Can you write a blog post in 20 minutes? I can’t. Even if I have a suitable blog post idea, I can't develop it in such a short amount of time. But there are bloggers whose words must overflow onto the computer screen with no effort at all, because they turn out fantastic posts in only minutes, every single day of the week. Every day of the week? How do they do it?
I've often wondered whether readers actually want a post a day. Wouldn't you groan if you saw yet another of my posts in your feed, waiting to be read? Think if all the bloggers you followed posted every day. You'd do nothing else but read posts. Or the posts wouldn't get read.
But I guess I could do a little better than I have been doing. One post every week or two isn't that much. It's not as if I don't know what to write about. I have a notebook full of scrawled ideas. But it takes me a long time to tell my stories. (I'm too much of a perfectionist. I wish I wasn't.) Surely there's lots of simpler things I could write about in say, 20 minutes or so?
Maybe I could tell you something about my day. Did anything interesting happen? No. We didn’t go anywhere. We didn’t do anything out of the ordinary. No one said anything funny. No birds flew through Callum’s car window. Would you like to hear about the weather? Perhaps not.
Did I have any extraordinary thoughts I could share? Unlikely. What did I think about? I spent a lot of time wondering whether I should do the Blogging from A – Z Challenge. Have you heard about this? I’d have to write 26 posts in one month. All the posts have to follow the alphabet which means I’d have to write about something associated with the letter A on day one, and finish the month with a Z post.
I did the challenge last year. I really enjoyed writing the posts. It was a lot of fun. I learnt so much as I wrote and wrote. I am tempted to sign up again this year. Almost. I'm holding back because I remember what a lot of hard, unrelenting work it was. Perhaps doing the challenge is a silly idea. But then again, a whole month of posts would get this blog moving again, bring it back from the dead. It could be exciting. But have I got time? And I’d need some ideas. Quick ones. Yes? No? I just can’t decide.
If only I could write a post in 20 minutes. But I can’t. Or at least I can't write anything worth reading in such a short time.
I wonder if you can write posts quickly. Do you blog every day? Perhaps you could write 26 posts in one month.
The Blogging A - Z Challenge: Should I? Will you?