Let’s get started with Part 2, where we’ll be going over other “typing speed” strategies to help you in your content writing and blogging. I’m a huge believer that if you can increase your typing speed without jeopardizing your quality, then you’ll be able to achieve something very special with your blog. Experienced bloggers really won’t have problems but those starting out might need to make some adjustments to their content writing. If you think about the benefits of slightly improving your typing speed, you’ll know it can have a dramatic effect on your blog. For example, here are some right off the top of my head:
- More content
- Increased traffic through content marketing
- More social shares because more content published
- Engaging your readers
- Quicker indexing
In Part 1, I went through 2-3 ways to improve your content writing and would like to discuss a few more going forward. Let’s get started…
Knowing you have deadlines in place is a great way to stay focused on the end goal. When you don’t create deadlines, you won’t dedicate the time required to writing or even making improvements and this is a great waste. From my research, every successful bloggers has a schedule they follow every day and won’t stop until they achieve what they set out to do. For example, the one thing that has kept me writing throughout this content until completed is knowing I have content that needs to be published next week. Not to mention, I have to send these in to be edited, which is very important.
Time and Breaks
Did you know, when I write content…it’s in intervals of 7 minutes?
This means for 7 minutes straight, I’ll do nothing but write content WITHOUT any distraction and this helps me get what I need written down. As mentioned, I’m currently writing 300 words every 3 minutes so after 7, I have roughly 600 words. The only difference is compared to others who divide their attention on other things, I completely focus on my work during times I’m wired in. Now after the “7” minutes, I’ll take quick breaks of no more than “7” minutes then get right to work again. This will ensure I stay right on track and finish my work accordingly.
In the end, my point is you have to ensure you write smart and take even smarter breaks.
Write When You Have Energy
One reason I have problems writing is because I sometimes do it at night and this is usually my downtime. Over the years, while writing content, I’ve figured out my MOST productive time is during the day so I try to do what I can from 9AM-3PM. I’m not saying you should complete your entire work by this time, but the priorities on your list so you do a 100% job. If you just started blogging, then soon, you’ll figure out what is the best time for you to start blogging and this can definitely help you with your typing. At the same time, it’s as important to create an outline of your work, labelling MOST important to least.
Pick the Right Days
I got this strategy from John Chow because he does his writing and scheduling on Mondays. If you feel some days are better than others, then you might want to shift your schedule to write on the days you have more FREE time. By doing this, you’ll be able to write WITHOUT any other distractions or other NON-personal work that needs to be completed.
- Go through your days and find what works for you
- Go through and figure out your timings
- Figure out what writing pattern works
- Find out how to take smart breaks