Are you frustrated by how long it takes to write blog posts? If so, check out these seven tips for writing blog posts faster.
1. Write consistently.
One of the best ways to improve in anything is to do it consistently. Writing is certainly no exception. The more you do it, the better you’ll get and the faster you’ll get at it.
2. Stop trying to be perfect.
While there are times when it makes a lot of sense to slave over a blog posts and spend hours and hours on it, if you do that all the time, you’ll seldom publish blog posts and eventually give up.
Don’t make yourself crazy by trying to be perfect. Instead, work on creating quality content in short periods of time
3. Develop blogging routines.
There’s something about routines of any type that remove much of the thinking that has to happen when you do something. If you always start your blogging time with a specific routine, you’ll get your mind into blogging mode each time you start that routine. It’s as if routines click your brain into action, and help you spend less time trying to get into the blogging groove.
4. Use blogging templates.
Blogging templates don’t have to be anything fancy. They can be as simple as article outlines that you use for each blog post you write. For instance, you may have a format for the title, an introduction, a paragraph for 3-5 main points, and a conclusion.
5. Use a timer.
I find that playing a game of “beat the clock” can help me write blog posts faster. For instance, if I determine that I only have 30 minutes to write a blog post, I tend to focus harder and write faster.
I may need to go back later and edit the blog post a bit, but the hard work of the first draft can be done in a short amount of time that I allot, such as 30 minutes. I find that if I allot more time, I take more time.
This may be true of you also, and if that is the case, try gradually reducing the amount of time you allot until you find you can’t go any lower and still write a decent blog post.
6. Keep a steady stash of blog post ideas on hand.
A lot of time can be wasted if you start off your blogging time without a clue what you’re going to write about. That can’t be helped sometimes, but if you have a list of blog post titles all ready to go, you can hit the ground running rather than start off by staring at a blank Word document.
7. Increase your typing speed.
I’m a fast typist, and that is one of the primary ways I can write blog posts fast. While not everyone has the capacity to be a super-fast typist, most everyone has the capacity to type faster than they do right now.
This may happen naturally if you simply make a commitment to write every day, or you can invest in a typing program to increase your typing speed. Any time you invest now will pay off in the form of being able to write blog posts a lot faster down the road, so a commitment to increasing your typing speed will pay off in the long run.
What are your tips for writing blog posts faster?