Since starting this blog about a particular subject, and then drifting off onto various other things, it got me thinking about how other people do their blogging?
Using WordPress, my approach tends to be to create a draft post when an idea for a blog springs to mind. This can then go a number of different routes:
- I might feel inspired, and have enough time, there and then to write the blog. I rarely publish them straight away, and usually wait 24 hours before going back and re-reading it. I use Grammarly to do some basic grammar and spelling check for me, and then save it again before re-reading and then finally publishing.
- More often than not, the titled blog is simply saved as a draft as I just don’t have the time or full idea about what I might type. I was tidying up some unpublished blogs a few days ago as they’d become scattered amongst the published ones, and I wanted them at the top of the list so I could give them a little more thought. There are about 10-15 blog posts, some of which are still no more than a title, and others that I’ve started but not finished.
- During the cleanse, I deleted some of the draft blogs as I just didn’t think I’d have much to say about them. Some more of the 10-15 might end up going the same way, even some of the ones I’ve started to write!
- With any of the blogs I publish, I’ve started paying a little more to the SEO using Yeost. This scores the blog against a variety of factors, and while I don’t try and address everything, I’ve started to try and make sure I at least score OK before publishing. This isn’t something I’ve gone back retrospectively with though, as I’m still pretty sure very few people even find this blog, little more read any of it!
Anyway, if you do find it and write your own blog, I’d love to know your approach to blogging. Heck, leave me a comment and let me know, even if it’s just to say ‘hello’ and let me know I’m not alone 😀