What happens after I press publish?
NHBPM Day 4 Prompt: What happens after you press “publish.” Write about your post-blog-writing process. Do you immediately tweet a link? Email it to everyone? Re-read it for spelling errors?
On the surface, my writing process is fairly simple. I get an idea, I think about it some, and then site down to write the post. The idea could come from an experience during doctor visits, things that strike me during chats with friends, from reading something online or offline, etc… And sometimes, I just need to vent.
Now, it may come as a surprise to some, but I struggle with just sitting down at the computer and typing out a post. And more often than not, the long and more hard hitting posts on MHD have started on paper. Yes, there are people in the world who still use paper and pen for writing, and I’m one of them. Call me old fashioned if you must, but when the last microchips of my computers have stopped working, I’ll still be able to write.
Now then, once I’ve managed to get my post into WordPress and have proof read it again, the events that happen upon clicking publish are pretty simple. Upon that click, the title and link of the blog post are automatically posted to Twitter via the WordPress to Twitter plugin I have installed on my blog. There is also a page for My Diabetic Heart on Facebook, and a link is posted there as well by way of an RSS feed.
I do tend to retweet my blog posts throughout the day to ensure that all of my followers have a chance to see it. Hey, we all have different schedules and different times that we are on twitter, right?
And once the post is published, tweeted and otherwise promoted, followers slowly trickle by to read it. And some readers even leave comments. 🙂
This post was written as part of NHBPM – 30 health posts in 30 days: http://bit.ly/vU0g9J