The race was on to research everything that I found coming up for Sept. 7-9, 2012; but it fit in my DeHaan Services article, "Toronto Festivals and Events 1 Weekend After Labour Day 2012".

"Dragon Boat Racing at Wellington Waterfront" image by 4nitsirk (Kristina D.C. Hoeppner)
Dragon boat racing is just one event in Toronto for the weekend after Labour Day. Four street festivals compete for our attention, along with vegetarians and a visual art exhibit that's closing at the Papermill Gallery.

Publicity for Toronto after Labour Day 2012

Naturally my Xanga blog ("Toronto's Busy Weekend After Labour Day 2012") mentions my article also.

A Writing Tip about Research

Today's writing tip is that sometimes it pays to do a batch of research in one shot, then write the articles later.

A few days ago, I researched many of the Toronto events for September, and sorted them chronologically. I also ensure that I had images to go with most, if not all, of these festivals.

Today, with the deadline for offering guidance for the upcoming weekend, it was a swift matter to write the various sections for my article.

Admittedly, I did follow up and cross-check today...and found a couple of street festivals that had escaped my first sweep. But I would have been at a total loss without the prior research.

Regardless of your blog's subject matter, try researching more material than you need for just the next article, but save all the reference links. Later, write one article at a time but just re-check the references you had already found.

Not everyone will benefit from this; but this approach is especially helpful if you have to break up your writing efforts anyway. Rather than getting half-way through a combined "research plus write" session, stick to research one time and then write the next. If it helps, great; if not, my apologies but you're one step further in self-knowledge.

That still does not help me get to four street festivals, an art exhibit, vegetarian cuisine and Dragon Boat races in one weekend; but at least I know what I'm missing.
9/30/2012 11:34:02 pm

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