Last week’s post was long, my longest ever on this blog. It was far longer than my goal of 200 to 300 words and beyond my limit of 500. Today’s post will make up for that. It will be short.
When I started blogging, I’d sit down and write a post whenever I had time or inspiration hit. When it was finished, I’d post it immediately. Later I developed a blogging schedule, which put pressure on me to have time to write and be inspired according to the calendar and clock. That was too much stress.
Now, I write all my posts for the upcoming week on the weekend – that’s four posts for three blogs. I block out time and batch write.
My mind knows that on Saturday morning, I must sit down and produce. I can’t do anything else until I do. To make it easier, I have a running list of ideas. I pick an item from the list, write the post, schedule it, and repeat. The second post always flows easier than the first. A third one is a breeze.
Do you squeeze in blog writing whenever you can? Is blogging a stressful, guilt-ridden struggle or a manageable effort? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.
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