Paul Boag recently shared some thoughts in a brief video about keeping up with technology. Paul always has interesting things to say and this video was no different. In it he mentions rss feeds as one way people try to keep up and how he now has a different strategy with far less feeds in his reader.
One thing I hope you’ll touch on in the series is your motivation(s) for blogging. Do you do it to share knowledge with others? For yourself, to chronicle what you’ve learned? Something else? All of the above?
These were some of the questions Josh asked me after I started writing this series about my blogging process. If you remember it was a conversation with Josh that led me to start the series in the first place.
The most important part of any blog post is the content itself. However there’s more to content than words on a page. How your post appears visually contributes to its readability. It helps people decide quickly if they’ll stick around to read.
The time to begin an article is when you have finished it to your satisfaction By that time you begin to clearly and logically perceive what it is you really want to say.
— Mark Twain
So far in this series on my blogging process we’ve developed a mechanism to feed us ideas. We’ve outlined some ideas to give them direction and fleshed out the direction with notes. We then used our notes to write a draft. Now it’s time to turn that draft into something more. It’s time for editing.
The object is set before the mind, either in reality, as in sketching (before a landscape or teacup or old face) or is set in the memory wherein it becomes the sketching from memory of a definite image-object.
When it comes time to write a post how do you go about writing it? Hopefully you have an idea in mind. Ideally you’ll have planned a direction for the post and have plenty of notes to draw from. How though, do you put words to paper or screen?