Hello Readers! I
stole borrowed Katie Grace's idea to write a blog post about how to write a blog post! Feel free to write one yourself, or comment below on how you like to do it on your blog in your own style! And check out Katie's blog A Writer's Faith!
1. Usually a couple of minutes. The very first thing I do when writing a blog post is (of course) thinking of a blog post idea.
You probably knew that already. =) Usually I get ideas from something that happened in my own life. For instance, I write a book or movie review after reading/watching one. Sometimes I see something that makes me think, "That would make a good blog post." Other times, I get ideas from other blogs, for instance, this blog post from Katie Grace! If that is the case, I usually mention that in my introduction, so I am not stealing their ideas without giving them credit. =)
2. Less than 20 minutes. A lot of bloggers spend massive amounts of time writing an outline for each post. Well, sorry to disappoint you, but I don't. After I think of a blog post idea, I simply sit down and write it. No outlining involved. I might occasionally use outlining for a post that doesn't feel right after my first draft. Yet, I think it saves me time to avoid outlines and write my thoughts immediately on paper. (or in my case, the computer) =)
3. 10-15 minutes. After I have a rough draft, I spell-check, grammar check, and overall clear my posts of
most all the mistakes. Sometimes I have my amazing English teacher (who is also my mom) read my posts. She tells me what I missed and gives me her overall thoughts. That way, I can make sure that the post makes sense to someone other than myself. =)
4. Around 5 minutes. Finally, I can go through and change my font, font color, alignment, etc! After I think everything is perfect, I click "preview" and make sure it looks good on my blog as well. Sometimes, there are just things you miss on the Blogger Post Area. (if that is what it's called)
5. 30 Minutes. Now my blog post is done! All I need is at least one photo for the post. I find my copyright free photos on websites such as Pexels, Unsplash, or All Free Download. (note: I have had no problems with these websites. Yet they are open image/media sites. Some may have offensive images. Use at your own risk.) To make a blog photo, I first download the photo to my computer. I use a scrap-booking program that we bought to crop/edit the photo. The scrap-booking program includes fun backgrounds, texts, colors, stickers, and anything else that I might need to use.
Overall, my time for writing this blog post was a little more than an hour. Of course, it varies from post to post. Writing a blog post doesn't have to be a complected ordeal! For me, a post takes an average of 30 minutes. (this one was probably my longest yet) Writing blog posts is something that you need to do in your own way! Have fun writing!
How do you write posts on your blog? Do you have other steps that I didn't include? Comment below! If you write a post on your own blog, you can post the link below as well!