. Even living there temporarily would be awesome. Perhaps you could structure your reviews differently so it’s easier for you to write but also entertaining for you readers too.
        Yep. I can imagine you would have a lot to say about a book you love or a novel you hate. I know I would.
        It all works out in the end I’m sure. All that time invested into churning out a great book review.
        I like that. Writing book reviews as a way to record all the books you’ve read.
        You’ll get through. Who knows you may start to like doing reviews someday, with or without the caffeine. πŸ™‚

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      5. Yeah, it’s pretty nice once you get there, too! πŸ˜‰
        That’s a good idea, I’ll try different structures! Thanks! πŸ™‚
        Yeah, I have a powerpoint document where I save them all, too, called ‘My Year In Books’!
        Hopefully I’ll start liking reviews. I would love to do them more often.

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      6. Maybe in like twenty years I’ll travel to France and write. πŸ™‚ I’ll tell you when I do. Ah I’m just throwing ideas out there. Some work, some don’t. I hope it works out for you. I would record all the books I’ve read but I have a feeling I’m going to forget every now and then. :\ OK I’ll pray for you to start liking them. πŸ˜€

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      7. They’re just really interesting! And I love the noises they make. Although the destruction I could do without…
        There’s actually a pretty funny story of the first storm: there was a Scottish couple staying in one of the houses (I’m staying in a gete) and one of them, during the storm, was standing outside getting the cushions off the chairs, like, “Och aye, not as bad a Scottish ones!” (he didn’t actually say that, but you could tell he was thinking, “You call *this* a storm?!”). Mum was taking a picture of him, and got some forked lightening in the background!
        There are some Americans here, too, and one of them is really scared of thunderstorms, though. I felt quite bad for him. He jumps every thunderclap!

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      8. I wouldn’t mind thunder storms so much if the power didn’t go out every time. 😦

        Interesting story there.

        I think that American and I have a lot in common. Although I wouldn’t jump at every thunderclap. I would shudder. πŸ™‚

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      9. Oh, fair enough! We were actually watching a film, and then we had a powercut about 5 minutes from the end. We couldn’t find the remote, so put the film on on silent whilst we played games. Then, just as it was about to get to that part…we had another powercut. So we went to the other house and watched it there!
        Thunderclaps make me jump, but not in a scared way. Like, if I wasn’t expecting it (then again, if you’re not expecting anything it’ll probably make you jump).

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      10. Yepp the power going out is frustrating at times. Aha I’ve always liked how one area could be out of power but another area not too far away will be perfectly fine.

        True. Especially when the thunderclap is extremely loud. Mhm.

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      11. Yeah, I know! That happens in our village a lot, because there are two different power sources. So, my friend’s on one, and I’m on another and we live about 5 minutes from each other. It’s weird (but funny, as they usually go out and we don’t!).

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      12. Ah. I imagine your friend would come over to your place if the power went out for them but not you. That’s what my family does sometimes. But the power usually comes back on relatively quick. πŸ™‚

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      13. Yeah, it’s on quite quick here, too. We did once take candles up to my grandparents (my mum and I have a thing about candles) for them to use during a power cut. Candles are quite fun, anyway, even when all the electricity is working!

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      14. Aw I agree. They’re fun to use, pretty to look at, and some of them smell nice. I wish I used them more often, regardless of whether the electricity is working or not. πŸ™‚

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  4. I work during the day so I do most of my blogging at night. It’s very rare I do a post in more than one sitting. I’m quite fast with the actual post since I’ve planned it and have my resources to hand before I set to actually doing it and I copy and paste a lot. I wish there was a drag and drop option. 😦 that would make things a lot easier. I spend more time visiting and commenting on posts than I do actually writing my own. But like I said, that’s do to being prepped. I probably spend far more time prepping. πŸ˜€

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    1. Thanks Kev for such a detailed response. Ah I see, you prep your posts beforehand. You should file a notion to implement the drag and drop option since your life would be much easier then. πŸ˜€ That’s nice of you. Blogging, after all, is all about interaction. I appreciate your comments. πŸ™‚ Mhm.

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