Blogging is a great way for one to reflect on various topics they are interested in, however it can take a lot of time, if you have something you want to speak about and you are passionate about you will want to put time and effort into your writing.
For me preparation takes anything from a half hour to two hours, depending on the topic at hand.
Try to write a rough draft, and then choose visual materials or links that you have found and most of all like, all of this takes time, and this needs to be taken into consideration especially if you publish your post via social media sites.
Time is also short in some cases particular topics can be circling the media and getting picked up and discussed so you may need to be quick as many professionals are thinking and creating a similar response.
Depending on the topic I find it is good to find a certain voice to blog in, you really have to be passionate about what you are talking about and really know the topic that you are covering.
Practice makes perfect, as you move through different styles of blogging and choosing many themes for your blog it will become easier I find that after 6 months or a year I need to review and reflect on my blog and see if changing pages and posts is needed.
As time moves on you will find that some of the posts were really badly written, don’t delete them improve them, add to them, make your blog better than it was 6 or 12 months previous.