How long does making a daily blog take?

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It takes me about an hour to write a blog and post it on eight sites. Five of the sites are set up automatically, and three are specialty sites that I sometimes post and sometimes do not. The trick is to remember that most people reading blogs don’t have much time. You want to tell them something important, yet you need to tell it in about 300 words or less due to this time crunch.

I like to make my blog a conversation where I describe something to a good friend. Some people like to tell just the facts and keep the articles terse and only main points. Everyone has their own style. I’m not telling you to turn your style over for something else, instead to polish your style for your audience.

I run the blog through Grammarly as I write, plagiarism checker when finished, and then Read Aloud on Microsoft Word when it is done. Then I find a good eye catching picture on Unsplash to put with it, and publish. The blog will usually take 10 to 20 minutes, and cleaning it up is another 10.

When I started, the blog was a two-hour ordeal. As you do this, it gets shorter. I have been doing this since 2015.

Published by Mike Balof

A retired Air Force Master Sergeant, Mike used to lay in bed at night and worry about what would happen if his plant closed or found himself without a job. One day his plant closed. Rather than panic and hysteria (OK, maybe a little) Mike found himself carried away on the adventure of his life. Mike started with the best job he ever had working at Home Depot. He spent 8 years working with job seekers at a local workforce center, helping them to find employment. He then started his own company developing courses, writing books and urging others to follow their own paths into the future. Mike holds a Master of Arts in Adult Education and Training and a Bachelor of Business Management, earned through the University of Phoenix and an AAS degree in Electronics Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force. Mike is a member of the Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society.

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