I’m committed to one blog article per week. Since I started on January 1, 2014 I’ve been keeping up.
But some weeks I struggle to come up with a good topic. I start working on the week’s article on Monday for a Saturday posting deadline. The routine goes like this:
Monday: Come up with an idea and write a short introduction. Do any on line research needed for topic.
Tuesday and Wednesday: Develop the article, expand ideas, edit on the fly.
Thursday: Start wrapping it up. Write a conclusion.
Friday: Edit and proofread.
Late Friday/Early Saturday: Post article.
The problem is, if I can’t think of a good topic, or I don’t like the topic, then the process cannot move forward. This week, I’m recycling a topic I used a few weeks ago and writing a follow up to it. It’s a worthwhile topic but I don’t feel the love the way I did the first time around.
I’m also conflicted with posting longer & more detailed, but less frequent articles, vs. shorter articles more than once a week.
I’m not looking for answers necessarily. Mostly venting. 🙂
Thanks for listening, everyone. I’m new here and grateful for the support.
My blog is at http://www.twentyfirstsummer.com