How To Write A Blog Post In One Hour Or Less
If you are new to blogging then you may want to learn how to write a blog post in one hour or less! Well written blog posts should take at least 45 minutes to an hour and that’s if you’re quite the pro. Anyone claiming they can whip up a blog post within 30 minutes isn’t really worried about the quality of their content. I’ve been writing blogs for 10 years and I never publish a post unless it’s thoroughly written and ready to read. Does it take time out of your day? Why certainly! But that’s what is required of you as a boss blogger.
HOW TO WRITE A BLOG POST IN ONE HOUR OR LESS
A lot of blogs that promote blogging tips will say that you can complete a post in 30 minutes or less. But let’s be real. Good content will come from quality time invested. That’s why I am going to teach you how to successfully write a post in one hour or less. In returning to my writing content as a full time blogger, I have learned more about long, well written posts. During my time spent trying to grow my cleaning business, I read a lot about SEO. It was crucial to listen and learn because I needed Google My Business to help grow my services. While I do believe that one can overdue it in posts and go overboard with links, content, strategies…..I’m gonna keep it very simple and very real.
There is no need to stress about it. If you find yourself getting frustrated, walk away. I do this often and it leads to better posts. Don’t rush a written post and certainly don’t publish just to publish!
Tips For Worthy Written Blog Posts
When you have a good thought about a topic, remember to write it down or start a draft. This is by far the easiest way to write lengthy posts quickly. I leave notepads and sticky notes on my desk, so when I’m at home and have a great idea, I write it down asap. Otherwise I’ll forget! When I started my mom blog back in the day I thought that I was too smart for my own britches and never wrote anything down. Hence why I started and deleted so many!
- Write it down as soon as you have an idea
- Do creative research and list 10-15 topics of interest that you could write about within the next couple of months and take note of popular posts that other people are writing about. When you read other people’s blogs you develop more ideas on what you want to write about
- Once you have a good list going insert into your drafts
- Update your drafts often even if it’s just inserting a photo, heading or refreshing the old content
- Prepare before you sit down to write by having a clean space to work in, coffee, fresh thoughts about the subject and pictures to insert
PRO WRITING TIP: Your work space is really important when you want to get a well written post done within one hour. Having a clean desk will help improve your mindset for quick typing.
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1.) Know Your Business – with anything I have shared, I mostly talk about knowing what you’re talking about. It doesn’t matter how much research you do on a topic…….if you don’t understand it, you can’t teach it! I’m always honest when I know very little about a topic. If it’s something you think your readers can gain from, learn as much as you can and then incorporate your knowledge into what you’re writing about. When you have things to discuss, the writing comes easy.
2.) Schedule Accordingly – If you know you have free time to start a blog post, then sit down; start typing and give yourself the air you need to breathe. Having a set schedule and using these time management skills will really boost your blog post productivity. Alone time, is the best time.
3.) The 2 Minute Break – When writing extra lengthy posts I find myself needing that two minute break here and there. It’s just how it goes. Get up from your computer and go take a breath of fresh air, grab some lemon water and then return in a few moments. This gives your mind a chance to recoup. And your booty a good stretch.
4.) Enjoy Yourself – No one wants to dread anything in life. Have fun with it. Writing is actually therapy for many. It’s going to take some time getting used to the time management but once you do…….mama’s on fire! Do what you love and if you don’t love it, you soon will once you get used to it.
5.) Don’t Overthink – This is a big tip if you are looking to write long blog posts in a short time frame. I’ve experienced many brain farts in my day and to be honest, they aren’t worth the headache. If you notice yourself overthinking, save the draft and sign out completely. There is nothing more annoying than trying to come up with content when it’s just not there. Re-focus and return at another time. If you allow yourself to naturally start writing, you’ll be able to successfully do it within the hour time frame. The secret is to NOT actually time yourself.
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6.) Get Ideas – One of the greatest quotes is the one where someone states, “Good ideas come from other people’s ideas!” I don’t know who said it or where I read it but truth be told….we all have similar ideas. It’s not imitating or duplicating or copycatting…….it’s simply seeing something and the trigger alerts you to your own ideas. I cannot tell you how many times we see some of the same stuff on the internet…..maybe someone copied someone else but maybe they really liked it and wanted to share their way of doing it, saying it, etc……..don’t be a hater….be a player!
7.) Do Not Disturb – Writing is one of those things where we need peace and quiet. If the house is loud, there’s people interrupting you, etc…..the work won’t get done. Escape to a peaceful place to allow things to just flow. I often plug in a warmer and melt some wax to relax at the same time. My writing has never been better. And I’m NOT a writer. I proofread and make edits all of the time but at least I’m posting what I think is quality content.
8.) Use Bullet Points – I use the ‘list’ method. After creating a topic, write down some important discussions by using a bullet point. Either on your post itself or paper (before you begin writing your posts). This way you have things to talk about. If I want to talk about coffee recipes then I come up with a significant number that allows me to write well near 1000 word posts and start thinking about different kinds of coffee related recipe topics.
FOR EXAMPLE – Post Title: 26 Coffee Recipes Using The Ninja Coffee Bar (once I come up with an idea, I can start storming up blog posts….26 to be exact!)
- Simple Iced Mocha Coffee
- Vegan Latte with Extra Foam
- Skinny Macchiato (Starbucks Copycat)
- Etc, Etc……..
Are you a blogger? Do you wish to start a blog? What are your goals with blogging……and how can we help!? Leave comments below. Until next time, more coffee please.
Share some tips on how you whip up a worthy post fast.