Writing in a second language is never easy. It’s even harder when I’m not that good in terms of articulating myself, but I guess it’s good to think out loud and admit my struggles.
I spend 7-8 hours per post (not this one), sometimes longer. Researching and re-arranging thoughts consume most of the time. Word choice comes next, and oftentimes I try to look up for synonyms of whichever word popping into my head. There has to be more than one way to describe things. This is not to fake the language skill. The original idea of me starting this blog was to learn. The thing is, although my vocabulary gets richer overtime, it still takes forever for me to write because I won’t stop searching for new words or new ways of saying.
After publishing a new post (finally), I’d hold my breadth to see how many have clicked. It hurts a little when the post views outnumber the likes. Sometimes I’d wonder why one post gets fewer likes than another regardless of how much time and efforts were spent on it.
I do have great admiration for fellow bloggers who can publish so frequently and draw in dozens, even hundreds of likes and comments. It hit me like WOW, how did they do it! Will that day come to me? 🙂
Tell me about your experience. Did you face any struggle when first starting a blog? How long do you usually work on each post? How to write faster?