In the past few weeks, I feel that I have been held back from writing blogs due to the potentially time consuming process – the writing of blogs. The root of the problem comes from the fact that I tend to be slower than almost everybody (if not all) when it comes to writing.
Even today, I still don’t know the reason that causes the "problem", which has been with me since the first time that I had to write several sentences together (a paragraph). I could still remember that it was when I was the first or the second grade (6-7 years old), I needed to write paragraph(s) to describe something for homework — a trip, a dream, my family, my room, my house, etc. (Rather mindless topic as everyone can see. Oh, I have done all those topics listed above at that age. XD ) I would spend hours and hours to just fill a small section of the page. In college, I still have the same difficulty in my writing classes. You have no idea how much I wish to be like those who can finish several pages in one or two hours, BUT I guess I will have to live with this inconvenvience (for the rest of my life).
To give you a sense of "time", a short piece of blog (less than 10 sentences) will take me in a range from 30 minutes to 1+ hour, and a median blog (1+ paragraph w/ 10+ sentences) will require 3+ hours. However, a “big” one, which requires some researches and designs in layout, will need at least 5-6 hours, or very likely more than 8 hours. All the time is only for the first draft with some minor or no revision. Currently, I have several topics that I like to share, but I can easily spend 8 hours or more on each topic. Writing blog (or writing anything) indeed is a time consuming process.