I had the opportunity to chat with one of the blogosphere’s biggest names, Darren Rowse. (ranked 54 on Technorati)
Even though he’s holidaying on a beach, a new ProBlogger post has elicited a fair bit of attention.
Darren Rowse – ProBlogger.net
In How to Generate High Quantities of Content for Your Blog, he backtracks to a post in his early days.
Bloggers should have both post quantity and quality.
As a DigitalKeiretsu blogging mentor, I’m ask my guys who’re keen to build their blogging cred to generate 3-4 quality posts daily.
Imagine my…shock? when Darren says he used to put out “20-30 posts per day” !
It can be a dicey issue balancing quality and quantity.
But I think a lot of people just don’t get it.
The writing process.
It doesn’t have to be a painful 1 hour process to put out 400 words!
As a journalist I used to put out up to 4-5 solid articles each day.
Some of them hit 800 words. All necessary, no fluff. Just the facts or opinion.
I know if you’re a disciplined writer, quality AND quantity
should will not be an issue.
In an earlier ‘experiment’, I generated 58 pages of original content in a 24 hour period.
That would be an easy 80 blog posts?
And there’s a method to this writing madness.
If you plan your writing methodically, and employ a few accelerated learning techniques, you’ll find you easily break a lot of mental barriers.
These barriers are ones we set upon ourselves.
During my reporter days, I could easily write an 800 word article in the space of an hour.
Many such articles were subsequently syndicated by Bloomberg, Cnet and the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation).
Should blogging be any different?
Checking out the conversation at Digg regarding Darren’s post:
It’s generated quite a firestorm of discussion. (274 diggs at the time of this writing)
I’ve dugg it and will go through it.
On a sidenote: I was asking the ProBlogger about the next writing project. (I got a whole bunch of traffic from that!) and I got some insider info.
Here’re the words from the man himself:
Darren Rowse says:
yeah – sometime in December or late November