Monday, February 27, 2006
The Blog: Behind the Scenes
When I give people a tour of my house and we get to my office, they always say, “Oh, this is where you write the blog!” I inevitably become defensive and come back with,
“You know, I don’t JUST write a blog. I spend most of my day writing articles for money (not just the amusement of my friends). Do you see that assignment board? Those are REAL articles! I’m not a professional blogger!”
Then the tour group responds with, “So where exactly are you when you write the blog?”
and “Do you come up with the blog idea right here and then write it? Or do you think of it all night long?”
I then surrender and play the part of a professional blogger. I gotta give the people what they want I guess. So here’s how it works:
7:15 a.m. Wake up
7:40 a.m. Make breakfast: Frank’s fiber-filled Oatmeal to go bar and my Kashi
8:05 a.m. Frank leaves for work, I come up to my office or “blog headquarters.”
8:15 a.m. Check my email then start the blog. What do I write about? Sometimes I already know. Sometimes I have to check the running list of blog ideas which I keep in a folder on my computer cleverly titled “blog ideas.”
8:20 a.m. Write blog in a Word document. Read over blog. Spell check. Cut and paste blog into Writinggal page. Sometimes add pictures. Sometimes make certain words linked to other blogs so people can keep up (kinda like on Soap Operas when they recap).
8:50 a.m. Must be done with the blog because I have to leave for spin class! It starts at 9:15 but if I don’t claim a bike, Klepto Clarice will steal mine! It’s very stressful!
So that’s really all there is to it. I know, you’re bummed because you thought I had several blogging assistants and stylists and masseuses to help me. But if you’re still intrigued you can come take the tour. Just please stay behind the ropes at all times. We professional bloggers musn't be disturbed.