1. Idea FormulationIdeas are not super hard for me. Sometimes they pop up out of my brain, or are inspired by other people’s ideas, or my life in general. Of course, there are always slow idea days, but since reading, writing, and blogging are pretty consistent elements of my life, ideas are usually not hard for me.
2. DraftingSometimes I draft on the computer, sometimes I draft on the paper. However, when I do it on paper I tend to write like Tarzan in a flurry of quick notes. I get out my ideas with as much mess as I desire. I type it up later with more precision. For example, I paper-drafted this blog post at a “don’t do drugs” orientation program at my school, and typed up the second draft while my dad showed his best friend all the pictures we took this year.
3. Editing95% of my posts were written at least one day between drafting and editing. Some only have a one day difference between the inspiration and instigation, and others end up lasting five months because I need to chill out. But, they all need fixing, and that's why I always look over them with a pair of fresh eyes before posting.
4. FormattingOnce I finally get the words I want to express the idea I want, I finally copy it into the Blogger draft page. It’s just decorative work from there. Bold things, add pictures, GIFs, formatting, and so forth to make it presentable, at least in my opinion at the time.
5. PostAnd, of course, I end up presenting it to the world at last! Lately I’ve been scheduling all my posts at 6 AM MST, which means I can prepare a week’s posts on the weekends and not have to worry about it again until the day of its arrival.
That’s how I write my blog posts. Thus is my system. *bows very fancily*