Survey: How long does it take you to write an entry?

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Published on May 2, 2007 at 8:17 AM EST
Last updated on June 7, 2007 at 10:09 PM EST

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I’m a slow writer, and I know it. After an initial draft I often do several rounds of editing—sometimes I start with an outline, too. Even with short, quick entries I take my time and choose my words carefully. (Though that’s not to say I always write clearly or well!)

On average, I write between 500 and 750 words per entry, and that regularly takes me about 1 to 1-1/2 hours to write. How about you? (You can see how many words you’ve written with the free Wordometer plugin.)

Voting is closed for this survey. Results are below.

Total votes received so far: 22.

I write most entries in less than 5 minutes; keep it short and sweet. has received 2 votes, or 9%.


5-15 minutes. has received 3 votes, or 14%.


15-30 minutes—just enough to convey my message. has received 3 votes, or 14%.


In 30 minutes to 1 hour I can get an entry written. has received 10 votes, or 45%.


1 to 1-1/2 hours. has received 3 votes, or 14%.


It takes me 2+ hours. I write tomes, or don't know how to touch type! has received 1 votes, or 5%.


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