Saturday, November 27, 2010
How I Blog
For me, every blog post starts with a single thought. It might be triggered by something I read, it might just come from out of the blue.
Usually, I don't have time to blog the thought right then and there. In the past, I would try to hold the thought in the back of my mind. Sadly, I'd often forget, and those pearls of wisdom were lost forever. Now however, I enter it in my iPod so I can flesh it out when I have some free time.
Between the time the thought comes to me and when I find the time to write the post, I'll play with the concepts in my mind. As I build on the initial seed of a thought, I'll often add specific points to my argument, though these points are generally a few words and mental images, rather than fully formed text.
When I finally have time to write my post, I often find myself elaborating on my original thought or outline, and including interesting links. Sometimes the process of expanding on my thought actually results in a different conclusion.
To finish things off, I'll look for a fun image to include at the top, and post a link, with punchy commentary, to my Twitter account.