Let me guess.
Either you have started a new blog & thinking to write your first blog post or your blog post writing speed is too slow.
Whatever may be the reason, you are in the right place.
In this article, I will show you how to write a blog post fast and, successfully write a bunch of articles every week.
Let’s make your blog post writing speed better
1. Find the perfect topic to write about
A few months back, I was sitting in our college cafeteria. One of my friends took out his laptop & begin to brainstorm heavily. I thought that he must be maintaining a journal or working on an important project.
But the same was not the case. In fact, he didn’t even know what to write. I couldn’t resist anymore so I asked him, “I saw you opening your laptop probably 45 minutes ago & you haven’t written even a title.”
He ended up saying that he was trying to write on the topic “Building a successful SaaS company” for one of his college assignments. However, he was unable to do so because he had no interest as well as an idea about that topic.
This is how many of us end up while starting to write our first blog post. Therefore, it is necessary to choose a topic that is relevant to your niche/ expertise.
Even if you are not an authority in a particular niche, you can provide content on that niche only after acquiring a handful of information.
Finding a perfect topic surely helps in writing a blog post faster because you do not need to open a new tab to search for additional information.
Finding a perfect topic isn’t hard at all.
All you need to do is to perform some solid research which leads us to our next step.
2. Perform a solid research
Whether you are starting a blog, finding a niche, or looking for ways to write blog posts faster, there is one requirement in common i.e. RESEARCH. Don’t worry, you are not required to perform any industrial survey nor do you have to step out of your house.
The only research that you need to do is to read the top articles that are already ranking for what you want to write.
Suppose I want to write a review article on “Best sponsored posts platform for the bloggers”. In this case, I will try to read a couple of articles that are ranking for my main keyword.
This will not only help in revealing their call-to-actions but also help in finding out:
- What my competitors are promoting?
- What type of writing style are they following?
- What is their reading level difficulty?
- What makes them rank on the top of the search engine?
And lots more.
In short, the more you read, the better writing opportunities will you be able to form. Reading can improve writing speed.
3. Prepare an outline
No matter how good is your research, there are always chances when you forget to include a certain important line or a citation.
This is where a blog post outline can be of help.
What is a blog post outline?
A blog post outline refers to the process of creating an overview draft of an article. A perfect blog post outline includes the main points of an article, important keywords to include, main points to remember, etc.
I create & manage my post outlines on Trello. It is a free yet amazing site to keep track of your important tasks & projects in a single place?
It helps you create checklists, adds attachments, works as a team & much more.
Here is my blog post outline when I started planning to write on this topic:
Isn’t it easy & amazing?
Creating a blog post outline will save much of my time later when you start writing. You can create an important points list after researching other similar articles.
4. Write first, edit later
If you watch productivity videos on YouTube just like I do, you might be knowing that multitasking is a disaster. It is also true in blogging.
When I first started, I used to write a little part of my blog post & then start editing it. I would think that this will speed up my journey to the publish button.
But all this time, I was proved wrong. Instead of improving my writing speed, it disturbed my writing flow.
Therefore, never edit while writing. Write whatever comes to your mind. Just write & do not stop. You will get a chance to edit & proofread the full article once you finish writing the first draft.
If you are facing distractions while writing, just switch off your network connection, put away your mobile phone on silent & start writing in a word file.
After finishing your first draft, you will have a whole lot of time to edit it.
This is a real-time-saver & writing speed booster.
Also, while editing a blog post, use page builders like Elementor pro to create post templates that can save you a ton of time while editing your posts.
5. Research for multiple articles in a single shot
It may sound weird or stupid but this advice works like a charm for many.
Here, instead of researching for a single post, you can pre-plan for a bunch of inter-linkable posts & give a whole day to the research part.
It will help you to start writing the next article immediately once you finish writing the previous one.
I have never tried this method but I have seen many pro bloggers recommending it.
You can try it on your own & if the results are positive, you can adopt it.
Pro tip: If you choose to research for multiple articles at a single time, try to maintain the relation between every article. It will help in better internal linking & will also improve the organic rankings.
Let’s say your niche is about social media. So you can try to write different posts that are somehow relevant to each other.
In this way, the user will have spent more time on your site. It is also known as Silo Structure.
6. Write your introduction at the end
Yes. That true.
No doubt the blog post introduction or an initial hook is the most important section of the whole article. Also, an introduction is what decides whether a user will read further or not.
However, brainstorming & crafting a perfect introduction isn’t easy. If you focus on finishing an introduction first, you will face burnout till you reach the main points.
Therefore, it is better to leave space for the introduction & throw out all the main points first. In this way, you will not waste your time & energy figuring out how to optimize an intro in the beginning.
A portion of time saved is valuable time earned 🙂
After finishing all the important points, it will be easier for you to write an introduction peacefully. In fact, you are reading this article because maybe you found the introduction worthy & useful.
It is not the most perfect intro on this earth but it is optimized for users as well as search engines.
P.S: I did the same thing.
7. Trash Perfection
Perfection kills your creativity.
Initially, I used to check whether every word of my post is perfect or not. It is useful to check & correct grammar mistakes & typos with the help of tools like Grammarly.
However, if you try to make your post perfect by waiting for the perfect time to write, then you are procrastinating.
You should learn to accept that no one can be 100% perfect. Don’t go after perfection. Just hit the publish after proofreading & editing the article.
In this way, you will be able to generate more & more blog posts faster. However, do keep in mind the quality of every article.
Perfection is one of the main reasons why three of my sites went in vain.
I wanted everything to be perfect.
Three months passed, I wrote only a single article. I had no option but to sell that domain.
Afterward, I understood the power of execution which is highly followed by Jeff Bezos.
Therefore, go for excellence, not for perfection.
You will finish the race faster & on time.
8. Practice a daily writing ritual on Quora
If you do not know, Quora is one of the biggest question & answers platforms. Here, you can get & give answers based on your expertise.
What is the ritual that you have to keep?
Create an account on Quora & start answering questions that interest you. I do this every day in the morning.
Answering questions regularly on Quora will not only build your credibility on Quora but also help in redirecting that traffic to your blog.
It is a win-win situation.
After writing relevant answers on Quora, you can link back to your site.
Writing regularly on Quora has also improved my writing speed. I was able to get into a flow of writing easily.
Quora is an easy-to-use forum. Start writing something & see the results.
9. Use the Pomodoro technique
Unlike other methods, the Pomodoro technique is one of the best time management methods which helps its practitioner to use the time efficiently by breaking it down into 25 minutes.
In the Pomodoro technique, you need to focus on your work for 25 minutes.
After completing 25 minutes, you can take a break of 5 minutes to bring mindfulness.
Once you become good at it, you can increase the times to 30, 45, or even an hour based on the amount of work you need to get done.
There are many free & minimalistic apps available out there to help smart learners like you & me.
One of them is the Pomotodo. You can start using this method from today itself.
In fact, Smart people are not born smart.
This is what makes them unique. They value their time. Successful entrepreneurs like Elon Musk use these techniques to save their time & work efficiently.
While using the Pomodoro technique, make sure to turn off all the distracting notifications because it may lead to multitasking which is not good for your blog’s health.
10. Find a serene place to write
I bet you have watched almost a few if not all episodes or read a novel of The Harry Potter.
The author of the novel i.e. JK Rowling went to a silent place to write her book faster as she was continuously disturbed at her home.
Similarly, other famous personalities like Bill Gates did the same thing during their early days at Microsoft.
You might also have been a victim of this disturbance at your place. You & I may not visit the forest to write blog posts. Instead, you can put on relaxing music on your headphones & start writing.
I use an application called Calm to find the songs that help me focus deeply.
If you have a little more budget, then you can also go to co-working spaces where they give you a personal working space as per the amount you pay.
Music & a calm place is a perfect combination while writing a successful blog post.
This is also one of the most evergreen ways to improve your speed while writing a blog post.
You have done everything from researching, preparing an outline to use a Pomodoro Technique, now you need to relax.
What do I mean by relaxing?
Relaxing can be in the form of:
- Reading books.
- Listening to music.
- Just sitting.
- A walk.
Or anything except thinking about WordPress errors or the backlinks.
A short time of relaxation can improve your whole day’s performance. When you get back to writing, you will feel more energized and motivated which in turn will speed up your writing process.
Commonly Asked FAQs
Now, it’s your turn
These were the 11 best methods on how to write a blog post fast.
I hopefully assume that these tactics will bring a positive change in your writing speed once you start applying them.
Now it’s your turn,
Are you ready to write your next blog post faster?
If yes, then which of the 11 techniques did you like the most?
Is it the Pomodoro Technique?
Or is it preparing an outline for your blog post?
Either way. Let me know by leaving a comment below right now.