How Long Does It Take You To Post?

The Sogo building in Taipei, Taiwan, seen from the Muzha MRT line. The Muzha line is elevated and I had to adjust the settings so I could take this photo. You can recognize the red glow of the Sogo sign. Taken on the 27th of January 2007 with a Nikon D200 and a 18-35mm lens. Part of the Muzha MRT Series 1.

From personal experience, it really varies.

Some posts like the Isolating Yourself At Work and the Blade Running were written pretty quickly in response to some events in my life.

Others like my stories Post Mortem and Galactic Rim took a lot long to write, and required a lot of editing as well. The preliminary research and notes I take on children and their minds also take a lot more time.

I can write posts in the morning, in the afternoon or at night.

It depends on my mood.

For most of the fiction writing, I do this best at night, alone, with no disturbances. I like to get myself a tea buzz going and sit back and watch the words appear out of my head, edit them, make them stronger. The thing is I know that I am a writer. That’s it.

A good one? I don’t know. I think I may have a spark or two here and there, but anything else, well that will have to wait. Ideally, I would also enjoy getting a masters in Litterature and just writing a novel for my thesis. That sounds like a lot of fun. And, with the possibility of getting paid while studying here in Taiwan, it is hard to say no.

There was a time when I said that I would never go back to school. Now, I have ambitions of trying to do a masters or two as well as a doctorate. My wife will be proud, she is always happy to hear that I am bettering myself. She said that I would make a kick ass principal in Canada. I don’t know about that. After our life in Taiwan, when we have our children, I plan on moving back to Canada to “retire” young.

One of the great joys in life is when you no longer have to work out of necessity but out of love.

Some people think of posts as art, others think of them as work.

I am happy to say that for me, I have never considered posting work. But I am aware that a lot of people do. There are professional bloggers out there and at one point last year, I really wanted to be one. Right now, I no longer have the desire or the time to do it.

BTW, most of my photos have uploaded, but I am having a few problems with Zooomr. I just can’t seem to rotate the photos anymore. I have tried a few times from different computers, using Firefox and IE. I have sent a notice to Zooomr HQ about this.


Author: range

I'm mathematician/IT strategist/blogger from Canada living in Taipei.

2 thoughts on “How Long Does It Take You To Post?”

  1. I usually write my posts in my lunch hour and they take 30-60 minutes to write. The longer “serious” ones can easily take 2 hours although I try not to spend more time that that on them or all my time would be swallowed up. Like you, I don’t consider them work – they’re halfway between fun and some creative urge that just has to be let loose.

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