Blogging typically requires three posts or more per week to keep the target audience engaged and returning to the site. This means your writing needs to be fast. The good news is that you can speed up how fast you write your blog posts.
Being able to write quality articles quickly for your blog is a must to keep your audience engaged with your blog. This guide will help you become a faster writer.
How Can I Speed Up Writing My Blog?
To become faster with writing your blog, you should follow some time-tested skills and practice these skills every day.
- Schedule blocks of time dedicated to writing
- Choosing a subject or topiC
- Creating a map- main topics and subtopics
- Initial research
- Creating an outline
- Writing the content
Following all of these steps and not cutting corners may seem like it’ll slow you down, but having a thorough idea of where you need to go with every post will eventually work wonders to speed you up.
Create a Schedule to Speed Up Your Blog Writing
Schedules help you prioritize your time. When you need to write blog posts, you should ensure you are blocking out the required time to do so.
How Do You Use an Editorial Schedule For A Blog?
On the editorial planner, you can plan as much or as little as you’d like. Though it might feel superfluous, it really helps!
Think of an editorial guide as a general template that you can use for every single article you write. It’ll help you figure out how much time you typically devote to your blog and writing, which will help with efficiency. Also, it keeps you organized and gives potential ghostwriters something to follow.
Why Do I Need a Daily Schedule For My Blog?
You should also fill out a daily schedule planner because many other things are going on in our lives aside from writing, and that can feel overwhelming. To find and balance our time and keep our sanity, following a schedule can help.
Here is an example of a daily schedule that includes blocked-out time for your blog writing:
|5:35 to 6:30
|Breakfast, Shower, Kids, Pets
|Take Kids to School
|07:00:00 to 7:30
|Drive time 15 minutes one way
|Blog Writing: Begin Research
|Research for 15 minutes
|Take 15 Minutes for Outlining
|8:30 to 9:00
|Write for half an hour
|Take a 10-minute Break
|9:10 to 9:40
|Write for half an hour
|10:00 to Noon
|Clean the House
|12:00 to 12:30
|12:30 to 1:00
|Write for 30 minutes
|Relax for 10 minutes
|Return to Writing
|1:10 to 1:40
|Write for 30 minutes
|Pick Up Kids
|Schools out at 2, find parking
The daily schedule allows you to visualize your day while blocking in time for mandatory items on the agenda. You can see at a glance what you need to accomplish and when you need it completed.
How Much Time Should I Block In For My Blog Writing?
At a minimum, you should set aside two hours per day dedicated to writing. Even if you do not have assignments, continuously practicing will help you become faster.
How often you write is dependent upon you and what you need to accomplish. If you are writing your blog, you need to realistically decide how much content you can produce.
How Long Should It Take to Write a Blog Article?
Writing a 1,000-word article can take half an hour to more than three hours. Most writers can write an article this size with minimal research in about two hours. Of course, there are many factors to examine as to how long it should take to write a blog post.
Here are a few examples of these factors:
- Writer Experience: A new writer will take longer to research, organize, and write.
- Research Methods: It can be easy to research for a long time (Be time conscious)
- Keyboard Type Speed: Depending on fast or slow writers type can affect speed.
When you do not understand the subject, you are going to spend more time researching it. This can overshadow your writing time frame immensely.
On the other hand, if you are an expert in the subject it may only take a few minutes to write your post.
Choose Your Blog Topic Efficiently
When writing your blog, choosing a topic can feel daunting. To get some ideas, you can search for a trending topic in your niche.
An even better suggestion is to take a topic within the content you already have. Doing so will give you an internal link opportunity and allow you to work with previously gained knowledge.
Once you have a topic to write about, it’s time to create a map.
Creating a Map Helps Boost Blog Writing Speed
Having a map/outline is essential. A map will help you develop your thoughts into an outline.
Do you remember using concept maps in school? These handy maps are just as relevant to writing successful blog posts, and creating them can actually be kind of fun! All you need is some paper, pens, and a basic idea of how to do it.
Alternatively, you can create a mind map using a template by Canva (which is exactly what we did for the graphic – it was super easy!) if you are familiar with the format. Using paper might be a little more fun, though, since you’re about to spend hours on a screen actually writing. Grab some fun pens!
How Do I Find My Blog Subtopics?
When brainstorming for your subtopics, keep your target audience in mind. Try to imagine the questions they are asking. What else would you like to know about the subject?
Once you have some subtopics, type each one into Google’s Search Bar. Google is designed to anticipate what you are going to search, and this is going to help you come up with more subtopics, as well as your research links.
Here’s how to do it:
- Type your main topic into Google’s search bar.
- Pay attention to what Google is suggesting as you type; there may be ideas you had not considered.
- Scan the first three articles that Google brings up. These are Google’s top choices for relevant information on the topic. You can use these for ideas, but dig deeper when you’re actually researching.
- Scroll down the Google search page to “People Also Ask” and study the questions. These questions can often be used as the base of your subtopics.
- Type your subtopics into new Google search tabs to bring up related articles
- Write your subtopics down on your concept map.
Once your concept map is created, you can start your outline using your concept map; create your H2s and H3s, then add your content.
Copywriting Agencies Can Boost Blog Content Production
Hiring a content agency will help boost blog production. A good content agency will help you in every aspect of producing and posting your content.
TextGoods can help you speed up production in no time. We offer:
- Keyword Research/Hit Lists
- Professional ghostwriters trained in P24 format
- Social Media Management
- Content Repurposing
At TextGoods, you will have an entire team working with you to produce the high-quality content your blog needs. You can sit back and not have to worry about producing the content yourself!