9 Ways to write blog posts faster
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Are you a slow writer? Do you want to write blog posts faster? It can be very frustrating when it takes you hours to write one blog post. Especially if you are a new blogger and still have to practice just getting words on paper.
Writing, when practiced, becomes easier with time. When I started blogging it took me hours, no, days to write one good article. Nowadays I can write a post in one to two hours. but it took some work, practice, and a lot of patience.
In this post, you will learn exactly how I did it and how you can do the same. You will learn 9 effective writing tips to speed up the process and produce quality posts in less time.
Let’s get started on 9 ways to write blog posts faster:
1. Practice writing
Write down anything that comes up in your head that’s how you get started. By getting all the junk out. Usually, the gems start flowing right after. You can always cut out what you don’t want. And you should.
Edit like a crazy person. Don’t wait for the perfect words to come, go get them. That’s how you get better and become a faster writer. Not by staring at your screen ‘thinking’.
2. Keep a list of blog topics / A Content Calendar
Let’s be honest. The reason we don’t write blog posts often is because we have no idea what to write. And that just makes us procrastinate. But if you already have a list of ideas or titles at hand, the process of creating a post becomes much easier.
Creating and building a content calendar is a great way to kick-start the writing process. Adding blog posts that you know your audience has an interest in. Doing keyword research on these topics is also a great idea. You don’t want to waste your time creating content that no one wants to read.
3. Research your post ahead of time
The research stage is where most bloggers waste their time. They spend hours reading blog posts without getting any writing done. I suggest giving yourself a time limit, 15 to 30 minutes is more than enough. Anything more than that and you are procrastinating.
Take notes then start writing. Write while the thoughts are fresh in your head. Don’t stop writing until you get all of it on paper. If you need more info, you can always go back later to check.
4. Brainstorm and outline
Brainstorming and outlining is half the battle won. All that’s left is to fill in your outline. The outline consists of your introduction, body, and conclusion.
Write a sentence or two in each. What normally happens after that is the words will just flow naturally and you will know what to say, based on your research and what you brainstorm.
5. Write your introduction
For your opening, you can start with a story, something that will hook your audience. That will keep them reading. Grab your reader’s attention enough for them to want to read on.
Then you want to state the problem and how you plan on solving it. Describe their pain point in detail. It will make it more personal and make them feel like you are personally talking to them.
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6. Just write
Don’t overthink it. Oftentimes we are too much in our head. Take a step back and just write. If you don’t you will spend hours staring at your computer screen, waiting for inspiration to strike.
Start with the problem. Then write your solutions to the problems you stated in the intro. Help your reader with their problem. That is the whole purpose of your blog post. Answering the problems they have.
Don’t think about anything other than getting all your thoughts down on paper. Especially not editing. That will come later. It will only slow you down and stop your creative juices from flowing.
7. Set a deadline and a reward
Have a set date for when you want the blog post to be done and published. Doing this will speed up the process. Any goal we set has to have a deadline. Or else we will just work on it indefinitely. Never getting it done.
I’m a procrastinator at heart. So what I do is give myself a reward whenever I finish a task. Doing this ensures I finish it within a set amount of time, so I can enjoy my reward. It’s a great feeling of accomplishment. And I can enjoy my time off without feeling guilty. Knowing I worked hard for it. Setting a reward makes me reach my deadlines faster because I can’t wait to enjoy my reward.
8. Edit and post
Editing is very important. It’s you taking your messy draft and cleaning it up. Removing all the fluff and unnecessary words that you use to help you get started.
Only after writing your draft and putting it aside for a while, will you know what and how to edit your blog post. Only edit. Don’t write. That part is done. Quickly edit and get it ready for the final stages of publishing. Adding your images, videos, internal and external links, and affiliate links before posting.
9. Except that it won’t be perfect
Nobody is perfect and neither will your posts be. Doesn’t matter how many hours you spend on it. If you wait to become a perfect writer before posting blog posts, then you won’t get anything done. Done is better than not doing anything.
Done will get you to better. Improving your writing skills. The more you do something the better at it you become. Just know that not being a perfect writer is okay. As long as you do your best to get better every day.
Conclusion to 9 ways to write blog posts faster
And there you have it, my 9 step process to writing blog posts faster. Giving you tips on how to research your post, outline, write, edit and post your brand new blog post as fast as possible. Being able to write a good blog post fast will grow your blog traffic and increase your income.
Writing blog posts should not take up all of your blogging time. One to two hours per 1000 to 2000 word post should be more than enough. Longer for longer posts. But it shouldn’t take up all of your time. Remember that people will only read this post for 2 to 10 minutes (if that).
So, deliver on what you promised. Solve the problem you promised in the title and finish your blog post. Don’t overcomplicate it.