Being a rank beginner, and not someone who kept a personal journal at any point, I'm interested in how people blog.
Do most people write up a couple entries in draft, and play with them until they seem ripe for posting? Or do most people write off the cuff, responding to the day's news or events?
I suspect most of us do a combination, working through some entries in draft form for days/weeks, and writing others quickly.
I read some blogs that feel very well worked, trimmed, revised, and near perfected. And I really enjoy them. (Maybe it's the writing teacher in me, but I read most of the "spontaneous" feeling blogs as having been worked over and revised rather than as spontaneous toss-offs.)
I also enjoy some blogs that feel very spontaneous, especially the entries that seem to respond quickly, sometimes questioningly, to some event that just transpired.
Or maybe people actually spent hours carefully revising their prose between the event and posting even in these entries? How much time do people spend revising their average posting?
Do people feel a need to post every day?
Do those that feel the need tend to save up multiple posts, so they'll have something to enter even on days when they don't have time to write much?
How do other people "read" the "blogquiz" blogs? (You know, the ones that link to a quiz of some sort about what color your blog is or something, and have a graphic to show the blogger's result.) I take those quizzes, sometimes wasting a fair bit of time on them, but I don't tend to pay much attention to them when I see them on blogs, nor do I have much desire to post my results. What about you folks?
ps. Does it seem strange that Blogger's spell-check doesn't recognize "blog" or any similar/derived words in this post?