I’ve read that the Problogger Darren Rowse has a folder called "posts in progress", which is filled with text files of half finished posts. In the past, I never followed the practice and thought it wasn’t just worth it. But, after I started using Windows Live Writer, I started saving a lot (really, a lot) of drafts. Sometimes a new idea for a post comes to my mind when browsing some site, chatting with friends, writing another post, eating snacks and even during the middle of a sleep. Whenever it does, I just open my Windows Live Writer and jot down my ideas into a post and press the "Save Draft" button. As its the case with Darren, some of these are just the post titles. Others have few points that need to be expanded.
The result ? I now have a large list of ideas for posts in the coming weeks. Just that I’ve to spend some time in expanding each into an actual post. :) But, that doesn’t take as much time as it takes to think an idea for a new post.
Also, whenever I open my Windows Live Writer (it happens often), this list of drafts stand right in front of my eyes. So, I’m tempted to open them, motivated to write them. The serve as my goals. And also provide some real motivation. After all, that is what all bloggers need. So, if you are not already drafting, start doing from today. :)
PS : Even when writing this post, an idea to write a post about "Left align or Right align Images for Blog Posts". So, I’ve saved a draft for that. You can expect it sometime soon.