I wonder if one way of helping the process of blogging is to separate the tools you use for writing and for publishing.
Here’s what I mean – when I use WordPress’ editor to compose a post from scratch, I am using the same software to write my content and to publish it.
I have nothing against the WordPress editor, by the way – it’s excellent. But I find that when I use it, I feel under a bit more pressure to get what I am writing finished, so I can hit that big publish button and be done with it.
Using a separate tool to compose the post, then transfer it to WordPress for publication makes the writing process a bit of a calmer affair.
I can still edit my content in the WordPress editor where I spot mistakes, or to add images, links and that sort of thing. The bulk of composition however, takes place in a different editor.
At the moment I mostly use Byword on the Mac and iOS for writing posts, which are then copied to WordPress.
What do you think? Am I talking nonsense – or do you also find that separating writing and publishing is helpful?