How to write blog posts faster? If you’re keen on finding some helpful hacks that I use, read on. Work smarter and not harder!
I’ve been a solopreneur for over nine years (at the time of writing). My blog exists for over four years. Growing from a newbie to an expert is an interesting journey!
Write blog posts faster
Write original content. Show genuineness and help your readers. Authenticity shows.
Use Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and other current best practices. There are proven ways to accomplish tasks. Creating articles takes time, however, adopt some handy hacks.
On Tips from Sharvi, I share about self-improvement. I’ve chosen to publish one new article every week. I also often update older ones.
Being consistent is important. If you start with two pieces of content each day, you may no longer keep up with it. Be realistic and adopt methods that bring results.
I’ll provide some helpful ways that you can use as well. Some hacks have helped me much. Idea generation is crucial for finding the right content for your niche and target readers.
Here are some key ways to do simple research. Remember, when you create content, you want to solve specific problems. Know your client persona, avatar, or simply said, who your ideal client is.
Brainstorming normally requires having a group of people. You can ask others to contribute ideas. Family and friends could be an option. However, the more relevant the people, the better.
Pinterest search. It’s a quick task. Use Pinterest Search with auto-complete. You may also go for Pinterest Trends for ideas.
Google Trends. This is the one that I love the most. I use it for general terms. If they’re good, I then move to SEO tools for deeper research.
Forums. Reddit or Facebook groups are two ways you can quickly get feedback. Ensure that you’re posting your question in a place where the right members are. Don’t waste minutes or hours gathering survey results from people who don’t represent your target.
Always keep a list of possible topics ready. For example, a lifestyle niche could be fashion, home decor, or a small business. Be more specific.
Organize them by category or content buckets. For example, you may have personal education, conversational, inspiration, promotion, and entertainment. I use life tips, self-improvement, self-care, and motivation as categories. Each one contains more specific topics and tags.
When you sit down to write, you should already have options to start with. If you have to start figuring out what topic to choose, you’re bound to put in more minutes or hours. I add relevant topics to my list regularly and shortlist them for the best ones in advance.
Draft your articles
Have a content calendar to plan for a month or more. It helps both blogs and social media. Take a strategic approach. Know what you want to achieve for the whole year in advance. Plan your content accordingly. Keep your sales funnels in mind.
Research first, then write, and after, edit it. Do one at a time to avoid overwhelm. Focus on one task to avoid any confusion.
I prefer doing the outline first, it makes it clear what I need. I then fill in the body text. Finally, I write the intro and conclusion. You may prefer it in a different order.
Batch similar work together. You may choose to research different articles at once. Keep the info ready, so that when you write, it’s all available.
Draft your articles proactively. Having an outline makes life easier. It not only helps to plan what to say but also ensures relevancy. Avoid going off-topic.
The outline shows the main points that make up your article. They’re often subheadings that break up the bulky text. It makes it easier for readers to skim through.
SEO tools are helpful. I’ve seen an improvement in my organic traffic since I got a premium version. However, you can use a free one when just getting started or for as long as you’d prefer.
Prepare a keyword idea list in advance. Do your research beforehand. It not only helps SEO but also supports finding out what to include in your post.
If you want to save minutes while carrying out other activities, use some handy tools and apps. Google Doc speech-to-text can assist you. Talk and turn audio into text automatically. Afterward, you may have to go through it and correct it manually.
Use time boxing. Generally, have a proper agenda. Use a calendar instead of a simple to-do list.
Polish your draft
Make the most of an automatic spell check. I use Grammarly. The free version is good. However, you may consider upgrading to advanced features.
Get help through a fresh pair of eyes. The second pair of eyes can often spot mistakes that the writer doesn’t see. Ask someone you trust to give you a hand.
If no one is available to help, I read backward. Start from the last paragraph to the first. It supports me in not getting lost in the story and staying focused on the correction. Try it out and see if it works for you.
Publish your best
When all is done, add images, links, or anything else, and schedule your post. Use experience and blog stats to find the best day and hour. If you have an email list (which is crucial), notify your subscribers.
I love the way the WordPress Reader helps. In addition to social media, my WordPress Reader followers get to see my new posts. Interacting with other blogs that I admire is a pleasure!
Monetization needs patience
The truth is that monetization often takes time for bloggers. Be patient and choose something that you can work on for months or even a few years without income. I chose self-improvement as I gain intrinsically from it.
Use ad placements, affiliate marketing, and brand sponsorships. Sell your products and services. These are some popular options. I currently do the first three.
Be a good storyteller, and be genuine. Create good stories for your brand. Understand the pain points and emotions of your audience. Storytelling is a powerful tool that can convey strong messages.
Feel free to use these hacks, tips, and ideas for the better. Working smarter is key to better productivity. Write blog posts faster and relax!
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