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Writing Blog Posts In Advance

Last week’s post was long, my longest ever on this blog. It was far longer than my goal of 200 to 300 words and beyond my limit of 500. Today’s post will make up for that. It will be short.

Writing Blog Posts In Advance

When I started blogging, I’d sit down and write a post whenever I had time or inspiration hit. When it was finished, I’d post it immediately. Later I developed a blogging schedule, which put pressure on me to have time to write and be inspired according to the calendar and clock. That was too much stress.

Now, I write all my posts for the upcoming week on the weekend—that’s four posts for three blogs. I block out time and batch writes.

My mind knows that on Saturday morning, I must sit down and produce. I can’t do anything else until I do. To make it easier, I have a running list of ideas. I pick an item from the list, write the post, schedule it, and repeat it. The second post always flows easier than the first. A third one is a breeze.

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6 replies on “Writing Blog Posts In Advance”

Oh boy, my blog has atrophied beyond recognition. I have a couple starts in the queue for when my rhythm returns. Have to buckle down and write each morning again. Thanks for the encouragement.

I try to blog twice a week. Sometimes if I get a number of ideas, I write them up ahead of time then post them when I’m short on ideas. Really nice to have a few back up blogs on hand for when life gets extra busy! I also find that having a structured theme helps keep me on target. Eg – one of my blogs is on the Psalms. I do a psalm a week which means I don’t have to come up with any fresh ideas, just fresh reflections on the weeks psalm.

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