11 Tweaks for Faster Blogging: An Honest Look at How I Write Fast
I'm not one to brag, but I'm quite proud of this blog post. It was written in under 11 minutes! What's my secret? Well, it turns out that there are a few easy tweaks you can make to your blogging routine that will help you write faster and better.
Here they are:
1) Start with the end in mind
I like to know what the punchline is before I start writing. It sounds strange, but it's really helpful and can make your words flow a lot faster.
It also helps you stay on topic when you're getting started - if there are some points that could be covered in-depth, later on, don't get distracted by them. Stick to the main point and keep moving.
2) Make a list of what needs to happen before you publish
If you don't know what's coming next, it can be hard to write.
I use a post-it note on my screen so I know when and how long each point will take me to cover - that way there are no surprises at the end!
This also helps keep me focused on writing in order of importance, which is important so that your readers can follow what you're trying to say.
3) Write the intro last
If you're like me, it's hard not to want to fill in all the details at once. But if you start with an outline - even just a few sentences of what each main point will be about - then move on to writing the intro last, your posts are much easier to write and think through.
The intro is usually a summary anyway, so if you get stuck with it, save it for last.
4) Consider who your audience is
This is an important step that I don't always think about. You may have written a great post, but if it's not in the style your audience likes or on a topic they're interested in, then you'll just be writing for yourself!
I used to write posts without considering who my readers were and what their needs would be, but now I keep them in mind while I'm writing, to make sure that my posts speak to them the most.
5) Be specific
Your post should include specific details to make it easier for your readers. You know what they want and need more than you think!
I used to write vague, broad posts that were all about me or my opinions on a topic. This was only helpful for people who knew exactly what I was talking about - which is usually no one. I've learned the more specific you can be, the more helpful you'll be to your readers.
6) Set an intention for what you want from readers
I used to just write my posts and expect people to read them. Now I set an intention for what I want from readers, so that they know exactly how I'm hoping they'll respond.
For example, I like to write "How To" blog posts that cover topics that my readers reach out to me about and tell me they're struggling with.
My intention is to help my readers find their way by making it easier for them to implement certain strategies and practices.
7) Write about something that matters
The best way to write a blog post quickly is to write about something that matters to you. If you're passionate about it, the post will come much more easily.
I find that writing in a voice that's honest to myself and my readers is also helpful. When I write authentically, there are fewer barriers between me and what I want to say - which means less time spent trying to figure out how to write something well.
8) Use bullet points
This one is super important. Always make sure you spellcheck your posts and go through them for any embarrassing typos before publishing. It's perfectly fine if you can't spell very well. Just make sure you use something like Grammarly to help you out.
A lot of people get hung up when they are finished writing a post. They want it to be perfect so they reread it over and over and over again. This is one of the worst things you can do when you have a blog! Don’t stress over your post being perfect. Just post it and move on to the next thing. It may not be perfect, but that’s ok. No matter how much time you spend scrutinizing it, it will never be perfect. So just post it and move on.
10) Edit as needed
11) Share it!
Bullet points are a must! They help you organize your thoughts but they also provide headers for your blog post. You need those to break up the text and make it easier to read.
It can be difficult to edit your own work. But it's important to reread what you wrote and make sure that everything makes sense and adds to the post. Sometimes things we write need to be edited out later. Make sure you keep your reader in mind during this process.
P.S... My super secret tool to make writing blog posts even easier!
A friend of mine told me about an amazing tool called Conversion AI. It’s a faster and easier way to write blogs using artificial intelligence. If you think it sounds a little bit scary and crazy, you’re not alone! My friend had to tell me about it a few times before I listened and actually tried it out. And boy was I surprised when I did!
The software that writes the posts is nicknamed Jarvis. I love using Jarvis because it can help me write a blog post much quicker than I used to.
It's also amazingly on point! You put in a couple of things to point him in the right direction and he does about 90% of the work for you. It used to take me a couple of hours to write a blog post and now it takes me about 15-20 minutes!
Not only will Jarvis help you write whole blog posts, but he’ll also help you improve something you already wrote or help you bust through writer's block.
He can also help you with product descriptions, sales copy, persuasive bullet points, blog post titles and meta descriptions to improve your SEO.
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