Learning How To Write A Blog Post Fast is learning how to post more frequently.
The more frequently you post, the more keywords you stand to rank for in the search engines. The more keywords you can rank for the more traffic you can get.
This post should help get you organized, fast, and productive.
Table of Contents
- How to Write Blog Posts Fast
- 1. Know the topic before you start
- 2. Close down ALL distractions
- 3. Use the Focus Booster
- 4. Google your keyword phrase
- 5. Read about your topic
- 6. Note key points for Headings
- 7. Start creating you’re own post
- 8. Resist the urge to edit, yet
- 9. Re-read your post and edit now
- 10. Write a title for your post
- 11. Add images and links
- 12. Publish the thing
- How long should a blog post be?
How to Write Blog Posts Fast
- Open 3 keyword articles in 3 tabs
- Read each through without interruption
- Take notes as you read
- Write your own post
- Edit the post
- Format the post
- Publish the post
1. Know the topic before you start
Don’t wait until you sit down to write to decide what to write about.
Develop your own system for finding and saving keyword ideas to write about. Keep an Excel file, a notepad, or what ever you like to store keywords in as you find them.
Either decide ahead of time and number them in the order to write, or decide before you quit today — what you’ll write tomorrow.
Here’s a list of 23 places to find the best keyword ideas to write about.
2. Close down ALL distractions
Close the door, shut off the phone, FaceBook, Email, put the dog outside, and take a couple of minutes to breath deeply.
Really, would you run a race with all of your friends and family tagging along pulling at you for attention?
Getting your mind on what you’re doing is key to writing anything that anyone wants to read.
3. Use the Focus Booster
To tell you the truth I would have never believed how much more productive I am with the Focus Booster? But it works!
Go right now and download it before you forget it!
Set it for 25 minute sprints with 5 minute breaks. The key to using it is to stop when it says stop, and start when you’re supposed to start.
You are going to be surprised at how much faster and more productive you are with this free app.
4. Google your keyword phrase
Now that you’re all set up to write, it’s time to research your topic.
Simply google you’re keyword and go through the first two pages of results.
Choose 3 posts that you think are the most informative on the subject. Leave them open and close everything else, so that you only have 3 tabs open on your browser.
If you have a problem with editor distractions just do a google search for distraction free editors.
I open up my 3 tabs in one window here, and The Most Dangerous Writing App in a different window. But you can use notepad, or simply hand write notes.
5. Read about your topic
Writing blog post for affiliate sites is no different than doing reports, essays, and thesis papers in school: just much faster.
Just like school, don’t plagiarize — just report the findings in your own words.
Read each post from beginning to end, taking notes as you read if necessary. You should find all you need to write about in the 3 tabs you have open. (if you’re writing an epic post, do more research)
6. Note key points for Headings
If you’re an outline person, you can make a quick outline as you are reading through these posts.
If you’re like me and hate outlines, just jot down key points you think you can use for headings as you’re reading.
Don’t worry too much about how fast you are going at first. By using this simple technique for writing blog post fast you will naturally get faster with time.
7. Start creating you’re own post
Now open the editor you intend to write your article in, and transfer you’re headings, and possibly your notes into it.
You will need an opening statement to tell readers what to expect in your post, and a closing statement to sorta summarize the post.
Some writers do these first, some last? However you prefer to write, just start writing about each heading you have.
8. Resist the urge to edit, yet
When comes to writing blog post fast, you want to beat off the urge to edit your post as you write.
When you edit on the fly too negatives occur: you waste time, and you stifle your best ideas.
Stopping to go back to correct errors and rewrite breaks your thought process plus it’s quicker to edit when you’ve coughed up all of your ideas.
9. Re-read your post and edit now
It’s time to edit and format your post
Try using Grammerly, Hemmingway, or Pro-Writing Aid to check your post for spelling and grammar errors before publishing.
10. Write a title for your post
Some writers write the title, or a possible title, before they ever start the research phase. If you create a title before you begin, it can help you keep your post focused.
Depending on which niche your website and article is addressing, how to and list post are usually great for search engines and readers.
Adding how to and numbers in your titles will attract attention.
Use CoSchedule’s free headline analyzer to see to it that your headline will stand out.
Now it’s time to add your images, charts, and graphs to make your post more interesting.
Add internal links from your post to other post and pages on your blog, and at least one external link to an authority site that backs up your own claims.
12. Publish the thing
Without content your website is nothing
Websites depend on regularly updated content to stay in touch with readers.
The more blog posts you write the better you will write, and the faster you will produce good content that’s helpful to readers.
The key is to do each step as quickly as you can while being thorough in each one.
It may take all day or longer when you first start writing posts. But continuing on with with the system I outlined, along with tweaking it to your own taste, will have you writing faster and faster.
How long should a blog post be?
There’s no set answer to this, and your blog should have different length posts throughout it.
It would be a good rule of thumb to never have a post less than 500 words, and some post may be 3500 words or more.
It’s a good practice to go through the top search results for your keyword and see how long the post are that you’ll be competing against.
Make your blog post better than the competitions’
If you want to rank with them on the first page, try writing a longer post than the ones there already.
- More information, leading to a longer post than you’re competing against
- More images, graphs, charts, and info graphics than the existing posts
Make your post as exhaustive and information rich as you can for the best results.
The more you write, the faster you get
Just like speed, the more you research your niche and write about it, the more useful and helpful your articles will be to your readers.
It won’t be long before you have more information to share, and are writing your blog post faster.