24 August 2014

Writing Process Blog Hop

Ah a week off - I've been very lazy/busy over the last week or so and it's been grand but it's quite nice to have a peaceful Sunday afternoon to give my neglected blog some attention! 

And I figures a nice way to break myself in was to tackle the 'My Writing Process' Blog Hop I was nominated in by Char. Char is, for many many reasons, one of my very favourite bloggers - as well as one of the first I ever discovered, her blog is the only non-Yorkshire one I check every day. She has the most impressive shoe collection I've ever seen, makes her own gorgeous dresses and is just an awesome, beautiful and talented lady. You can read about her writing process here



What are you working on? 
At the minute - just this! I rarely plan blog post in advance at the best of times, and I've given no thought to the blog for the last week or so so have nothing up my sleeve at the minute - though I'm sure I'll find some things! I pretty much never schedule posts, just put them live as and when I finish them. Once I go through all the pictures of my week-off activities hopefully I'll have some fun things to write about! 

How does my work differ from others in the genre? 
I don't know if I have a genre as such - or if I do I don't really know what it is. 
If anything I'd say I differ from other bloggers by not really knowing what I'm talking about most of the time. Like the beauty bloggers who know all about what different ingredients do and have hundreds of ways of describing the colour pink? I'm not one of them. And the fashion bloggers who always look on trend and not at all awkward in photos? I'm not one of them either. My baking posts are never pinterest-ready and I make words up all the time. 
A lot of bloggers seem to be really good at one thing, or really knowledgeable in one area - I guess I'm different by being distinctly average all round! 



Why do I write what I do?
This kind of ties in with the above answer I guess but I write about a whole bunch of different things because I like a whole bunch of different things. I'll write about whatever I've done/bought/eaten recently that I think might be interesting to write (and that will hopefully be interesting to read!)

How does my writing process work? 
It's not very organised I'm afraid! There are essentially two phases. Firstly, I make lists. When I'm alone and bored - like when I'm on the train and my phone battery has died - I make lists of potential blog posts - on scraps of paper, backs of cinema tickets that king of thing. The other thing I do is take pictures - when I'm out and about, when I just get a new delivery - then save these pictures into separate folders on my computer. Sometimes, the a folder will match an item on a list, and then sometimes those matching items will turn into a blog post. Ideas are picked off a list depending on what I feel like writing about and/or what my recent post topics have been (as I try not to have two many similar things in a row). It's a bit of an 'all over the place' approach but one that suits me and my all over the place blog! 

yorkshire pig racing

So that's my if-you-can-call-it-a-process process! Would love to hear about yours! I nominate Rachael, Steph and Chloe to tell us about how they blog, if they fancy it - or anyone else for that matter, I need all the tips I can get! 

(Pictures are all totally unrelated to post but from me week off - every week off work should include pig racing!)

10 comments

  1. Ooo great answers, I suck at organisation too - blog or life wise! Thanks for the tag, now i'll have to get thinking about how I get around to blogging!

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  2. Thank you :) I've been passed this twice now so I really should get on and do it! x

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  3. I make lists too... I have to or else I will DEFINITELY forget! >_<

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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  4. awwh that piggie person costume is so cute!

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  5. Haha I'm not very good at describing the colour pink other than... pink! Great andswers! :)

    Frankie x
    Crazyblondegal

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  6. What a great way to get to know other bloggers. My writing style is a complete mess by the way.

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  7. It was really interesting read :) Thank you for sharing! xo's

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  8. I make lists too! This is a really good idea for a blog hop! x

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  9. This is a really interesting post- it's fascinating hearing about other people's thought process when they blog. Like you, I love making lists and save my pictures into folders so I can try to be as organised as I can! Alice xx

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