Your question: So you've been blogging for a long time now. You have more than three blogs you seem to keep up to date. What do you do after you publish a post? Do you tweet it immediately? Do you continue to edit? Do you admire your work?
My humble answer: Great question. First of all I think it should be known I write because I love to write. I love my blogs because they are the few things in my life I feel I have complete control over (most of the time anyway). Yet another interesting thing about the way I write blog posts is I rarely write the same day something is posted. Usually I get in a writing mood one day a week, or two, or three. It's on those days where I sit and write all the ideas that have piled up in my head. Often during the course of the week I take notes as I'm working. Sometimes I come up with ideas when taking a shower, or when I wake up in the night, and I take notes. So one day a week I sit down and create posts. Then I set them to be scheduled for a certain date.
There is this sense of pride when I look at my blog and read my daily post. I usually do reread it to make sure it's saying what I intend, although usually by the time it's published that job (and any editing) is completed. Although quite often these days, in the hustle and bustle of life, I am too busy to get a chance to admire my work. So you can see, for this reason mistakes may be made. In essence, in this way, I may actually write something I might intend to one day take out so I don't get in trouble by what I say, or don't offend. If I had an editor this would be his job.
Another neat thing about blogging is many bloggers like to promote their blog posts through emails (spam), Facebook or Twitter. I do some of this, but for the most part I like my writing to stand on it's own. I believe if something I write is worth reading people will find it on their own.
I love my blog and I'm proud of my work. Usually I just leave it at that.
This post was written as part of NHBPM – 30 health posts in 30 days: http://bit.ly/vU0g9J