How I Blog

Written By MrSun at 8:00 am - Friday, August 08th, 2008
Categories: Blogging

Image by sanja gjenero from stock.xchngSome of you may be wondering (or maybe none of you but that’s ok) how I make my blog posts, when I write them, how long it takes, and so on. Today, I’m going to reveal to you my techniques.

What Software Do I Use?

If you haven’t seen the footer of the page, my blog software is WordPress. I don’t use anything else to improve my blogging experience other than a pen/pencil and a notebook. So far, this has been a very satisfactory way of writing for me.

How Long Does It Take for Each Post?

Depending on what subject I’m writing about, it takes from 10 minutes to a few hours to write my posts. I find that lists of tips (like my popular 50 Ways to Make Us HATE Your Flash Game are the easiest to write and take the least amount of time. My tutorials, however, often take a much longer time to create due to the research and testing that I have to do. Surprisingly, my Link Post Sunday posts also take a while, mostly because I have to search for good links, and often get distracted.

When Do I Write?

I find that I write my best posts at night. Like now, it’s about 10:00 PM and I’m feeling great while I write this (even after 2 posts before this!). I usually create 1-3 posts a night and release them on different later days so my readers aren’t too overwhelmed. As of right now, this post has been published 4 days after I’ve written it. The day after a hard nights work, I type up my posts into WordPress while proofreading them at the same time. Then, I use the handy dandy “Scheduled Posts” feature so I don’t have to think about them again. It’s a pretty efficient process, which explains why I’m able to put out my posts at a consistent rate.

Why Do I Blog?

Other than for the few extra bucks I get from advertisements, I blog to learn. This may seem like a strange idea to you, so let me explain. I find that the best way to learn is to apply new concepts into my life somehow. Usually, this is tough when you’re learning how to program. But, bogging has really done it for me. Why don’t you give it a try?