These days, I find myself writing only a few posts in a month. Luckily, they tend to be long so I am producing some content, but I could do better. Nanowrimo is coming and I have to get ready for that.
Boingboing has a post about setting a goal of 1000 words a day for your blog(s). It is something I need to aim for.
This word count is not impossible. It’s about two pages of standard paper a day. At first, do not surpass this word count. This is an endurance race, not a sprint. The recommended dosage of 1,000 words a day is doable by the average writer, is a concrete number for you to strive toward, and is about as much as your audience can read in a day. Do not do less, either. This is a regimen. You need to get used to producing this much content quickly and without complaint. Consider using a speech recognition tool: you’ll be pounding out words without pounding on the keyboard. In fact, you’ll find that by speaking your posts you often write more than you originally intended.
This also brings up an important point: writing for blogs is conversational.