My blog post writing process has changed a lot over the years. As of right now, I have a routine That works well enough for me.
I handwrite most of my posts with a pen and a notepad. I tend to talk about whatever’s on my mind, so I don’t really need to research beforehand.
Next, I transcribe my hand written posts. I used to type them up word for word, but now I use the voice dictation feature on my phone.
Finally, I edit a post until I’m happy with it. Of course, nothing is ever perfect. But I try to aim for clarity. I also like being concise, so I tend to delete a lot. Time is valuable, which is why I’d hate to waste mine. More importantly, I would hate to waste yours.
I don’t say this often enough, but I truly appreciate each and everyone of you who stops by my blog. Thanks for reading!
I love writing. I love blogging. But I don’t love transcribing. So I have no problem writing posts by hand, but I struggle to type them all up.
I try to write a post every day. Problem is I don’t type everything in a timely manner.
I could switch between writing and transcribing. So I write a post one day and transcribe the next.
I’m behind and unsure how to catch up. I could spend the time writing on typing up the old posts I’ve written. Although I think I’d miss writing them.
Or I can just continue writing every day and transcribing when I have extra time. By the time I get around to publishing a post, sometimes the subject isn’t that relevant anymore.
I’ve thought about trying to write posts that aren’t time sensitive. So I wouldn’t write about a holiday or an event.
In a similar vein, I might attempt to draft posts I could publish at any time during the year.
I have the same problem with my creative writing. There are tons of handwritten poems and stories in multiple notebooks. None of which I’ve transcribed.
On one hand, I could eliminate handwriting to save time. I can jump straight to typing. Too bad I love writing by hand.
Do you handwrite and then transcribe? Do you type straight away?
I love blogging. Here’s why:
To be honest, when I first embarked on this journey, I never expected to meet such lovely people from around the world. As always, thank you for the continued support. You’ve inspired me more to keep going.
I’ve come to realize that I enjoy being challenged. It’s nice to express myself and exercise my imagination. Obviously, some days are tougher than others, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I like calling the shots and doing things my way. So I get to take the credit when I succeed. But I also take the fall when I fail. I don’t want to blame anyone else for my failures.
I get to experiment all the time. Going forward, I aspire to be even more creative, especially with my fiction and poetry. I’m still learning to trust the process.
What do you love about blogging?
In 2013, I was a naive fifteen year old on WordPress.
Today, I’m so happy I went out on a limb one evening and started this blog.
Becoming a blogger has made me more keen to learn. As a result, I now have more interests than ever before.
Along the way, I’ve felt the need to stick with the status-quo. But I want to push the envelope, challenge myself, and improve. I can’t improve if I don’t move. That’s my motto literally and figuratively.
I read tons of advice about how to blog. But to be honest, I like learning what works and what doesn’t on my own.
This blog will continue to evolve as I grow and change. It may not always seem like it, but I’m doing my best. I know you are too.
There are so many posts I want to write, projects I want to tackle. I’m a little limited in terms of time, money, etc. That being said, I try to take baby steps every day.
More than anything, I hope the next five years will bring more progress.
I’m not perfect. I never will be. My goal isn’t perfection. It’s consistent practice.
As always, thank you for being part of my evolution as a blogger and as a human being.
I don’t know what to do with my blog. I’m trying to figure out the kind of content I want to create going forward.
I’m also wondering when and how often I’ll be blogging. When I first started, I set the goal of posting every day. But some days, I consider scaling it back.
I enjoy writing personal posts and poems. I’m in a poetry phase. I also haven’t been writing much prose lately. I don’t love the short stories I’ve written in the past.
Also, some of my favourite post to read and write are lists.
I plan on continuing with book reviews. I’d like to do more bookish posts, but I haven’t gotten around to following through with my ideas.
If you have any ideas or suggestions, let me know in the comments below.
I’m thinking about bringing back posts I’ve done in the past. Maybe doing a part two or something similar.
Still, I’d like to challenge myself to create better content.
I want to feel excited when blogging, but I don’t know what excites me anymore.
I won’t quit anytime soon. That being said, I may take a break or blog every other day in the future.
I may be single, but I’m in a serious relationship with my blog.
You call the shots. Do what you want, wherever you want? Don’t have to wait for anyone or anything? Free reign over any and every decision? Sign me up.
You can take breaks. If you’re busy, you can put blogging on hold. Mow imagine telling that a boyfriend or girlfriend you want to put your relationship on hold.
You make your own happiness. Never rely on someone to make you happy. Why would you when there’s an always reliable blog in your life.
Your blog will always be there for you. Unlike human beings who are too busy living their own lives. Their loss.
You confront a blank page, not a real person. It’s the best and worst thing about being a blogger. There will always be a brand new post waiting for you in the wings.
Blogging is, without a doubt, better than dating.
You think about your blog all the time. Even more so if you’re a daily blogger. You love blogging too much to do it once in a blue moon. Besides, life would be boring if you did.
You read articles and books and posts about blogging. Learning by osmosis is a strategy you’ve all but perfected by now.
You can work anywhere, anytime. Even at the dentist’s office right before getting your wisdom teeth removed.
You spend so much time on small details. Like choosing the right font or picking the perfect word.
You have some of your best ideas at the worst times. While you’re driving. When you’re in the shower. So you make a mental note to remember. Inevitably, one too many escape from your memory.
You procrastinate hitting the publish button. Until you realize you’ve been procrastinating for far too long.
You feel a sense of accomplishment whenever you publish a post. Afterwards, you reward yourself by repeating the procrastination cycle.
You don’t know how to talk about your blog to people in real life. What’s your blog called? You stumble and stutter. What’s your blog about? You try to change the subject.
You love your blog. And everything about it. You also love your readers. They won’t judge you, which is all you could ever ask for.
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