I often write blog posts when I am procrastinating. It's not like I sit down here with the intention of doing it, but it happens.
In a way, they act as a good primer to me actually sitting down and working on a novel or a short story. It's also good insurance, because if I talk about it here, then I kind of have to get it done; otherwise, I look like a jackass.
Maybe I do anyways, I don't know. I am sure there are some out there who think that.
*Thumbs nose at those people*
As a primer, though, it is like taking a shit before going to eat an expensive restaurant.
I will let you use your imagination on that one. Otherwise, I would probably be forced to fire myself as the blogger and replace myself with 40 Specially Trained Ecuadorian Mountain Llamas.