How To Write Your Blog Content Faster {+ 3 Blog Content Topic Brainstorming Tips}

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Content is the currency of any online business. Content attracts new clients, helps get you noticed on search engines, and helps build a loyal following. But, creating content takes time! Although you should never rush your online content, there are some ways to ensure you create it as quickly as possible without sacrificing quality…

Tips For Writing Your Blog Content Faster

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1) Don’t Constantly Edit

The first time you draft a new piece of content, let the words flow without editing as you go. Write your entire first draft before you look for any spelling mistakes or potential changes. Most people tend to edit as they go along, and then again at the end, this is a huge waste of time and will often halt the creative “flow”.

2) Eliminate Distractions

When you know it’s time to write your content, make a point to eliminate distractions. This might seem obvious, but are you really doing it? Many people tend to keep their Facebook, Twitter, email, and so on, open in their browser while they’re writing. Even if you aren’t checking them, notification sounds affect our concentration. Find a quiet place where you can concentrate, and only have sites that are relevant to your post’s research open while you write. If necessary, install a browser plugin that blocks distracting sites (there are many free options available).

3) Make A Plan

Do some basic planning before you begin writing. While some writers are talented enough to write fluently as they go along, others may get stuck halfway and have a hard time continuing. Before you write your content, type out a basic outline listing each basic point from beginning to end. Use this draft as your guide, and improvise if you need to along the way.

4) Write Shorter Content

If possible, keep your content shorter! This doesn’t mean deliberately writing short posts that don’t provide any value. Instead, it means saying what you need to say as concisely as possible. As long as your readers can get what they need out of your post, and feel as though you are delivering value, then there’s no difference between a 500 or 1000-word post. Many readers will lose interest when you don’t keep to the point!

Lastly, remember that you will simply get faster with practice, and especially when you “batch” your content creation process to create many posts at once. So keep on writing!

3 Online Content Topic Brainstorming Tips

One of the biggest hurdles many of us have when it comes to writing content for the internet is that we don’t know what to write in the first place. There really are an endless number of topics for us to write about, it’s just a case of narrowing down your topic to fit into your niche.

Here are 3 different ways to brainstorm new content ideas when you’re feeling stuck:

Tip 1: Do Some Keyword Research

Most online content is written with one big goal in mind: to show up on search engine results, and preferably in the first few pages. As you may already know, placing keywords strategically in your content is what will help you garner a bigger audience. This doesn’t mean stuffing your content with keywords to the point that it becomes unreadable. However, doing some keyword research can help you come up with some good ideas of what to write about! So search for your general sub topic and then make titles based off the specific keyword phrases people are searching for. The best thing is there’s already a potential audience searching for this content!

Tip 2: Have A Browse Online

There is so much content already available online that you might worry that everything’s been done before. The truth is, though, that browsing what others have written can be a great way to spark unique and different ways of writing things. This is not about copying others, it’s about sparking completely new ideas. Look at blogs, forums, and other authority sites, and see what people are talking about. Have a look at what people want or the issues they are facing. It’s particularly useful to see which questions people are asking on forums or in blog comments. Writing on these topics means you can truly tap into the needs of your market.

Tip 3: Create a Mind Map

A mind map is one of the most effective brainstorming tools, so why not use this for your content creation? Write down your keyword or base topic/product on a piece of paper, and try to think about the ‘what’, ‘why’, ‘who’, ‘how’, and ‘where’ topics that can be created. For example, let’s say your keyword is hair color. Some topics you could come up with are “What is Hair Coloring?”, “Why You Should Color Your Hair With X Hair Product”, “Who is Henna Hair Color Suitable For?”, “How to Color Hair Easily At Home”,  and “Best Salons to Visit if You Want to Color Your Hair in X City”. Then, you can continue with more linked topics that stem off each one of those. It’s that easy!

These tips aren’t hard to implement, it’s simply a case of getting yourself into the habit of regular brainstorming. And, don’t forget to keep a notebook with you for those occasions when ideas come to you when you least expect it!

Do you struggle to come up with new content ideas? If so, share in the comments below– We’d love to help!

What other methods have you put into place to make your content creation faster?

Please share in the comments!

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25 thoughts on “How To Write Your Blog Content Faster {+ 3 Blog Content Topic Brainstorming Tips}”

  1. I used to struggle with coming up with new ideas just because I wanted to write in depth articles.

    But now I don’t do that any more. Sometimes I just take a single plugin and discuss the benefits of that plugin.

    I also use a free tool from inbound now to generate SEO friendly titles

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    • That’s a great idea, Isaac! So much information can be shared from something like a plugin, especially for people who do not have experience with it. Thanks for visiting & commenting!

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  2. Great tips. I can’t say I have ever tried writing several articles at once, but I have definitely done the incubator. It works great, especially when I feel I might not have enough ideas for the post.

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    • Writing a couple different articles at once can be a great way to batch work and get things completed quickly, however, if you are jumping from one post to another, too much – it may not work in your favor. You definitely have to take it slower, at first! Thanks for commenting!

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  3. What helps me to write faster is to keep content broken up into sections. I typically don’t have more than 3 or 4 paragraphs per section. Each section has a sub-headline, which hopefully makes the article scannable. I’ve also started using the text-to-speech feature on my Mac to have an article read back to me a few paragraphs at a time. That’s very useful for proofreading.

    I’m not sure about other bloggers, but it still takes me about 4-5 hours to write and produce (including screenshots, revising, editing, and proofreading) an article, typically around 700 to 1200 words.

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  4. One of the secrets of my content creation (Over 1000 post in less than a year) is that I read a lot. Reading more about industry and blog niche gives you endless content ideas and with the power of Keyword Planner, you can get an idea of the perfect title and keywords to use.

    I have had a lot of success with this strategy for 3 years; READ MORE THAN YOU WRITE AND YOU WILL NEVER LACK CONTENT.

    Thanks for your insightful idea.

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  5. Hi,
    Awesome article it was exceptionally helpful I simply began in this and I’m becoming more acquainted. “Have a simple, yet clear navigational structure.” is very important!
    Please keep writing such amazing articles!

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  6. Great article! I seriously have trouble just staying focused and writing out an entire post without getting distracted and editing my post along the way. I’ll definitely be taking these tips and keeping them in mind going forward.

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  7. I tend to edit my posts as I’m writing. That is such good advice to just get it all out and then review and edit!! I am going to do this with future posts, hopefully the creativity will flow better! Thanks!

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