Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could produce content quickly without compromising on the quality of the piece? In this article we will look at how to write blog posts faster to maximize your content output.
Not everyone will have the natural ability to smash out 5 – 10 blog posts a day. I’m sit sort of in the middle section of this range – some days I can write a post in 20 minutes whilst other days I struggle for at least an hour.
But for some people even an hour or two is not enough to get their writing complete. For these people time is the major bottleneck to their blogging success.
The Snail Versus The Machine
Some people do a cracking job of making you think they have been hard at it all day. You know the ones – they make their way through a task that lasts about 2 hours and then sit back puffing and wheezing like they’ve just discovered the meaning of life.
Then there’s the machine-type people – these are the people most likely to succeed in the online world!
They get up every day and they ATTACK what is put in front of them. In their mind there are not enough hours in the day and no matter what they produce it will never be enough!
So ask yourself this – what do you want to be?
Do you want to be a snail that creates the illusion of hard work or do you want to be a machine that smashes through everything the internet puts in front of them?
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Tips on How to Write Blog Posts Faster
The following tips are a checklist I usually try to stick to as often as possible. They help keep me in line and keep my production levels at a peak I am satisfied with:
- Don’t Let Ideas Slip – Once you have an idea in your head you have about a four hour window to record it in. If I had a dollar for every idea I forgot I’d be driving a Ferrari by now! Use anything you can get your hands on and make sure it is small and mobile. I use a little notepad and a mini-pen I pinched from a local betting shop ( I don’t bet – I only went in there to nab a pen! ). Other bloggers I know like to use the voice recorder function on their smart phones to record their post ideas. Try your best not to have your ideas spread all over different places because that only adds to the disorder.
- Nice & Tidy – My girlfriend loves to live in chaos – maybe it’s a female thing! It drives me nuts and I’m sick of picking up health food wrappers from kitchen surfaces. I’m the opposite – I can’t work within a battlefield. The condition of a person’s environment is a direct reflection of how they handle their own thoughts. The area you use as an office area ( where you do 99% of your typing ) should always be clutter free with no distractions on the table.
- Make The Competition Friendly – There’s no point looking at a competitors article and thinking ‘Man…I wish I’d thought of this!’. Read the article thoroughly, steal the idea and then make the article better in your own words. Competitors are awesome allies without even knowing it – I get at least 10 ideas a day from rivals in my niche and I soon outrank them with my version of their starting block. There’s nothing wrong with this as long as you are not copying them. You want to be putting your own spin on what they are trying to get across and offer MORE than them.
- You Are Not Shakespeare – People don’t want to come online to read a thesis by Stephen Hawking. People want to come online and find info that’s provided in a conversational style post. This is what makes the internet world turn round and round – interaction with content! Let it flow when you are writing and don’t be afraid of how it’s going to turn out when you are halfway through. When you complete a piece you will KNOW if it’s crap or not – you won’t be able to kid yourself. Just sit back and write from the heart – don’t be afraid of what’s coming out of you!
- The Long-Winded Guy – Don’t be this sort of guy! It’s common for bloggers to think that they need at least a 1000 words on every post or article – not true! In many instances Google prefers to see posts that are all different lengths as it makes the site appear a lot more natural. I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve read an article only to think ‘This could have been fitted into three paragraphs!’. People want an answer to the query they type into a search engine – they don’t want to be taken around the block to find that answer!
These are the 5 points I stick to when I want to become that blogging MACHINE! Do you have any thoughts on how to write blog posts faster? Is there a certain method you use to turn into a blogging MACHINE? Please leave your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below.