Ever since Blogging has transformed into a source of revenue, it has become a really tedious activity, with bloggers having to do a lot more than just writing content for their blog. The multitude of tasks that each blogger has to manage on a day to day basis nowadays can end up eating a large chunk of time, so it’s imperative for us to look for ways that can help us save time while writing blog posts.
While writing shorter articles is one way of doing it, there are much better ways that you can make use of to ensure that you finish writing articles sooner. Here are some tips that will help you out with that:
1. Remove All Distractions
Well, this is a no-brainer, yet most bloggers tend to ignore it and continue writing despite distractions of all kinds, which ultimately leads to a delay in the writing time as well as compromise on the quality of the article.
If you want to write your blog posts faster and more effectively, then you need to remove these distractions and just focus on the task at hand. Stop multitasking – switch off your TV, close that Facebook tab and log out from your email account. Now you will feel the difference while writing since you would be able to fully concentrate one one and only one thing, i.e. writing.
2. Prepare Your Topic Beforehand
Just like in essay writing, you should prepare your topic in advance to write more effectively and quickly. If you suddenly decide to start writing an article for your blog, you would spend a few minutes just to think about which topic to write on, and then a lot more time to think of the content to be written on the topic you’ve chosen.
This means you’ve already lost precious time even before you’ve started. A much better way is to research and decide the topic of your posts beforehand so that when you start writing you would already have a number of ideas in your subconscious mind which you make it much easier for you to write the post since the ideas would naturally flow.
3. Jot down the points first
We learned this in school yet we always try to rush while writing, ignoring this highly effective method of improving our speeds and presenting our ideas coherently. Before starting to write the post, spend a couple of minutes jotting down the points on which you would expand upon in your article.
Doing this will help you increase your speed while writing as you won’t have to think about what to write when you are half way through the article. Your points would also be structured in a much better manner, and you will be able to write in one go, rather than writing in parts and compromising on the flow of ideas in your article.
4. Set a Time Limit
Whenever I start procrastinating, I make it a point to set a time limit (usually around 30 minutes) in which to complete the article. This generally puts me in the action mode and I end up finishing the post much sooner than I intended to.
This also helps me avoid the so called “writer’s block” as my mind is entirely committed to writing the post in the specified time limit and not worrying about any other things that would have normally diverted my attention while writing.
5. Don’t Worry about the Introduction
The biggest advantage of writing posts on your computer is that you can edit them as many times as you want. This can help you save time as you can start by writing the points first, then expanding on them and then finishing the introduction at last.
Though this method is usually not encouraged by most people, the reason I recommended is that this works really wonderful for saving time as writing the introduction can be a big stumbling block for most of us. So why not finish the rest of the post first and then come up with an appropriate introduction based on the content of the article!
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