Do you do extensive research? Or just a bit and let your writing skills do the rest?
I write 2 to 3 articles per week for an online website. I have not really gotten the right style that works for me in terms of research and writing. Sometimes, I would do a lot of research, and then after I'v written the article, realize that I've used little of the research I made. Then there are times that I start with my writing, only to pause, then go back and research something about the item I am writing about. It kind of messes up with my writing momentum.
Do you have any tips or trick on how to effectively research and write that works for any particular topic of article? I find that with my system now, 3 times out of 5, I waste a lot of time for reasons that I took too long in my research, or I kept on inerrupting my writing groove/train of thought while writing.