The question for today is: How do you jump into starting a new blog post?
I know in school that we were all taught the "proper" steps for writing. You know... brainstorming, rough draft, editing, revisions and all that jazz. Well, I did all of that back when I had to for school, but I definitely do NOT follow those guidelines when blogging.
For me, blogging is an outlet. Basically a place I can openly share what's on my mind. If I followed all of the proper steps, I would never finish a post! When a blog topic comes to mind, or even when it's time to write a review post that I have researched for and truly put a lot of thought behind, I type as the thoughts come to me and typically don't look back - except to check for spelling or grammatical errors. I feel like constantly revising my work causes me to doubt myself and I end up changing things around, and by the time I am finished, the original point that I was trying to get across is lost.
When an idea for a blog post comes to me, I sit down and write it. I guess you could call all of my posts "rough drafts" because they are all the honest post that I originally sat down to write at the time. The most important thing to me is that my posts come across to my readers as honest and helpful.
If you are a blogger, how do you jump into writing a new blog post? If you are not a blogger, what do you look for in a blog post that will make you come back and visit again and again?