Hi everyone!! When it comes to writing my posts I am pretty much simple. I have two different ways of writing them. But I also stick to some other rules regarding writing in English so keep reading if you’re interested.
Writing About Nail Polish
When I write about nail polish, I first take the photos and then write everything down.
If I do the swatching I always take my notebook beforehand and write down all the names of the polishes I am going to swatch. And when I start swatching, I write my notes in that notebook, so that when I write the review in to WordPress I don’t forget anything important about the polish I swatched one or two days ago. I usually swatch polish in the evening, but I sometimes do it in the morning too. Never in the afternoon, because the kids are at home and it’s impossible to polish my nails when they’re around :).
And if I am doing the nail art, then I usually plan it ahead. I draw it with a pencil in to my notebook or planner. Sometimes the image in my head is so vivid that I don’t have to translate it on to the paper. I just make it happen on nails. I also do my nail arts in the evening, so that the polish properly dries overnight and I can wear that mani. If I don’t have the time in the evening or if I’m feeling too exhausted, then I do it in the morning. But that way I always remove it afterwards, because if I didn’t I wouldn’t be able to do anything around the house for hours. And that’s not an option.
And with both, swatches and nail art, I always first take the photos, edit them and then write the post. You know, you can’t write about something if you don’t see it (nail art).
Writing About Other Stuff
When I write posts like this one or lifestyle or beauty, I usually write it beforehand. I don’t need to get inspired by photos, it’s usually the other way around. The text inspires photos for such posts. I did it with this one. I wrote almost the whole article in to my notebook. Yes, I never write in to my computer, because inspirations come at most impossible times. Usually with my girls around and the second I sit behind the desk, they come around and have me do like million things or they want to sit in my lap and that’s impossible for me to write and concentrate. But when I write in to my notebook or planner (by the way that planner we got at Beautiful Bloggers MeetUp 2016 is amazing for that, so thank you Nika ;)), they leave me alone. So I do it the old fashioned way, pencil and paper. And it’s more personal that way too. You get to see all the correcting and adding, but in computer you just delete it and it’s all gone.
I never, ever first write in Slovene and then translate to English. I always write it down in English, even in my notebook. And I always think in English and write. I never translate in my head. It’s something my English teacher in High School taught us: never ever write in Slovene and then translate to English, because sentences in both languages are configured differently and it can end up sounding pretty horribly. If you already have an article written and you need to translate it, that’s different, you can’t change that. But if you’re writing from scratch, then start with English straight away.
Writing Drafts In WordPress
I never use Word or some other writing application, because when you copy paste it to WordPress it can end up looking strange. And then you have to edit it in html, because normal editing doesn’t work. So write your posts in whatever platform you are using for your blog and never in Word or similar applications.
What about you, if you’re a blogger, how do you write your posts? Do you have any tricks?
Thank you for reading and I hope I showed you a bit how I write my posts. It is a tiny bit, because photo editing is another story which takes up a lot of time, so writing posts is really not that time consuming, but very important part.