A perfect blog post, a bloggers dream, that will remain a dream. Why? Because as all bloggers know writing a perfect blog post is impossible. We always find that little mistake that annoys us and even if we’d re-write is 1 million times, we would still find something that just doesn’t sound right. So we mostly just give up and publish the imperfect post.
If you, as a blogger or a writer, never came across such situation I apologize and I beg you to teach me.
So instead of teaching you how to get to perfection, I’ll tell you how I write my blog posts, as that was the question that sparked this blog post.
1) The idea
My posts always start with an idea, a single sentence or a word. It’s usually sparked by an event, a conversation, a question, a simple thought or I use an idea I previously wrote on my list of ideas. My ideas are usually momentary and without a solid writing potential.
2) The brainstorm
Later begins a brainstorm. I literally write down everything I associate with the idea. That usually provide me new ideas for future posts or give me a skeleton of a blog post. I limit my brainstorming to 5 minutes otherwise I’d get off track and begin to string together too many things that are connected on a certain level but most definitely not connected enough to be explained in a blog post I’m attempting to write.
3) The pearl necklace
You know how pearls are stringed to make a necklace? The further writing is much like that. I find a redline of a post based on what my brainstorm provided and write the post without bothering about anything else. The result of this is a chunk of text that roughly resembles a blog post.
4) Final touches
The final step is the toughest one since I have to write the beginning and end of the post as well as transform the chunk of text into a blog post. In this step is also editing pictures, finding gif’s and scheduling the final product.
As you noticed my writing style is quite messed up and I certainly don’t bother with the beginning first. I know many people fail to write a post in the desired time because they get hung up on how to start. To avoid that I simply start writing and slowly transform the jumble of written words into a post worth publishing.
So my advice to you is, just type it out and bother with tweaking later. Ignore the »start at the beginning«, why bother if it’ll only slow you down? After all, no one will know if you wrote your ending first and the beginning last. They will only see your final product.
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