Imagine, you sit in front of your computer, open the web browser and voila, you have a new blog post idea, sweet deal. But, lets face it, in the realistic world this does not happen. You have to brainstorm your way through ideas and pick one to write upon. You need to gather information about various things that you will cover in that topic.
Most bloggers think that writing a fabulous 1000 word post takes more than 1-2 hours to be published with all the major plans accompanied.
The recipe for a proper post is a simple one and is described below:
- Brainstorming for proper idea.
- Developing and gathering material related to the idea picked.
- Putting it all together, writing the new blog post.
- Adding finishing touches.
How do you do all this? Well, here is a way to write new blog posts efficiently and fast.
Develop and scribble ideas continuously
There is no way that you can blog all day long. It’s absolutely impossible and foolish.
When we want to write a new post, what we can do is, is develop well spread ideas and concentrate on them. Sometimes, these ideas are not enough and we have to look further down the hole in search of a brilliant idea to write upon.
How can you develop these killer ideas. The simplest way is to write each and every good idea that you get on a memo or on any mobile cum computer application like Google Keep, so that you don’t lose the ideas. Merge these and try them with each other. I am sure you will find a perfect idea to start a new post with the help of the tips given here.
Idea development is the most crucial part of writing a off-the-chart blog post. A solid idea can get you an huge amount of traffic and believe me when I say this, the more you think, the more you will write.
So, writing : thinking ratio should be 40 : 60.
Select the major ideas from the lot
Once you end up writing ideas, there may be times, you will forget why you sat down. Well, it’s important to mark all the idea that you will work immediately as soon as you start.
Outline all your major ideas. With short outlines you might be able to decide how the post will proceed and end. Use bullet points to outline your blog post like I did in the introduction of this post. Those bullet points gave me a clue of how to proceed with the whole blog. I guess, these guide will help you too.
Complete the posts in one go
Decide and than write. This rule should never change. Once you start writing you are in a different mood and moods changes all day long with the work you are doing.
So, if you start writing a new blog post then you have to write it all in one go. Blog post completed in pieces takes more time and requires more concentration. Sometimes this messes up the whole idea in a go.
Writing a post in one go and in one time creates a style of writing that is unique. You gain more consistency and your thought processing about the subject becomes better and better as you write on.
Once your posts are completed you can continue to proof read the post and edit it. Here is more on Editing blog posts below.
Edit your blog post : first time
Once you have completed your blog post there are two parts of editing your blog post. First part is discussed below.
Once completed, read your blog post to check for any errors and grammatical mistakes and typos. Correct those issues. You can also check if the blog post looks good and is easy to read. Properly format the text of the blog with bullet list, block and italic style, paragraphs and headlines.
Let it be easy on the eyes. Remember White spaces are your friend and they provide ease to the eyes of your users. Have small paragraphs separated with white spaces between them and you will see yourself that these are easier to read than those post with large paragraphs.
Edit your blog post : Second time
The second time when you edit your blog post. There are two things to consider majorly SEO and relevant images and links. First of all check if the article quality is SEO qualified. If not check the keyword density and add or remove keywords, add proper titles. Check the Meta title and description of your post.
I cannot go into SEO here, because we will be going completely off topic, but I guess you get the hang of what I am trying to say to you people regarding SEO.
Relevant Images should always be used, because images provide readers some sort of eye candy. No person likes to just read and read without something popping in between. Here is where images comes in, so add images in your blog post where you find necessary.
Add internal links too, as it will increase reader engagement for your blog and people will keep on reading. Encouraging readers to explore your blog is the best way to convert them into loyal readers or visitors. So always add internal link in your blog post. Reduce bounce rate and increase loyalty.
Schedule the completed blog post
Since the writing part is completed and as well the editing part. Now, is the time to publish the post at the perfect time. There is a time when you tend to get the maximum traffic for your blog. Publish it at that very time to get maximum readers to your new blog post. This will allow you get a better conversion and money making rate.
Schedule your tweets and Facebook update according to what time of the day it is. People are mostly active a certain period of the day and that is the time when you tweet and post a status about your new blog post. Ask your friends to share your new blog post and help you get more readers.
So there it is, the complete flow of how we can blog fast and efficiently. If it matches yours or you want to follow it, please comment below, let us contribute more from our side to you readers. Do let us know what you think about the whole working for writing blog post efficiently and fast, the comment section is below.