Lessons from 29 posts in 29 days
Over on Jeff Hester’s blog, he has some good observations from his experiences so far with Post a Day. As we’ve talked about before, he uses draft posts to collect ideas, giving him some buffer for days where he’s less motivated:
- Planning is essential, as I noted in post #17/365. I’m using the draft status to collect ideas and thoughts on articles I want to write, or to align publication with related events. I collect my thoughts over days and weeks, and this has greatly simplified the process of sitting down to actually write the finished article.
- Brainstorming helps, too! I tap into resources from Facebook and Twitter. I gain a lot of ideas from scanning my feeds on Flipboard or reading sites like The Daily Post which share topics and ideas for writing.