Anatomy of a WS Blog Post

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My best posts take about 3 hours to write, all told, usually broken into a drafting segment and a refining segment. Refining takes much longer than drafting.

So when I sit down to write a blog post, ideally, it looks like this:

Things don't always work out as planned. Some ideas refuse to be constrained, and sometimes the flow of the language takes precedence over the clear presentation I'm aiming for. And sometimes my muse just passes out and I'm left dredging mind-numbing prose out of my leaden fingers. It all depends.

Just thought I'd share. I'd love to hear about other peoples' processes and guidelines.

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