Ways of Blogging

(Inspired by something Matt Baer wrote.)

If you've been popping into this space for any length of time, you can probably tell I'm not (always) a spontaneous blogger. I tend to think a bit about what I write before I write and publish it. Which is one of the reasons I post so sporadically in this space.

That approach influences how I write posts for all of my blogs. And have since I started blogging in the early 2000s.

I don't tap out drafts in the Write.as editor. Why? Mainly because I prefer to work offline when writing. Working offline provides me with a bit more flexibility. There's less chance of losing a draft or accidentally publishing a work in progress.

I keep drafts of various posts in folders in my instance of Nextcloud. That enables me to pick up where I left off, regardless of which computer or device I'm using.

When I'm ready to publish, I log into Write.as, copy and paste the post into the editor, and click Publish. Simple, but effective.

That's one way to blog. A way that works very well for me. As always, your mileage (or whatever unit you use to measure distance) may vary.