The life of a blogger is never done! Blogging is a unique and rewarding hobby (or career for some), and I definitely enjoy it as a hobby.Mostly I enjoy it when reflecting upon posts that I’ve already written, because actually writing a good blog post can be pretty tough.
I’ve noticed that writing a blog post follows–more or less–a rather interesting pattern. I’m sure some of my fellow bloggers can relate! 🙂
- THE DETERMINATION PHASE. Thirty minutes, let’s do this thing! I am on fire today and have lots of other stuff to do. I can knock this post out in half an hour or less….
- THE SLOW START. I can definitely write this in half an hour. I just need something to write about. So, what’s on my mind? Grief, dang it. I’m still not over how David Tennant’s Doctor left Doctor Who. I watched that, what, two weeks ago? Two weeks! Can I…. relate that to writing somehow? Well, I’m sure as heck gonna try. Mainly because I have nothing else to go on.
- THE DISTRACTION. The distraction can take many forms, most of which are as cute and fun on the outside as Monty Python’s killer rabbit, and just as deadly to my time. Remember that when Facebook, or Twitter, or checking blog stats feels harmless.
- THE RESTART. Somehow, a blogger only realizes what she really means to say after ten minutes and three rambling paragraphs. I think this is the result of some ancient gypsy or pirate curse on technology that gypsies and pirates cannot understand. Maybe it’s from cursed Aztec gold. But I digress.
- THE “BUT WHY IS THE TIME GONE?” Because time is to a blogger as rum is to a pirate. Once more, with feeling. Time : blogger :: rum : pirate
- THE “PANIC AS SPUR.” Fifty minutes…. No, fifty-three. Fifty three minutes since I started writing this post, and now it’s fifty-four because I’m doing minute math instead of writing…. Got to get back to the writing!
- THE “I THINK I’M DONE.” Done! If you don’t count a proofread, picture, adding categories and keywords, scheduling the post to go live and tweet out… Yeah, I’m done.
- THE “NOW I’M REALLY DONE.” Seriously. Why do I do this to myself again? I’m telling you, there’s no way I’m going through that again until…. tomorrow. Yep. Never again, until tomorrow.