Bloggers are busy people. We have families, businesses and our social (offline) commitments, and then we have our blogs.
All these requirements on our time literally stretches us to the limit in opposite directions.
To make things worst, we have just 24 hours in a day and the last time I checked, there was no sure way of increasing it.
Despite our busy schedules, we have to write – prolifically.
Day in day out the writing demands pile up and we cannot help but look with envy at other writers who seem on top of their craft.
But it does not have to be that way. If others can write blog posts fast, then so can you.
All that is needed is for you to model their strategy and replicate it in your business.
Easier said than done? I know. That is why I have made this step by step guide to reduce that task to ABC.
By using this strategy I have been able to write as much as five guest posts in a day, and so can YOU.
Writing Blog Posts Fast
1. Have a Schedule You Stick to
One of the biggest roadblocks to fast blogging is occupational – most bloggers find it practical to write on a computer and as we all know, the computer can be a place full of many distractions.
When you have scheduled time you want to use for blogging, do not use it for anything else, not even research.
Close all programs on your computer except your text editor. That includes your browsers and chat program.
Have two laptops, one for browsing and the other for writing.
If you cannot purchase two laptop computers, then at least disconnect from the Internet before you start writing. This tip can increase your productivity five folds.
2. Have a Cache of Topic Ideas
Never put yourself in the position where your post is due and you are there waiting for an idea to drop from someplace into your head – that is wasted time.
Moreover, most posts written under a tight deadline turn out to be crappy as the tension under which it was forged leaves tell-tale signs.
Create an Excel document where you stack up post ideas as they come.
That way, when you need to write all you have to do is open up the document to get a topic idea out!
If you want to make it super easy, you can install the WordPress Editorial Calendar.
This will help you see the big picture when it comes to post ideas as you will be able to plan posts for a whole month in advance, instead thinking in terms of your next blog posts.
3. Separate Your Writing Time From Research
Having knowledge of the topic can help you write productively.
Schedule your research before you start writing to ensure that you have a full grasp of the subject matter even before you start writing.
Once you start, make it a habit never to go off again for any additional details.
I know that sometimes you may really need to fill up some info on thoughts that occurred to you as you were writing.
When that happens, instead of interrupting your writing flow midway to do some more research, it is better to keep some space and continue writing the aspect of your post you are already familiar with.
At the end, you can fill in the blank space with any additional details you may get from further research.
The self-discipline you get from this technique will help improve the quality of your research and writing, saving you from the lure of unproductively straying away as soon as you reconnect to the Internet.
4. Write In Series
When you are doing your research for blog posts, tips for writing great posts, it is better to have a series in mind instead of thinking in just one-post installments.
This way you come up with more ideas that can give you up to from the work that would normally have resulted in just one post.
How about you ? What is your favorite tip for writing blog posts fast ?