Thursday, March 23, 2017
My creative energies seem to be all flowing into my work at the moment, I have sat here trying to think of creative things to write blog postings about - and I got nothing. I don't want to break my unbroken streak of posting everyday, so I will reveal how I blog everyday.
I create posts ahead of time and schedule them for posting automatically. I look at the scheduled list every couple of days, and edit, moving things to different days, sometimes reverting them to draft. Most of my postings are written and scheduled a week or two before they are posted. I keep a backlog of partially completed draft postings, that I can draw on, when my creative energies are running low. This posting was a draft, it started out talking about shoes, colors, and fashion, I love the strong colors in the picture - I am re-purposing it to talk about creativity and blogging. I tend to write 2 to 4 postings in a sitting, frequently on a weekend. I try to keep at least a week ahead. If I am going to be traveling, or I know an especially busy time is nearing, I try to schedule a couple of weeks worth of postings.
For me the heart of every posting is a picture, I have about 100-gigabytes of digital photos to draw on. A really great image, and the posting writes itself.
My personal reason for posting everyday, was to develop my ability to write. The discipline of turning out 7 postings a week, has made a difference. I don't know if my postings are any better, but creating postings is certainly easier. I will keep doing this as long as it is fun.
How do you decide what to post? How do you create postings?