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Wednesday, October 04, 2006
I've recently read a few posts wherein people talk about how much time they spend writing their own blog posts. The hours it takes to craft a post.

I'm like, really? They must be awfully Type A. My blog is strictly WYSIWYG. (What You See Is What You Get.) Typos, misspellings, dangling modifiers and all. Unless I'm seriously concentrating on something, like the Monday Meanderings, or hunting down links (takes me forever), I'm usually done in about 15 minutes.

Which is about all the time I have today anyway.

Update on Daughter of Privilege: Had a friend, Eva Gale, look at it yesterday and while it needs heaps and heaps of work, there's apparently something there to salvage. Yay!! Also, I made her fan herself. This is a Very Good Thing.
10/04/2006 11:48:00 AM : : Sela Carsen : : 13 Comments


I could never investa lot of time in crafting blog posts, or comments for that matter. Mine are WYSIWYG as well. And, wow, some of these posts scroll on forever. I like having a big blog roll, but when I see a mammoth post I rarely have time to read it anymore. Imagine crafting something that long? I couldn't do it.

By Blogger S William, at 12:32 PM  

I'm starting to work on my blogs as if I were working on a short story, the arrghony and the echh!stasy and all that!
And yet it still comes out bedevilled by typos and dangling clauses all the same.

My son says I should really learn WORD instead of cutting and pasting,but who has the patience?
Seems like it all comes out in a kind of epileptic fit and I don't want to tamper with it after that.

I agree with S. William that some blogs are just too long.
But then like the story about James Joyce (probably apochryphal)
There is something about uncompleted love play in a theatre.
...You just sort of follow the subject, as you are not completely satisfied yet.

By Blogger ivan, at 12:47 PM  

I'm the same way. People laugh because I'm so anal about grammar and spelling mistakes everywhere else (the curse of being an editor :) ), but to get into writing mode, I have to learn to let myself freewrite without editing. My blog is my place to do that.

By Blogger Lara, at 1:27 PM  

I thought I had started the hot flash thing. :p

By Blogger Eva Gale, at 10:33 PM  

I agree, S William. I often think it might be nice to be such a dedicated person, but then I realize that my head would soon explode.

Ivan, you really should learn Word. It's easy. Easier than Blogger. I usually write out my MMs in Notepad or Word before transferring to Blogger. I've lost too many posts to the Blogger Monster.

Lara, I've definitely used my blog as a free writing space. Just uncluttering my head and loosening up my fingers before I start my writing.

Eva, *gg* You've no idea how that made my day!!

By Blogger Sela Carsen, at 8:28 AM  

So it's the quick fix or nothing?
~wondering if my posts are Just Too Long~

By Blogger Bernita, at 8:59 AM  

Bernita, your posts are just the right length. It's just a difference in style, is all. I haven't got the attention span to write the way you do, but that doesn't mean I don't appreciate the people who take the time to really craft their posts!

By Blogger Sela Carsen, at 9:12 AM  

Oh dear, I'm one of those who throws up a post in haste, as I'm usually doing it in between other stuf, er, like work, and usually when I'm surfing and reading other people's posts while slurping coffee--a dangerous combo.

By Anonymous Alexandra, at 1:38 PM  

Sounds exactly like how I do it, Alexandra. *gg*

By Blogger Sela Carsen, at 3:34 PM  

LOL... I can generate a post in no time at all. It's the blog hopping that kills my time :-)

By Blogger April, at 8:18 PM  

I have my blog hopping down to a science. I actually limit my time spent, so writing doesn't get neglected. Each morning @ 11:45, I stop blogging and begin writing.

By Blogger S William, at 1:42 AM  

I LOVE "Daughter of Privilege". All the exerpts I've seen have been fabulous. Hope I see it out soon.
I like blogging, so I'm not sure how much time I really spend on it. I don't plan it much. I'm html ignorant so links, pasting, stuff like that often take me a while.
I too have a difficult time with long blogs, but it depends on the subject. LOVE Bernitas' blogs. Blog hopping takes up time too, but I like doing it so, I have to limit my time.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:49 AM  

Oh God the blog hopping! I look up and suddenly it's lunch time! I need an alarm clock or something.

Thanks for the encouragement on DoP, Jen! I'm working on it more today.

By Blogger Sela Carsen, at 10:25 AM  

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