Blogging Insights – Planning or Pantzing?

Tanya is the host of Blogging Insights

TODAY’S QUESTION 

Do you outline your posts (planning) or do you just go ahead by the seat of your pants (pantzing) ?

I like the word, Pantzing!

I am more of a planner than an impulse writer. I plan my posts at least one day in advance. But sometimes, I run short of time, inspiration, or prompts, and then I do Pantzing!

Before I go to sleep, I make sure that all my posts for the next day are written, proof-read, and pre-scheduled. Otherwise, I get stressed out and worry that I will have to scramble to write the posts on the same day. It’s part of my self-diagnosed OCD, where I need to plan for the next day in detail. This was one of the reasons that I stopped doing the daily prompts posts, in which I used to combine 3-5 prompts from the same day and write a post. It was generating stress and sometimes I would write below par posts.

For me, planning is the key to stress-free blogging. Another factor also plays a role in making planning important for me and that are my grandmotherly duties. I don’t know when I would be asked to look after one of my grandkids, and I have to make sure that my blog is not neglected.

I wrote this post today, so I’d call this Pantzing! Lol

(Both Grammarly and autocorrect had lot of issues with Pantzing)

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28 thoughts on “Blogging Insights – Planning or Pantzing?

  1. I used to work really hard to post every day, but that was just too much work. Now I just write what comes to me with very little, if any, planning. Sometimes I don’t post because I have other stuff to do, or I just don’t want to put the effort into it. This is just a fun past-time for me, nothing award-worthy, just something I like to do. What I like best about blogging is getting to know people I would otherwise never meet. That you post so often is quite amazing.

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  2. I am definitely a pantzer. I often compose my posts almost in their entirety at night when I can’t sleep. When I get up the next day, the posts practically write themselves!

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    1. That’s so good, Laurie. What ever good ideas come to me during the night, evaporate without a trace till morning. I can’t remember of that great idea I had just before sleeping.

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  3. I don’t blame autocorrect and Grammarly. Pantzing is a term concocted by writers . I don’t know who was the first to use it. I first came across it in a YouTube video.

    While I was writing my own response to the question I thought of using you as a perfect example of a planner. Then I thought it best to let you say it in your own response if you wanted to.

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