Question: To edit or iterate

I have been writing my blog in some form since about 2003. At first the having a blog was just meant as a trial of the format that I had been enjoying for years. Now that I post a bit more regularly, I have been thinking about how I write/ create content. I don’t claim to be a skilled writer just an eager one. I have struggled with how formal my writing process should be, how much prep, how many drafts ect. So I have come to the point where I am going to treat my writing as an iterative process. each post as an iteration trying to improve generally and possibly re-working previous ideas.

So here is my question:
How do you approach writing your blog, is it more edit or more iterate and why?

One thought on “Question: To edit or iterate”

  1. Definitely iterate. I try to use the <del> and <ins> tags to show revisions to the article over time. I’m not real religious about it, but I want to start making sure to do it more over time. Most browsers now, when mousing over these tags, will show the value in the datetime attribute so that readers can know when it was added/deleted.

    Then again, this might be a lot like linking and distracting your readers from the content. ;>)

    Hope this helps.

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