John who is affectionately known as Techie in some circles, of the Something for Nothing Blog, came up with a great idea the other day.
He coined a term for a method of blogging that you might already practice at times, or that you might wish you could do more often. He’s called it Quick Blogging, amd I must say, I’m jumping on the Quick Blogging Revolution band wagon.
I think to some degree I already practice Quick Blogging. It’s basically blogging something as soon as you think of it rather than holding on to it and thinking about it.
I’m going to call my post Stephen King on the Hour and Surnames in China my first official quick blogging post, but I’m sure I’ve practiced this form of blogging in the past. Perhaps even as often as once a week. Now I think I’m going to try to make a quick blogging entry at least once a day from now on. Why not.
Basically all you need to do for quick blogging is blog whatever you are thinking about when it comes to you.
Take my Stephen King and China Surnames post. I was watching a television show, enjoying it, and I thought “Gee this is a great show, and that fact about Chinese surnames is really interesting. I’ve got to blog about that.” So I just did it.
Do the two main topics of that post go together? No not really, but at least they were tied together in the guise of the TV show that I was watching. That’s not the point thought. The point is to blog about something as soon as it comes to you.
You know how you’re at work, the bank, shopping or just walking down the street and something either happens that makes you think “I’ve got to remember to blog about this” or you think of something to blog about? Well how often do you end up blogging about it when you finally get in front of your computer? Probably only half the time right?
Well stop that.
If something occurs to you to blog about get to a computer and blog it.
Whether it’s just a few lines or turns out to be a few paragraphs it doesn’t matter. Just get those thoughts out there. Make sure you have a spell checker on your computer or in your browser, and watch your sentence structure and grammar so that your post doesn’t end up looking really bad.
There’s some posts that I spend a lot of time thinking about and going over again and again as I write them up.
There’s other posts that I write in advance and save as drafts, and then go over before I publish them.
Then there’s some that I just write on the fly and post without much thought.
You know what I’ve found? While the posts that I’ve taken a lot of time over get a fairly good response, it’s the posts that I just write quickly, the ones that just pour out of me that tend to get the most response.
So what do you say? Are you ready to give quick blogging a try? It can’t hurt. You can always delete or edit the post if you change your mind about it.
Write it, read it, post it. Just do it!