Some people have said that “it must be hard to get ideas”, “how much time you spend updating gameproducer.net” and some similar comments. I find it interesting that these same guys might spend hours every week browsing & posting forums… why not simply use that time to update your own blog?
Here’s my three “secrets” that I’m using to blog efficiently:
- Jot down ideas: This is very important. Whenever you get an idea, have a paper & pen or computer file at hand so that you can write the idea for later use. Topic idea of Game Production and the Art of Making Sit-ups came to my mind when I was exercising. One of The Most Important Lessons About Getting Things Done came to my mind when I was struggling on “what to do next”. The Three-Phase Business Plan of The Underpants Gnomes came from South Park series. If you are short on ideas, check out this post: 7 Ways to Get Ideas
- Write several entries at once: Another secret ingredient in my blogging style. I tend to take 5-10 ideas and write them all at once. I usually make quite short entries (maybe few hundred words per post on average) so it may take couple of hours to write them all.
- Schedule & spread the entries over period of time The final secret for “daily blogging”. After I’ve written all the entries, I simply set the dates for each post so that they appear within a week. That way my site gets updated daily… when in reality I might have written all the posts in one day. There are exceptions to this rule: sales stats and interviews usually require more time than the other type of posts.
These are sort of thumb rules I use in blogging, and by using these simple strategies I’d say it’s possible to update your blog quite often without need to spend so much time on it. And yes, this post was written couple of days ago, but published today.