One of the most difficult things for me in writing this blog has been coming up with blog post ideas. I don’t want to just make this an online diary, nor do I want to analyze the news. Too many others do that already and some do it well.
I think one of the things I’ve done wrong is to write on the fly. I think that in order to have a more interesting and readable weblog, you need to do a couple of things:
1.) Sit down and plan some of your posts in advance
2.) Write them in advance and take some time to polish them before posting.
For family blogging or for telling about events this may not be so critical, but for more in-depth things I think it absolutely is. By doing this I’m not sitting there going, “Um, what do I write about today?” and I also don’t have an interesting topic with no substance.
Any thoughts from you more experienced bloggers?