How do you decide when a post is ready to publish? The Daily Post is mad. We have to write about how we write. I’ll do my best…
I think the best way to answer the question is to show you the steps I do to write a post:
- Choose what the post is going to be about
- Figure out where to put it in the publish timetable – I ask myself whether it is time sensitive (does it talk about a particular date, like new year resolutions, or is it something that can be published anytime?), and whether it will get more readers sooner or later.
- I write the post. I rarely go through more than a few revisions.
- I find an image – usually using Bing Images or Wikipedia. Sometimes a video from YouTube.
- I spell check.
- I add tags and categories.
- Finally, it is ready to either publish or schedule.
Once those 7 steps have been completed, a post is ready to be put on the internet. If I follow those steps, a post is fine.
For all those bloggers out there: how do you decide when a post is ready to be published?