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Do you plan your blog posts or write off the cuff?

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If you read any of my blogs you know, I am a very impromptu blogger. I hate pre-planning posts. I like to react, write and publish in real-time. It feels natural and in a weird way, it inspires me.

I know many bloggers who do the complete opposite and have posts planned days if not, weeks in advanced.

I don’t think there is a “right” way. I’m just curious which style is more popular. I’d love to hear your thoughts!



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Discussion

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    Karen@WaistingTime

    March 2, 2011

    Interesting! I admit that I have a long list of blog ideas and always have several drafts that are in some stage of readiness. I never know when creativity will strike so like to write when I can and then have something ready for those times I have no inspiration. I also like to edit my drafts over time as the thoughts gel or change in my mind. But I don’t usually know what day I will publish things… that sort of evolves based on what feels right.

    Caroline Calcote

    March 2, 2011

    I keep a little notebook that I write thoughts and ideas in that often make it into my posts, but I don’t plan out entire blog posts ahead of time. I generally write about what’s going on in my life that day.

    jim doran

    March 3, 2011

    95% of my posts are related to something I’ve made (drawing, art) and, therefore, somewhat planned during the making of that item. The others are journal-like entries regarding something cool I just did.

    A tiny handful are totally spontaneous.

    Ryan @NoMoreBacon

    March 3, 2011

    Warning, my answer is probably going to be lame!

    For me it depends on the site I’m writing for. Back in the day I had a tech blog that was a about cutting edge gadgets and such. I had to stay on my toes with that one because it was all about being early to the game. The same is true for some topics at FBG now too.

    For NMB I follow a VERY loose schedule that gives me the flexibility to adjust from day to day. The semi-structure gives me direction, but still the ability to just publish a post I’m passionate about on the fly.

    I guess you’d say I’m somewhere in the middle.

    Scott

    March 3, 2011

    What do I do?
    I blog when I have something to say.

    What do I say?
    Having worked with different bloggers and companies, the people who stick to a blogging schedule are the ones who are the most successful. The planners are the best.

    So, this falls in the category do as I say not as I do.

    Man, I have to start eating my own dogfood.

    Patty

    March 3, 2011

    I’ve started writing one post in advance for the week and I don’t really like it. I like to write and hit publish. It’s the only way I really feel inspired. Great question.

    Tami@nutmegnotebook

    March 4, 2011

    I usually have a couple drafts in the works and a notebook with ideas for posts jotted down as they come to me. I try to compose and edit in the evening and push publish in the morning.

    I use to try and post ever day of the week, then cut back to 5 and now try for 3. It is so time consuming!

    Virginia

    March 5, 2011

    I most often write about something at the moment when it occurs to me. I may let it sit overnight to come back and do some fine tuning. Generally, it’s write, proofread, publish all in one big gulp for me.