Blogging is one way to climb up the SEO ranks. Your blog can also become that first platform where you collect your first 10,000 to 15,000 followers – so you can then branch on to other venues.
But there’s one thing that can prevent you from building that platform
I understand it if you don’t really want to spend more than 25 minutes a day on writing blog posts. And even if you did, I’m sure you don’t have the luxury of spending more than 25 minutes to update your blog.
Which is the reason why I am going to help you write blog posts in 25 minutes every day!
I know what some of you might be thinking… “this is writing blasphemy!” After all, content marketing is powered by (you guessed it!) content, and content was, is, and will always be king.
But, when you have a daily schedule to post on and a business to run, I’m sure you don’t have the time to spend hours polishing every single blog post or writing 2,000-word essays. That’s what people like me are for. 😉
Let me put this thought in your head: writing quickly doesn’t mean compromising on writing well.
I’m going to give you nine tips to get you in and out of that “Add New Post” page in twenty-five minutes – without sacrificing quality.
Blogging in 25 Minutes
1. Do Your Research and Keep an Idea List.
Make sure you know as much about the topic you want to write about as possible. That will you’re your mind to create numerous ideas in a moment’s notice.
When the inspiration for a blog post strikes… write it down. You can use tools like Google Keep (my favorite), Evernote, OneNote, or the old pen-and-paper.
For many bloggers and content creators, finding the topic to write about takes up half the time. Acquiring knowledge and keeping an idea list lets you leap in to a new post quickly when you’re ready to write.
2. Let Your Ideas Incubate.
Try to force yourself to come up with supporting information for your brilliant idea right away, and it will take you ages. Let the topic sit for a few days, and your brain will be able to add new ideas as they occur to you.
And when you’re ready to write, you’ll already have all the supporting info you need.
3. Edit Before You Start
You probably have twice as many ideas as you need at this point, so it’s time to trim the blogging fat.
Cut out any supporting ideas that don’t fit with the main topic of your blog post.
And remember, we’re talking about how to write a blog post in 25 minutes, not an essay. If you can write 600 to 800 words for your entry, that’ll do.
And you can always use the ideas you don’t need for later posts.
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Now is the time to shape your entry.
Start with the main topic and convert it into a headline. Use the how-to, reason-why, and list models to create the most appealing title possible. And use the same model for your sub topics – which will become the post’s subheads.
Once you have your header and subheads lined up, use your supporting info to fill the post. And voila!
But it doesn’t end there; now you must format your post to make it appealing to the reader eye…
5. Use Bullet Points
Bullet points can make writing a blog post simpler for you to write, as well as easier for the reader to scan.
You can use bullet points when you are explaining the steps of a process. Or to outline the benefits of a topic or subtopic.
The great side benefit is that readers like lists; they’re easier for the eye to follow.
6. Keep it short
If you want to finish that blog post in 25 minutes, try to keep it under 1,000 words. Don’t feel like you’re skimping on quality content, either. This article is only about 900 words, but it’s jam-packed with valuable information.
Just be sure to make every word count and you’ll save time without letting quality slip.
7. Come back later
If you find that you’re stuck, don’t try to force the words to come. Save the entry and work on something else for a while.
When inspiration strikes, open that document again. You can even switch from one blog post to another, spending a few minutes on each as ideas comes to you.
You will save a lot of time doing this!
8. Never save a good idea
It’s tempting to look through your list of ideas and save the best ones for later because you think they’ll be easier to write. Believe me… I was guilty of this mistake earlier on.
But here’s the thing – you don’t want to save time later. You want to save time now.
Write the blog posts you know will come easily and make the most of that time. You can always figure other blog posts out when the time comes to do so.
Follow these simple steps and you’ll be on your way to brilliant blog posts in a fraction of the time. And share some of your favorite blogging tips in the comments… I’d love to read them! 😊