...how long it actually takes people (other people, that is) to write blog posts? Mine are all over the map: 2 minutes or less (for sharing a picture or cartoon) to well over an hour (for a review) or 4-5 hours (for that post about Harriet Klausner and the ARC reselling).
Lately, they've been hovering in the 5-15 minute range. When I'm really into something, I can type pretty fast. If I'm not that into something, or I really don't have any time, it probably shows. I've been busy at work lately, which cuts into my internet surfing time. (Because, you know, if there is something to work on that's work-related, I'd honestly prefer to be doing that. I want my bosses to be satisfied with the documents I turn out so I can, like, keep my job and possibly earn raises or bonuses, you know? And I always feel guilty for surfing the web, even when there's nothing else to do. I'd much prefer to be doing actual work. Because I actually do have a conscience, believe it or not. But I digress.)
Anyway, a lot of bloggers slap a picture up there (to which their use rights are likely questionable, and which takes up the entirety of my 15-inch laptop screen) and provide a list of bullet points about how to increase blog traffic or how to make time for writing or how to find freelance jobs or some crap like that. I hope that at least once or twice a week, I can provide a laugh, or an inspired post, or a good rant, or something. I am certainly not interested in recycling tired, old bullet points that I found somewhere else online.
Hell, I'm surprised I've kept blogging for this long. I think this spring'll be two years. (Blogger might list the blog as older but I deleted a lot of old posts and started writing consistently about two years ago.)
Anyway, if anyone out there actually writes a blog, I'd be interested in hearing what kind of planning (if any) goes into your blog posts, how much time you spend on them, stuff like that.