Do you procrastinate on blog writing, or not do it at all, because you think you don’t have enough time? If you know a few tricks to help move the process along, blogging can actually be a pretty fast and easy process. Here are three tips that can help you produce great blogs in record time.
- Don’t Obsess Over Outlining – If you don’t like to outline and would rather write “off the top of your head,” then don’t outline, regardless of what you’ve been told. When I started writing, I tried to outline and just stared at the blank page for hours until I realized it wasn’t my style. Someone else may absolutely need to do it before they can get a word down. The bottom line is to do what works best for you so you can actually start and finish your blog.
- Write The Title First – I know this goes against the advice of many experts out there who say to write the title after completing the blog. What I find is that choosing a title, even a working title, before I write helps me to stay on topic, focus on what I want to say, and avoid veering off into the writing stratosphere. The result is a nicely written blog in a short time frame.
- Use Time-Saving Tools – Quick writing assistance is often just a click away. For example, instead of using the same word over and over, you can change it up (and make yourself look like an awesome writer) with the synonym tool in Microsoft Word. Put your cursor over the word you want to change, right click, move your cursor over the word Synonyms, and–presto!–you get a list of alternative words you can click on to immediately replace your original word. It couldn’t be faster or easier.
Consistent blogging is an essential part of successful inbound marketing in today’s online business environment, and these tips can keep you producing great blogs whenever you need them.
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