For this second Saturday of GoBloMeMoFo NaBloPoMo, I’d like to talk about how you blog.
I’m posting about posting.
I’m curious about your method for coming up with a post topic, writing a post, posting a post, editing a post, deleting a post, and coming up with a post title. Post, post, post. There.
In the beginning of my illustrious blogging career, I used to dream about topics. Then I’d wake up and think about topics all day long. Now I just come up with a topic whenever the mood strikes. Usually it’s based on something funny or interesting (to me) that happened, I do think about situations in terms of their blogability factor. (This highly irritates Tate.)
I usually write my posts the day before I plan to publish. Occasionally, I’ll write a post as soon as I get up, but I prefer not to do that since I’ll obsess all night long about what I’m going to write. I’ve found that if I don’t publish a post right away, I’ll start over-editing it, questioning everything I’ve written and then I’ll just eventually delete the post. Currently I have about five or six post ideas in draft, ready for next week.
I have no method for coming up with my titles. I just think of a title. That’s it.
Since I thrive on order and schedules, I like to post in the morning and typically only once per day. Sometimes I’ll post twice if I just can’t help myself. It’s like a compulsion, but I feel like I must post every Monday through Friday. After NaBloPoMo, I may *gasp* skip a few days of blogging, though. I may need to go on a blog diet in December after overposting in November.
So tell me about your blogging methods. Commenters, take your mark. Get set. Go.