June 26, 2010
How Long Does It Take to Write a Blog Post?
Ten minutes according to Scott Greenfield. "I average about ten minutes a post, often interrupted with important things like refilling my coffee mug, talking to my kids or listening to Dr. SJ's instructions on what I shouldn't screw up that day." That remark got Bob Ambrogi's attention. While it might take Greenfield only 10 minutes to draft a post, Ambrogi writes
Many bloggers will tell you that writing is only the half of it. Equally, if not more, time consuming is finding something to write about. For many who blog, the routine involves some combination of these steps:
- Review your usual news sources, blogs, RSS feeds, court opinions or whatever.
- Read some or all of the items that strike your fancy.
- Choose an item or theme to write about.
- Mentally compose your thoughts.
- Put those thoughts in writing.
- Give it a second read to see if it makes any sense.
- Hit that “publish” button.
That takes time. Blogging is not just writing. It is reading and digesting and selecting and composing and editing. Even a brief post rarely consumes just 10 minutes... .
If only it took a mere 10 minutes! [JH]
How about fact checking? SG's 10 min posts are often riddled with factual errors. Just like in your law practice, you should check with original sources before posting facts about events or other people. Assuming facts can make you look very silly, especially to those in the know.
Posted by: truthandjustice | Jun 26, 2010 8:16:53 PM