How to Write Blog Posts Faster, Better, and Easier than Ever!
Learning how to write blog posts faster is high up on my list of business goals for 2017. It’s really high-priority this month because I feel like it’s setting the tone for the year. If I can up my writing speed, while maintaining high-quality content, I’ll be able to not only grow my blog and income but also free up time for relaxation and recreation.
So what I’m doing is participating in a writing productivity challenge. A month-long, self-paced program that’s geared toward eliminating blocks like overwhelm and writer’s block and shows how to research, plan, and write content lickety-split. Yes, please!
Here’s the thing: I know how to research and write well (at least I think so, IMHO) but I just want to know how to write blog posts faster than I do now. Like, “10 posts a day” fast. I want to be a productive, content-creating master.
And the great thing about this challenge is that…
- I have the choice of going it solo or participating with everyone else in the group.
- Tiff is flexible and adjusts her training based on what’s happening in the challenge in real-time, meaning better quality coaching for us!
- I can go at my own pace – at the time of this writing, I’m 3 days behind, but I can start at day 1. I can catch up or not, but I have a choice.
- No matter when you take this challenge – or any others! – you get real-time help. Tiff is available via comments and her contact form whenever you’re ready and she always goes above and beyond to help.
- You up YOUR game. This is not about how much content I can write, it’s about writing better and faster than I do now…whatever that means for me.
This is all part of my big-picture strategy. I have plans to grow not only The Savvy Blogger, but also my niche sites. And I need to be able to produce really good content quickly.
How to Write Blog Posts Faster than You Do Now
Now this post isn’t just about me taking this challenge. I do know how to write pretty fast and here I’ll share how I do it. Though my strategy may be simple, it’s effective and it’s how I got through getting my degree online and how I write as much content as I do.
I’m just going to list out my basic steps and if you guys want me to go into detail, drop me a line in the comments and let me know. I can always expand on these in future posts.
- Do a brain dump and get all of my ideas down on paper.
- Choose a post topic to brainstorm.
- Brainstorm ideas off the top of my head, including personal stories and experience I can include.
- Research my topic online looking for additional ideas/info to include. <— THIS is key!
- Create a basic outline. <— And THIS is key!
- Write the post.
- Edit the post.
- Create my graphics (I use PicMonkey most of the time, sometimes I’ll use Stencil and Canva too.)
- Promote on social media.
That’s the structured list.
The other way I know how to write blog posts fast is right off the top of my head. I pay attention to questions I get asked or struggles I see in forums and on social media and I write about them. I pay attention to my intuition and I write about things I’m compelled to write about.
Sometimes, I can create a post in 15 minutes, sometimes one good blog post takes me a whole day…or more.
And I spend a lot of time working on creating unique photos because I use Pinterest as part of my blog marketing plan.
Finally, I have a list of blog post types and prompts I rely on to sort of jump start my creativity when I feel stuck. I plan on doing an upcoming post about LOTS of different post types I use but you can find some great ones in this no-brainer blogging strategy.
The Other Piece of the Puzzle…Consistency
It doesn’t matter how fast you can write a blog post if you’re not consistent. This is a “do as I say, not as I do” moment for me because I haven’t been too consistent over the last month. But before that, I was committed to at least a post a week, more likely 2-3.
I recommend posting at least once a week, minimum. I believe that if you’re blogging for income, this is the minimum committment you need to make. If you can only post every other week, do that. But know that you need a lot of content to get traffic, grow your list, and make money and if you’re posting once a month, that’s 12 posts a year and you’re not going to see much income with that (unless you are a rockstar at SEO and are hardcore promoting and networking on social media, but that’s another topic!)
However often you can post, do it consistently and you’ll be glad you do.
Want to Learn How to Write Blog Posts Faster?
If you want to learn how to write blog posts faster, I invite you to join me in the writing and productivity challenge! It’s happening now, but no matter when you join, I’ll be right there with you (you’ll probably see my comments!) and you can always connect with me in the challenge or right here on the blog.
Related Reading and Resources
In addition to writing fast, you also want to know how to structure your content for optimal engagement, how to write blog posts that convert and make you money, and you want to know how to optimize your blog posts with keywords and SEO.
I also mentioned I’m using Pinterest as one of my main marketing strategies, right? In this post, I share top tips from rock star bloggers. You’ll love it.
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