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My blogging process #FridayReflections

June 30, 2017

This is my tenth year of blogging. When I look back to some of my older posts, I can see a massive change in the way I write and also, changes in my personality and of course, the growth that comes in life. But surprisingly, not much has changed in my blogging process.

Ideas

My head is constantly swimming with thoughts. Most are not relevant to blogging but when they are, I usually jot them down in a notebook or on my phone. I need to keep my ideas somewhere I can find them so that I remember it in future.

Content

I create my content without too much planning or preparation. I guess the benefits of having a personal blog is that I write about anything and everything. So mostly, the content just flows. I open up my dashboard and usually write away. Every now and then, there will be posts that require a certain amount of research and I will put in the effort to do that too.

Schedule

I don’t have a blogging schedule. Never have. There was a time I’d blog four times a week usually to make sure I join certain link parties. That’s slacked off a bit as I’ve gotten busier. Sometimes I’ll blog after work and hit publish straightaway. At other times, I’ll blog after work and schedule it for the next morning. I rarely ever schedule more than one post {unless it’s for things like the A to Z Challenge}.

So I guess, in a nutshell, my blogging process is to come up with ideas and just write!

Maybe I need to generalise that to my creative process.

What’s your blogging process like?

Do share! 

If you are new to Friday Reflections, here’s what it’s about. It’s the end of the week, you’re probably exhausted with work, and all you want to do is sit back, put your feet up, sip on some fancy cocktail or wine, and write away.

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Prompts for 30th June 2017:

  1. Share your blogging or creative process
  2. What do you look for in a blog? Share some of your favourites
  3. Write on any of the prompts from June
  4. “The heart speaks when it is ready…..for love keeps no time.” ― A.J. Garces
  5. Picture Prompt (credit: Parul from Happiness and Food)

From next week, there will be changes to Friday Reflections. You will receive ONE prompt each week to write about . We will share the prompt with you the week before.

The prompt for 7th July 2017 is: LUCKY. Use this word in your post or as a theme for your post.

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Until next time,

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10 Comments

  • Reply Sid July 1, 2017 at 6:32 PM

    Isn’t that what ‘writing’ generally is? Coming up with ideas and then writing. And because you’ve already touched on the element of ‘scheduling’ – that’s taken care of too.
    10 years, huh? You’re practically a veteran!
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    • Reply Sanch Writes July 2, 2017 at 7:25 PM

      I agree…it’s just writing. And yet, when it comes to writing a novel, the same thing doesn’t happen! Hehe…yeah a blogging veteran here but not one that makes anything out of it professionally

  • Reply Ness July 1, 2017 at 8:10 PM

    Interesting to learn your blogging process. I’m not sure if I’d have your tenacity if I also had a full time job. Oh wait… kids ARE a full time job! Anyway, I just aim to join the Monday and Friday link-ups most weeks, other than that I don’t have a schedule or plan. It does help when I have something written in advance. I think the new one prompt thing will help with that.

  • Reply Vinitha July 2, 2017 at 3:40 AM

    I like to go back and read my older posts. It is a good learning process. 10 years of blogging must have taught you a lot, Sanch. Your blogging is simple and efficient. My blogging process is a mess now as I don’t get to jot down ideas when they pop up and hence content go for a toss and effectively I don’t have to worry about scheduling. It’s a big struggle for me to blog now.
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    • Reply Sanch Writes July 2, 2017 at 5:57 PM

      Thanks Vinitha…you have a busy life and it does make it harder to blog regularly. I’m sure things will pick up 🙂

  • Reply Ashleigh - mymeow.com.au July 2, 2017 at 9:17 AM

    I’ve tried to be organised but it doesn’t work for me!
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    • Reply Sanch Writes July 2, 2017 at 5:53 PM

      I know…I did try too but it was no use! 😛

  • Reply Parul Thakur July 2, 2017 at 5:09 PM

    I am exactly like you. I saved ideas, write as soon as I get time, schedule or publish depending on content and which linky I am joining. 🙂
    I love your posts, Sanch. They are straight from the heart and I feel I know you through them 🙂
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