Your blog attracts new clients to your online business, helps get you get noticed by the search engine results pages, and develops a loyal set of dedicated followers. But writing content for your blog takes time.
While you shouldn’t rush your blog content just to get it done and posted to your website, there are ways to create it quickly without having to sacrifice quality. If you’re battling to keep your blog updated regularly, these 5 time saving tips will help.
1. Keep The Flow Going
The first time you write a new blog post, let the words flow without editing and enhancing as you go. Compose a complete first draft before looking for spelling mistakes or making any changes. Your writing will flow better and you’ll write quicker because you’re not constantly stopping and starting.
2. Avoid Distractions
When you write a blog post do you keep your social media pages and email open? The temptation to check these and other online notifications is very difficult to ignore. Only have websites that are related to your post’s research or topic open on your web browser when you write your next blog post.
3. Have A Plan
Don’t jump in and start a blog post without a plan of what you’re going to write about. Before you start, type out a basic format listing each point that you’re going to cover. Use this as a guideline to help your text flow.
4. Every Post Does Not Have To Be Epic
It makes sense to be concerned about the length of your content. Epic blog posts can exceed 2000 words. Of course, you your blog post needs to be long enough so that you share all relevant information. However, you don’t want it so long that it bores your reader into clicking away. Provided that your readers feel as though you’re delivering value, then there’s no difference between a 500 or 1000-word post!
5. Batch Your Writing
Set aside a period of time to “batch” your content creation process and produce many posts as you can. If you have several blog pasts to write each week, aim to at least write the plan for each in one sitting. Then go back to each one and finish it using the points above. When you “batch” your blog posts you can write more and give yourself more time for other elements that need attention in your online business.