When I first started blogging I thought I could simply keep on writing and the ideas would come. For a while they did and I would keep future ideas on a backlog so that I could return to them another day. Now though it seems that those ideas are not coming as fast as they did in the past. It took me a while to realise what the problem was.
My problem was that I set myself the goal of publishing more often than I could write. Yes I could publish small posts that required little effort but is that what I want to do? Minimum effort? I won’t learn anything from just simply firing out a barrage of poorly written blog posts.
What I want to do is improve my writing. That means spending more time writing, editing and proof reading. I want to review my writing a few times to ensure that I am completely happy with it. This takes time, not a lot of time but definitely more than the time it takes me to write a small blog post.
Writing takes time. Good writing I mean. The kind of writing where you write a draft more than once. You sweat over the little things like word choice and grammar. You spend time on each paragraph, sentence or even word.
Writing does take time, but the rewards of better writing far out weigh that of those hasty blog posts that I used to write. It’s taken me a while to learn this but it’s came at a good time. I’m hoping that this is a time where I can improve on my writing over the next few months.
We’ll just need to wait and see.