I often get asked when do I find the time to blog. The answer rather self-evidently is right now. I, with the not inconsiderable assistance of a 747 and trained crew, am flying at 31,000 feet en route to Singapore. Whichever direction one leaves from New York, it is a long flight.
So the question might more provokingly be asked, why don't I write War and Peace or A Rembrance of Things Past rather than a measly couple of paragraphs. Well, again the answer is obvious - because I can't.
I have previously written on why I started and continue this blog (see Recursive Loops: A Blog on Blogging); today I simply tackle the "how." I write mostly on airplanes and occasionally on the ground late at night. I typically write the prospective piece as an email to myself, these days on my iPad. This provides me a ready spell-checker and an easy means to later upload to the server that hosts this blog. I am not a brilliant time manager, but I get a lot done because I am not lazy and at work I have an outstanding team.
When I started blogging over five years ago, one of my staff suggested that it could be ghost-written and then run through Legal, Marketing, Communications, etc. With the exception of good ideas which I borrow freely, the text is unfortunately all mine. This certainly means that it will never rival Tolstoy or Proust, but at least it is faithful to my voice.