Creating content can be tough especially when you have a few blogs you’re writing for every day. Over the years, I have been writing content daily to the count of 5000-600 words, and I’ll admit that this can get very tough. Sometimes, I don’t have the patience, which can restrict the flow of words when getting them down within my word processor. With that said, it’s important I go over a few things I have learned over the years about writing content. For example, if you manage your writing and time correctly, then you’ll be able to get a lot more written than normal. This works in your favor, especially when time is of the essence when blogging. Today, let’s explore â€œ5â€ solid methods to write more content in less time, which will help you grow and excel your blogging.
We’ll be looking at the following:
- The importance of developing a system
- Handy extensions you can use
- Getting into the zone
- Breaking down your writing
- The importance of a habit
Your feedback will be appreciated. Let’s get startedâ€¦
Developing a System
One of the best ways to write content is by developing a system that has proven to work for you a majority of the time. This means knowing how to conduct research, making an outline, learning how to write an introduction, etc. All of this is awesome because it helps streamline your writing, which, in the end, will account for a lot of time saved. In the end, when you have a system that is easy to follow, then you’ll be a lot more productive because you have a guide along the way. For example,
With research, you’ll know exactly what topics are trending and choose something that resonates with your readers. By creating an online, you’ll know what sequence to write everything in so you don’t waste time going over your notes. Being able to write a solid introduction will ensure you cover the right points and entice your readers from the beginning. The conclusion is NOT that tough because you’re summarizing everything that was covered, but having a system to put this together always helps.
Here’s the bottom-line,
By having a solid system in place that has helped you produce content quickly, you’ll be able to save enormous time. This means you’ll be able to get more done, which helps when you have several blogs or need to spend time writing a lengthy content daily.
Extensions Are Available
Things have changed and you now have awesome extensions that are available for free. Another cool thing is these extensions are available for every major browser like Chrome, Firefox, and Explorer. Let’s look at a few:
Stay Focused â€“ Chrome
An amazing plugin or extension that is free and very easy to use. Once you install the extension to your browser, you’ll be able to restrict time wasting websites for a certain amount of time you have configured. Install the extension then paste a list of sites that you know distract you throughout the day. You can set the extension to allow you to spend a specific amount of time on these sites then they’ll lock for the rest of the day. This means after a certain amount of time, you won’t be able to access them, giving you more time to focus.
LeechBlock â€“ Firefox
This extension works the same way as â€œStay Focusedâ€, however, you can set different blocks that disable and enable throughout the day. You set the days and time blocks when you feel your focus is at its lowest so this extension will help you get back on track. This is another extension that is free, and is perfect for those who use Firefox. Next,
It’s important to mention that you have many other options that you can find by doing a quick search within Google. However, keep in mind, some might require a subscription, which many of you don’t want at this time. I would suggest taking advantage of the free options to find out how they help throughout the day and with your productivity.
Getting into the Zone
I’ve noticed I’m able to get into the zone much better during the day than at night. Why? At night, I have family who are home and this can be very distracting for me and my content writing. However, what works for me will be different for you so you have to know what is the best productivity time for you. Try to observe your habit then tweak it so you are at your best throughout the day. This will take some time because what works now might not work later on so you have to tweak your patterns regularly. However, here are a few questions to ask yourself when getting started:
- When are you most productive?
- When do you feel tired the most? What time throughout the day?
- From what you’ve noticed, what work is your priority and when do you get it done?
I’m pretty sure there are some more questions that should be asked but starting with the ones listed above, you’ll be able to determine what has been working and what hasn’t. Then going forward, you stick to this pattern so it helps you get into the zone going forward. Making these small changes will let you get more done, especially writing content when this is your obvious priority.
Breaking Down Writing
When I know I have a few days in between, I’ll break down my writing so it doesn’t tire me out as much. For example, if I have 2 days to write content that is 3,000 words, then I don’t have to get this done all in one day, especially when I have other priorities as well. I’ll usually write 1,500 words today then another the next day until the project has been completed. Sometimes, breaking down the word count isn’t enough because you have the option of breaking down the sections so you write the MOST important now then the least during the end. For example,
I sometimes like to write the introduction towards the end because it helps me make it more targeted. When I’m done writing my content, I have a better idea of what’s written, which, in the end, helps me write out an introduction for my content. I’ll make my introduction more precise and targeted, which is always a good thing when capturing a reader’s attention with very few words.
Here’s what you should do going forwardâ€¦.
Find out what works for you by trying different things like breaking down sections or even your writing. You’ll notice you’ll have an easier time putting your words together when you write certain sections before others. It might help to break up your writing over a few days.
Creating a Solid Habit
Many of you might be confused at this point, but habits play a crucial role in your success because it will lay down your foundation. I personally think all habits are connected and can either be an asset or a liability. For example, when smokers start exercising, they have an easier time quitting and will even start eating healthier meals. I think much of it has to do with their mental well-being at this point. However, let’s try to connect this to blogging and what it can do for us. For example, starting work early in the morning will give you longer days to get important writing done. Exercising first thing in the morning will motivate you to stay productive throughout the day and this can be seen in your business growthâ€¦right? Here’s my pointâ€¦
If you are a serious blogger and want to be taken seriously, then I think it’s important you establish solid habits that will help you stay motivated, focused, and grow your ambition. Establishing habits can be tough but it all comes down to your seriousness about success. If you ask any successful blogger, they’ll tell you â€œbloggingâ€ and â€œcontent writingâ€ is their passion so they will do anything to make sure they succeed. This even means the following:
- Creating new habits that change their business
- Finding new ways to motivate themselves
- Tweaking old habits when needed
- Making sure they know their priorities and ensuring their habits convey their motivation
There are many resources on habits that will help you understand the importance they play within individual lives. I would recommend you read resources available by doing a quick search â€œhabits and importanceâ€ then skimming through several of the blogs. I believe if you can get your habits straightened out, then you’ll have an easier time writing more content in less time, which will be great for your business.
Under Your Industry
I just wanted to touch on this topic quicklyâ€¦
The fact is, when you have experience within your industry, you’ll have an easier time writing content. Above, I discussed habits and one of my major ones is to keep up-to-date with the changing trends in my industry. This involves reading others blogs, skimming forums, and even reading newly released magazines. In the end, all of this will help me write content on the topic at hand because I just have enough knowledge within my niche. I would encourage all of you to do the same going forward. For example,
Try to get more involved within your industry, which will help you gain the knowledge to provide personal opinion on your topic. Explore a few ways that you have been able to gain knowledge and utilize them going forward to increase depth.
Â Final Thoughts
As usual, I’d like to close my content by going over some thoughts. Every blogger knows the importance of being able to write more content in less time, especially when maintaining 2-3 niche blogs. You might think this is a difficult task, but if you know how to manage your time correctly, then producing content can be very easy. The first thing you need to do is go over the points mentioned above so you fully understand them going forward. When you can fully grasp their importance, only then will you be able to apply the concepts in their entirety. Secondly, as mentioned in my other content, it’s important you start creating a list of the important points so they will be easier to implement into your blogging strategy. For example, writing down the examples above in point form will allow you to choose action steps without having to go through the entire content, locating them.
Once you have an outline of the points, you can start implementing them into your content writing strategy. For example, you can track data, understanding what allows you to output content more. Remember, your main objective is to be able to write content more than ever before. You’ll find some ways help you while others slow you down, however, this is your initial testing process. Soon, you’ll find a strategy that works well, and can continue with it going forward.
Please leave your comments below and let us know what has worked for you.