Sometimes when Kait and I are chatting about blogging she’ll say something about ripping out a post. She posts almost every single day. Not an easy thing to do in a way that’ll have people coming back for more, but she does it and does it well. She’s got the talent, and it is a talent, to take a thought/point of view and turn it into something very readable and interesting. There are no set categories on her blog unless you call Whatever’s on Kait’s Mind a category. I think it’s pretty damn awesome she can do this. Now, lest you think this is just a pointless bootysmoochingpalooza post, I do have a point.
Last Thursday I wrote a post about Lee Child’s secret to success and the response was quite good. Lots of people stopped by the blog and I got a bunch mentions and compliments.
I spent almost no time writing it.
I read a cool article about Lee Child and was compelled to write. Usually I either spend a few hours writing and rewriting a post or write little bits here and there until I think it’s ready. I go through all this because I don’t want anyone to feel like they’ve had their time wasted here. And, hey, I like it when people leave one of my posts with something positive.
I’m thinking becoming a Post Ripper is something I can learn by doing. If I’m thinking something, I’ll write it. Doesn’t always mean it’ll be post worthy, but who knows what I’ll come up with?