It takes a lot of time to create an engaging, well-written and researched blog post.
But if you are looking to push good quality and engaging post quickly on your blog!
Then, we have got a few things that you can do to speed up your blog writing process without lowering your content quality.
Let’s get started –
Tips & Strategies to Increase Your Blog Writing Speed
Follow these tips and strategies we use on our website to write blog post faster –
1. Identify The Type of Blog Post
Structure of the blog post plays a very crucial role in post success.
You can easily identify the structure of a blog post just by reading out the title of the post.
For example, this post is a list post of tips on writing blog post content faster.
You can identify different types of structures by searching a topic on Google and check out the results. Doing so will give you a fair idea about the ideal blog post format for your topic.
What will happen if you choose the wrong blog post structure?
Well, nothing much serious. But your blog post might not perform the way you expect it to.
2. Create an Outline or Table of Contents
This is one of the basic steps that everyone follows before starting every post.
Try to break down the blog post topics into smaller sections.
For a better reference, we even created a table of contents in Google Docs for this blog post before drafting the actual content.
This step will not only help you to maintain the flow of content but will also help your readers to understand and follow the content structure easily.
3. Write Your Introduction & Conclusion in the End
An introduction is something that summarizes what you’re going to cover in the blog post.
On the other hand, a conclusion is something that is a summary of everything you have talked about in the post and what are your recommendations for your audience.
So there’s no way you know what you’re going to cover about and what you have covered about if it’s not written yet.
Plus, you can optimize your introduction and conclusion more efficiently if you write it in the end.
4. Research & Analysis
Research and analysis is the backbone of any evergreen piece of content.
We have divided this process into 3 easy steps –
- Prepare Your Facts,
- Organize Your Research, and
- Transform it into Content
A high-quality article is always a result of good research.
For example, We published an article on different types of the post content in which we mentioned some stats related to infographics.
First, we added these stats and source links in our notes while researching.
Later, we included them in the content as references while drafting the post.
Therefore, always try to organize your topic research, notes, and ideas for reference while researching.
Other benefits of adding these references are they make your post authentic.
BONUS Google also mark your post relevant and a high-quality article when you link to relevant high authority sources.
5. Write a Catchy Blog Post Introduction
An introduction is the first thing that a user interacts with after landing on the web page.
Therefore it’s super-important to create an attention-grabbing and catchy introduction.
Here are 3 tips to create super engaging introduction fast –
(a) APP Method
Brian Dean’s APP Method is one of our favorite strategies to write an effective and engaging blog post introduction.
For example, check out the introduction of How to Choose the Perfect Domain Name?.
Start your introduction with the statement/problem that a user will agree with.
Then make a promise that you have got them covered and rescue them from the problem.
And lastly, show them a preview of what you have them in the article.
(b) Keep Your Introduction Short
Try to keep your intro Short, but effective enough to force the user to read ahead.
Short intro quickly guides the user to the main content.
(c) Include Questions That Are Pain Points of a User
This is a big one. Try to include questions that your users can relate to their problems and consider as their own pain points.
6. Keep Writing and Edit Later
Editing a post is as important as writing. However, editing is a later part of the writing process.
First, you need to draft a piece of content.
It does not have to be perfect since the beginning, just make sure you keep writing it with the flow and with fewer distractions.
You can always optimize and polish it later at the time of editing.
It will only delay the writing process if you will refine your post while writing.
7. Forget About Being a Perfectionist
Just like we mentioned in the previous point, you don’t have to write a perfect blog post.
By perfect, what we mean is it’s not possible to cover everything in a single blog post.
Therefore, just make sure what you’re writing is absolutely correct and completing its intent.
Just try to avoid typos, bad grammar and spelling mistakes in your post.
8. Set a Timer & Eliminate Distractions
Setting a timer is always a best practice when writing a blog post.
Timer not only set boundaries around your post but also keeps you focused on a particular task.
We always set a timer of say 30 minutes and work on our post without stopping or any disturbances until the alarm sounds.
This speeds up our writing process and we manage and utilize our time effectively.
9. Editing & Formatting The Post Content
Here are some tips for editing and formatting your post content –
- Try to write your sentences in the passive voice.
- Write short paragraphs. We try to write 1 or 2 sentences per paragraph.
- Try to break your content into bullet points whenever possible as they are easy to scan and read.
- Highlight the important content by making them bold.
- Check for typos, grammatical mistakes, and spelling mistakes.
- Make your sentences connecting and try to create a flow that user enjoy.
Are You Ready?
Always plan before starting anything. Don’t just rush and spoil it.
The same goes for writing. If you want to speed up your writing process, then create a workflow by diving it in tasks –
- #1 – Research & Create Notes
- #2 – Table of Contents
- #3 – Write Content (Draft)
- #4 – Refine and Polish your Content (Editing + SEO Optimization)
- #5 – Check for Plagiarism, Grammatical Mistakes, Typos, and Spelling Mistakes.
- #6 – Publish it
This will definitely help you in writing more posts than you’re writing right now.
If you already have a writing process, then share it with us in the comments section.
Also, let us know in the comments below if you have any doubts or questions related to writing.