Some would say writing blog posts is a marathon, not a race. You want to focus on creating the best content to engage your readers and turn them into customers.
However, wouldn’t it be great if you also churn out quality content much faster?
That’s what we will discuss in this post.
I’ll show you tips and strategies to help you write blog posts faster without compromising their quality.
This way, you can provide your readers with more value and generate more conversions.
Use Blog Headline Generators
If you’re stuck with what to write about your topic, using blog headline generators will help you get unstuck.
Just enter the topic on the text bar and the tool will come up with ideas for you to choose from.
Some of the proposed titles aren’t very good, but you have to sift through the suggestions to find some goldmines.
Hubspot Blog Ideas Generator is one of the best out there. It even lets you enter up to five topics so you can get a variety of suggestions for each one.
Upon entering them, the tool will give you a week’s worth of content ideas for your blog. But if you want to get the complete list of blog ideas, you need to sign up and create a Hubspot account for free.
Write Your Outline First
Once you have an article topic ready, you need to break it down into subtopics before writing it.
Outlining your content is arguably the best way to help you write blog posts faster.
It takes away the guesswork from the actual writing process. The outline should not only contain the subheadings you will discuss within the article, but also contain the research to help support your claims. This way, you can just focus on writing since all the information you need in writing the article is there.
If you need a tool to help you flesh out your blog post topic, Frase is a tool I highly recommend.
Just enter your keyword or topic on the search bar and the tool will collect all the information about the topic such as related blog posts, top questions asked about it, and more!
It’s a premium tool (lowest plan is $44/month) but you can sign up for a free trial with limited searches to see if it fits your needs.
Edit as You Write
Making grammatical mistakes as you write is nothing out of the ordinary for writers. However, it becomes a problem if you don’t edit your work properly before hitting the “Publish” button.
To be fair, editing your content can be difficult. Even if you take a step back from the article before editing it, there will be errors that will fall through the cracks. Therefore, you need a fresh set of eyes (that’s not yours, obviously) to ensure that your content is in tip-top form.
A tool I recommend is Grammarly. The free account allows you to use its Chrome extension or Firefox add-on where it spots the most basic errors like spelling, proposition use, and others.
If you purchase its paid plans, you get word suggestions to help diversify your language and help improve your content’s readability.
Most importantly, tools like Grammarly help you speed up the writing process. There’s no need for you to edit after you’ve written your work. You can make the changes on the fly as the tool detects the issues while you write.
This might sound counterintuitive – why would you want to take a break from writing when you need to finish writing faster?
The answer is just as deceptively simple. Writer’s block takes place when you can’t think of anything to write on your article even if you have all the tools you need to complete it. There are various reasons writer’s block happens and one of them is fatigue.
Therefore, instead of waiting for writer’s block to wear off just by sitting in front of your computer, you should stand up and do something else. The idea is to get your mind off of the article you’re writing.
If necessary, you can play video games or watch Hulu outside US and from other streaming services.
Therefore, when you get back writing your blog post, you feel refreshed and your mind is clear. This should help you get back to writing sooner rather than later.
Other times, writer’s block happens if you have poor working habits. If you work hours writing your blog posts instead of taking breaks in between, then you’ll find yourself in a hole that will keep you from writing properly.
That’s why it’s also important to learn to take breaks during work. Doing so helps maintain your level of productivity at a consistent rate.
One of the best ways to do it is via the Pomodoro Technique. Work as hard as you card for the next 15 minutes then take a 5-minute break before working again. Take this process to heart so you don’t have to worry about getting burnt out again.
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