I know what you’re thinking, everyone is different and writes differently and blah blah blah.
But when it comes to melting your brain to produce words that make sense and organising them in a coherent and mildly aesthetic way so that people actually read and like it, requires a shit ton of effort. And despite what you may think, writing blog posts requires the same amount of screaming and cursing and crying on everyone’s part. If this is not you then please give me the serum you ingest to reach the amount of perfection that you have.
Ahem, at least that’s what Clo and I think. That’s right, today I’ve got my awesome and hilarious friend Clo @ Book Dragons to talk on this topic with me! Honestly, this post is way overdue. I mean Clo writes such amazingly funny posts and I feel like that is my brand too? Plus hello we’re besties, this was bound to happen! Go check out her wonderful blog and twitter and shower her with all the love 🙂
So let’s begin!
HOW BLOGGERS WRITE THEIR POSTS
Anything in blue will be Clo and anything in black will be me
On The Sofa With A Cuppa
I mean naturally we’re going to be sat on the sofa, comfy and typing away the latest blog post, whilst watching some TV. Candles will be lit and it’ll be a nice calm, peaceful atmosphere. We got all the time in the world to write this post.
Ah crap the tea just went everywhere. EVERYWHERE! Now we gotta get up to find something to mop up this mess, what is this trash on the TV? Why isn’t there anything decent on? Candles? I don’t even have any candles anymore, they disappeared for bookstagram shots.
Cocooned In A Fluffy Blanket
Ah this is nice and cozy, just finish writing up this post and then I can check out some other posts. *types away*
I’m too hot.
*throws blanket off*
*grabs blanket and arranges it back properly*
Now where was I in this post?
*blanket gets tangled around us and we succumb to a nap*
Smoothly As It’s All Planned Out
Oh the blog post for today? That post has been scheduled for a week already, yep I already had it planned out. So it was a matter of sitting on down, with a candle lit some music on as I wrote it. Formatted it then scheduled it, so I can focus on posts for next week. It all goes smoothly here.
I have half an hour until today’s post needs to go up. It’ll be fine, that’s plenty of time…*rushes to sort things out, sobs quietly somewhere*
Looking for GIFs and Pictures
*types what she wants in detail*
*gets quick results within seconds*
Ooh such a wide variety of GIFs to choose from! They’re all exactly what I was looking for, and HD too 🙂 I’m really spoiled for choices.
*types what she wants in detail*
What is all this? I asked for ‘no fighting’ and literally all these GIFs are the exact opposite! Ugh.
*scrolls for an eternity*
*finally comes upon a decent GIF*
The quality is shitty but I guess it will have to do.
*GIF never really loads properly*
Oh screw this. I’ll just not use a GIF. Holy shit have I been searching for GIFs since the past hour?
Giving a Post Final Touches
Hmm this will take just a few minutes. I’ll realign these pictures, add the tags, make sure I’ve added the links to Goodreads and other sites and just make sure that I’ve scheduled it. That’s right, it’s perfect and ready to go! 🙂
This is the freaking fifth time I’m re-aligning the text and graphics, WHY WON’T YOU LISTEN TO ME?? Ugh there are so many links and the internet couldn’t go any slower if it tried.
Writing Collab Posts (ahem, inspired from true events of this collab)
Ooh I’m super excited for this, I’m going to start right away!
*drafts the whole thing in one sitting*
*co-blogger drafts side by side*
*both virtually hi-five*
*has intermittent discussion with co blogger because timezones are RUDE*
*a month later they finally start drafting*
*writes a sentence before they are dragged away by life and responsibilities*
*screams into oblivion*
*finally finishes the draft after another month*
IT’S DONE! Are you proud of me????