I'm interested to hear from other bloggers on how they go about writing their daily, weekly or monthly sagas. I'm going to ask a whole lot of questions and hopefully you will be willing to take the time to give me some feedback. The questions are in black, my answers are red italics. If you just want to respond to some, or all answers, just give me the numbers and your brief answer in the comment section.
1. What is your process?
Because I am primarily a gardening blog, I like to get photos from my garden first hand. I edit the photos and stick them into a named Blog file. It may take a couple of weeks or months to collect all the necessary photos. Genealogy is a different matter. I have books of photos, and a computer files of stories. These I need to scan and edit and then write the story. The cooking blogs are another process. I gather all the ingredients, and photograph the process, then go in after the meal and type the instructions.
2. Do you have a bunch of ideas ahead?
3. Do you have a bunch of completed blogs ahead?
Right now I have about 10 blogs pretty much ready to publish. I like to have enough ahead, so that I can publish a few days, perchance I do not get the opportunity to do further writing.
4. Are there many works in process?
I probably have thirty blogs in various stages of completion, from just a title to a bunch of photos with no captions.
5. What motivated you to blog first of all?
6. What are your rewards from blogging?
7. How is blogging different than your perceptions?
I thought you would write and they would come. I didn't realize how difficult it is to attract readership, and how competitive it is for blog time.
8. How do you start a blog?
9. How has your blog evolved?
10. Are there any blog etiquette tips you have learned along the way?
Give credit where credit is due.
11. Are there any rights or wrongs in Blogland?
This is a learning process for me. Okay what is Wordless Wednesday about and who decreed it such?
12. Where do you see blogging in 5 years, 10 years?
13. What are your long term goals?
- daily entry
- at least a couple of visuals (I'm a visual learner) and a picture is truly worth a thousand words.
- short paragraphs, breaks
- something written from the heart in your own voice
- correct grammar and spelling (sorry GG, your content is always good enough for me to overlook the occasional slip)
- occasional videos
- interesting deviations from the norm, that give insights into the author's life and character
- directions teaching me a new trick or idea
15. What ideas have you used to increase readership?
And that is about all I have to say for today.
Musings and meanderings from the Musical Gardener.