I’m often asked how long it takes me to write a blog post or web article. My answer is: until it’s done.
Some blog posts take only a few minutes from idea to finished product. A few minutes to edit and clean it up, making sure I’ve got all the bits and pieces in the right places before hitting the publish button.
Other blog posts were started in 1994 and I haven’t finished them yet. The ideas are good, the research is fine, but it’s just not ready for publishing. Something isn’t right. When it’s ready, I’ll publish it. Until then, if the idea isn’t out-of-date, it sits and ferments, waiting to ripen into a fine wine in the future.
Those are two dramatic extremes, but why are people asking the question?
They want to know how much time and effort goes into the work of blogging.
Do you have an answer for them?