Blogging: What Works For You

I have a question for those of you who blog.

I am trying to figure out what is the best use of my time when it comes to blogging. When I first started blogging, I would just blog what was on my mind or what I had cooked that day. I found that the more I blogged the more difficult this became for me.

Right now, I like to sit down and write five or six posts at once. It takes a large block of time but I find it works better than blogging at little each day. The trouble I am having with this is keeping track of what I want to post about.

When I posted about my day or what I cooked that day it was on my mind. I had just made it or tried it, so it was easy to talk about. Right now, I jot down notes in a notebook when I think of something that I want to blog about. If I make something that I want to talk about, I write it down. If I think of a tip, I write it down. If I have a cookbook I found that I love, I write down a few notes about it. But now, I have three pages of ideas and notes. I am finding this a bit overwhelming when I try to choose something to post on. I always have difficulty choosing what to blog about. I also find that sometimes I do not write enough notes on the subject. So, I spend time finding or remembering things. I am trying to take better notes to solve this problem.

So, I want to know what works for you. How do you blog? Do you write down things as you think of subjects to blog on? Or do you just write what is on your mind for the day? Do you have a bunch of posts ready or do you just blog when you feel like it, not worrying about posting everyday? I would love to hear how you blog.

Lynn's Kitchen Adventures

Comments

  1. I think I have blogged as many as 5 times a day – or gone w/o blogging for 5 days (but that always makes for a lot of email asking if I’m OK), so I try to blog at least every other day.

    Some days are just funny though and lots of things happen.

    But our blogs are different. i don’t do a food blog, which I think would be exhausting on a daily basis…although I look forward to yours :)

  2. I have a special notebook I carry in my purse to put down blog ideas when I think of them. Often when I am reading the paper or talking to friends, I think of a good thing to blog about – but promptly forget about it when I go to blog. This notebook really works for me. I also tend to get on a roll – when I have a lot to say, I just write a bunch of posts, and then schedule when they will be published. Good luck!

  3. Penless Thoughts says:

    When I started blogging I thought I would soon run out of things to blog about but find it quite the opposite. Sometimes too much is going on in our lives and I will get them down and “save” them for a time when I’m in a hurry and don’t have time to blog or once in a great while I have hit a “dry” spot where I have nothing to say.

    I find my best blogging, at least I think it is, and certainly the easiest for me to get written is when something is fresh on my mind.

    So often what others have written inspires me and triggers my mind.
    Susan

  4. I do both. I blog about a lot of different things!
    I don’t think you should agonize about it. That makes it too difficult.

  5. I hear you on this one!

    I am so all over the place. Sometimes I post in advance, sometimes I get inspired and have to type it right then and there, and sometimes I scribble on Target receipts and envelopes and whatever paper happens to be handy at the moment.

    With recipes, I try to post them right after I’ve tried them. That way, my thoughts on it are fresh.

    I wish I was more organized about it, but I think the best, creative posts come when you write when inspired. For me, when I have tried a “formula”, I get writer’s block and my posts get dry.

    Enjoyed my visit here today!

  6. Blue Castle says:

    I like to blog in advance. Especially if I can sit down on Sat or Sun and get the majority of the next week’s blog posts all written, or at least started.
    I like to try to put up a post around 1x/day, but sometimes that doesn’t work.
    If I do have a good idea and am away from the computer, I use a notebook and jot stuff down. :)

  7. Lisa@BlessedwithGrace says:

    Hey Lynn. I usually blog every evening, after Gracie is in bed. I sit on the couch and blog/post/ read blogs, etc. I usually think about what I will write during the day. I also keep a calendar, and will write down ideas for upcoming memes and blog carnivals that I participate in.

    BTW, I have given you a Beautiful Blogger award, over at my site. Thanks for being faithful with TMTT.

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