The public notebook of writer and essayist Scott Nesbitt

Ways of Blogging

(Inspired by something Matt Baer wrote.)

If you've been popping into this space for any length of time, you can probably tell I'm not (always) a spontaneous blogger. I tend to think a bit about what I write before I write and publish it. Which is one of the reasons I post so sporadically in this space.

That approach influences how I write posts for all of my blogs. And have since I started blogging in the early 2000s.

I don't tap out drafts in the Write.as editor. Why? Mainly because I prefer to work offline when writing. Working offline provides me with a bit more flexibility. There's less chance of losing a draft or accidentally publishing a work in progress.

I keep drafts of various posts in folders in my instance of Nextcloud. That enables me to pick up where I left off, regardless of which computer or device I'm using.

When I'm ready to publish, I log into Write.as, copy and paste the post into the editor, and click Publish. Simple, but effective.

That's one way to blog. A way that works very well for me. As always, your mileage (or whatever unit you use to measure distance) may vary.