How To Easily Write A Blog Post Super Fast
Blogging is time-consuming, right?
Well no actually. Let me dispel this myth.
You can write blog posts quickly and easily.
And the more you write the quicker you will get.
Some bloggers advise you can write a blog post in 20 minutes or less. I’m going to be truthful. While this may be something to aspire to, it’s going to be unrealistic for the blogger starting out.
However, I think with practice and some inside know-how, writing a decent blog post in about an hour (with editing and rereading included) is an achievable goal.
Imagine, an hour a day for 30 days and you could have 30 amazing blog posts. This is a tremendous starting point for any blogger.
Here are 10 top tips to help.
1.) Write What You Know
When you pick a topic, make sure it’s a subject you know inside out. This will cut out research time. Your writing will flow easily. You won’t have to stop and think about what you need to write next.
2.) Make Your Post Specific
Be clear about what you are trying to achieve when before you start. Have a goal. A good way to do this is to think of a solution to a specific problem you’d like to offer.
If you aren’t specific enough in what you write the danger is that you end up going off in a tangent, which is time consuming. And your blog post won’t have a good structure which will mean more editing.
3.) Have a simple structure or template to follow
At school, you are taught that when you write there must be a beginning, a middle and an end. Blog posts are no exception.
A good way to ensure your blog post has a structure is to have an outline or template to follow.
A numbered post (like this one) is a good way to do this.
I know before I wrote this post, that it will have 10 points. I knew before I began, what I am trying to achieve, where the bulk of my text will be and how it will end. My readers will also be clear on this when the are reading the post.
Other ideas to structure your posts could be:
1.) A How To Post (a list of steps inside the post can give you an outline to follow)
2.) A review article (have a list of questions you are going to answer to give you an outline)
3.) Frequently Asked Questions post (a set number of questions and answers you have on the topic)
5.) Comparison Post : …… vs …… For example, Blogging Vs Youtube – which is best?
6.) Number… of mistakes post …… For example, 11 Obvious Mistakes Many Blogger Make When They First Start Out.
4.) Ensure you are clear of distractions and interruptions.
While I’m trying to write this blog post quickly, I have made one big mistake. I am at home and surrounded by kids and my husband who keep interrupting me. (In my defense, I am writing this in the middle of the Covid19 lockdown, so I don’t have a lot of choice!
Each time I get interrupted, I lose my place and it takes time to regain my flow.
5.) Consider a transcribe tool.
This may not work for everybody, but dictating your words rather than typing them out can be a quicker and easier way to write.
There are numerous apps you can download on your phone which will transcribe what you say as you say it. One I use is a free app called “Live and Transcribe”.
Use a transcribe app to write down your post and then copy and paste it into wordpress.
6.) Use a Conversational Tone in Your Blog.
When you’re taught to write at school, a varied vocabulary and writing eloquently is very important. Thankfully, in blogging it is not!
Internet readers often like to scan a page. They are looking for information, an answer to a question or a solution to a problem. Writing in a conversational tone is easier for them to read and find what they are looking for. They are also more likely to relate to you when you are writing.
So don’t worry about extensive vocabulary or impressive descriptions. Writing in a conversational tone is quicker and internet readers prefer it.
Also, be simple when you write. You don’t need lots of words to get a point across. Keep it to the point and quick to read.
This article on the day you became a better writer by Scott Adams, is brilliant for showing you how you can write quickly with few words.
7.) Have a Headline Formula.
The title is one of the most important parts of your blog post. It needs to be one that google searchers will click on. It is imperative it attracts their attention and they want to find out what comes next.
It can be very, very easy to spend a long time debating on what this amazing title should be.
The good news is, that you can have a headline formula that makes picking one quick and easy. Here is a good example to get you started
Number: 10 (or other number)
Adjective: creative, amazing, brilliant
Noun: Tips/ Tricks/ Hacks
Verb: To write, read, pick
Adjective: an ideal, the perfect, an awesome
Ensure each headline has a benefit so readers know exactly what they will be getting in return for spending time reading your article.
8.) Set a Timer.
Have you heard of Parkinson’s law?
Parkinson’s law is the adage that “work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion”.
If you have lots of spare time available, it can be inevitable you fill it “faffing about”.
Set yourself a realistic time frame – an hour to complete the bulk of writing for your post. And stick to it.
9.) Have a preplanned conclusion.
Like the title, the conclusion can be one of the most time draining parts of writing a blog post. But it is also one of the most important. It is where you may part with your reader and you want them feeling inspired and wanting to come back for more. Not bored and drained!
Having a conclusion formula or 2 or 3 ways to end your blog posts can make blogging much quicker and easier. Here are a few ways:
1.) Have an amazing quote to inspire your reader and finish with a bang
2.) Finish with your post with another inspiring tip.
10.) Avoid Perfection.
If you want to write quickly, you have to make it good enough but do not worry about having the perfect blog post. Perfection is the perfect way to drain time.
If your blog post offers some nuggets of your aquired wisdom and some tips and advice it’s good enough.
If the post is easy to read, with no spelling or grammar errors it’s good enough.
It doesn’t need to be the best thing every written…
Have confidence. And hit publish.
The Ending (and a bonus tip)
So there you have it, 10 useful tips to help you write a blog post quickly and easily.
But as I promised, don’t let your blog post ending wimper out on you. According to a study done by Dr. John Noakes, short sentences in blog articles boosted content readability by 58%
Keep blog sentences short. Start with short, snappy and compelling lines. And finish with them too.
Start Writing. Keep Going. End well.