9 Sure Fire Ways to Write a Blog Post Fast

Ways to Write A Blog Fast

We’ve all heard the phrase “Time Is Money”, and if you run a blog in your spare time, then that’s never been more true. For me personally, I have a wife and 2 young children, and I’ve also got a full time job so time is not something that I have a lot of!

I love blogging and helping others, so the good news is that I have worked out the kinks for you and have come up with a system that has been working for me.  I’ve compiled a list of things you can do to make sure you can write a blog post fast.

#1. Set A Deadline

When you sit down to write a blog post, the very first thing you should do is give yourself a deadline.  Your self imposed deadline will vary from person to person so it is up to you to figure out what you think is achievable for you….1 hour, 2 hours, 2.5 hours?

The idea here is to give yourself an allotment of time so that you stay focused and on track.  If you respect the deadline, and actually try to achieve it, you will be surprised at how much you can actually get done.  As you write more and more you will find that you have time left over and that is a sign that writing is becoming more natural, and as such, you can change your deadline.

Remember, respect your own deadline and you’ll be amazed at how well this works!

#2. Create A Schedule

Life can get very hectic and so many people use calendars to help manage their schedule. I know that myBlogging | Tips And Tricks | Beginner | How To Write A Blog Post Fast wife and I have a shared family calendar that we use to keep track of what child has what activity on any given day….not to mention all the birthday reminders that are in it!

One way to make sure that you get yourself on a blogging schedule is to make sure that you put entries into your calendar.  If you block off the time then you are more likely to stick to it.

To have a successful blogging website you will need to write a post 2, or preferably 3, times a week.  Create an appointment in your calendar on any 3 days a week that work for you, and set it for the length of the deadline you determined above. Try to have the appointment be for the same days each week as this will help you get into a consistent groove.

If you keep it up for a while, then before you know it, your blogging schedule will be like second nature!

#3. Keep A Topic List

One of the biggest challenges that a blogger can face is the ability to always have a topic to write a post about.  Writer’s block can cripple a blog website, and that’s something that no one wants to happen.

My favorite way to avoid writer’s block is to have an Excel document of blog topic ideas.  Once a month I will sit down for a couple of hours and knock out a bunch of keyword research.  By the time I finish I will have a document that has at least a couple dozen keywords and blog topics for that month.

Another thing that I do regularly is to ALWAYS be on the lookout for blog topics.  You never know when a topic idea will hit you, it could even just be during a casual conversation with someone. The moment the idea comes to you, just jot it down and then add it to your master document later.

You’ve got to live, eat, drink, and sleep your niche, and if you do so then you will always have a long list of blog topics. The best part is that when it’s time to write, you don’t have to go through all of the keyword research because you already did it….you can just sit down and write!

#4. Eliminate Distractions

Facebook Likes, Tweets, Instagram Posts, Snapchatting, and on and on.  These are just some of the things that most people do on their PC or smartphone.  Some people’s phones don’t stop flashing, ringing, or dinging!

Eliminating distractions will do wonders for your ability to write your content, and write it quickly.  My method of eliminating distractions when I write is to put my smartphone on silent (so you don’t even hear it) and leave it in my bedroom.  I also take the remote control to the television and put it with my phone.

I know that the temptation is strong, but if you can unplug yourself for just a couple of hours then your productivity will sky rocket!

#5. Start At The End

Start at the end??? Really? Well, don’t actually start writing the end of your post before you write the rest of it!

It’s important that you identify the main point of your post….the one big takeaway that you want your readers to have. Typically the end of your post will have a Call To Action button of some sort that really drives home your point.

By identifying your main point, you can then develop a template of the main points you will be writing about. Your main points will become section headings in your post.

Before you’ve written one single word of content, you should have your template set up with your section headers, your conclusion, and your Call To Action (just written out in text, you can make it all pretty later on!).

Once that is in place it’s really easy to just fill in the gaps.

#6. Write, Don’t Edit

This tip should be simple, but it turns out that it’s a lot harder than it sounds.

You’ve finally reached the point where you get to actually write out your content! Everything you’ve done up until this point has been to set you up to make this step in the process as easy as possible.

So now that you’re ready to write, go ahead and do just that….WRITE! This is the time you allotted for yourself to get your thoughts written out, so don’t waste your time on editing, there will be plenty of time for that.

When I write my blog posts, I just write whatever comes to mind, no matter how good or bad it sounds, no matter if I’m using the same word over and over, I disregard spelling and punctuation mistakes….none of it matters right now. Just get your thoughts out and your words written.

We’ll work on fixing it and making it all nice and neat later.

#7. Keep The Flow

As soon as you start writing your post, you really shouldn’t stop until you finish because you will break the momentum and thought process that you’ve built as you write.

If your post includes statistics, or quotes, or any other kind of thing that you need to look up to get specifics on, then just make a note of it inside of a custom symbol so that you can look for it later. Let me give you an example to better explain what I mean….

Lets say you want to put a quote from someone famous but you don’t know the exact wording. Rather than stopping to go look it up, I would just type the following in my post: #!insert quote from Albert Einstein here#!.

In the example above, my custom symbol is a pound sign and exclamation point (#!). So now, when I finish, I can just search my article for that symbol and I’ll be able to add in what I need….and I am able to do so without messing up my train of thought while I was writing.

Another benefit is that it is way more efficient to do all your research at one time, as opposed to writing then stopping to research, then writing and stopping again, and then eventually finishing.

It’s a simple trick that can really help save you some time and make your posts make more sense!

#8. Read It Out Loud

Some of the biggest singers and biggest stars in Hollywood do their warm ups out loud and in front of a mirror before a big performance. Your blog post should get the same kind of star treatment before going live!

By the time you get to this step you should have a well thought out and fully written blog post. Yes we know it isn’t perfect, but that’s ok because this is the when we get to clean it up and make sure it is great.

The first thing you should do is stand up, get some water, and take a 5 minute break…

Good, now that you’ve had a nice little break, it’s time to read your post out loud…yes, really read it out loud! Since we write as we speak, this step is very important because you want to make sure that what you wrote is conveyed properly. Reading it out loud will allow you to hear things that don’t sound right. For example, maybe you started every sentence with the same phrase, or maybe you used the same word over and over and it doesn’t sound right.

Editing this way takes a little getting used to, but it is effective and I think you’ll find that you catch more corrections than you would have if you just read it to yourself.

#9. Maximize Your Time

This last idea is one that I developed, and it’s not for everyone but it works for me so I wanted to share it. The basic premise is that your mindset is that you are always “working” and taking advantage of the time you have.

Throughout a day, you have what I like to call “hidden pockets of time” which you can take advantage of. My schedule is very busy with my young family at home and a full time job, so here are my hidden pockets of time:

  • the 15 minutes in the morning before everyone wakes up
  • commute to work
  • 15 minute break in my work day
  • lunch hour
  • commute home

During these times is when I will do simple things like transfer any blog post ideas that I had jotted down previously, or listen to/watch a training video on Wealthy Affiliate, or even search for studies/quotes/images/etc. Basically it is a time in which you can do things to help position you better for your upcoming posts. You can never plan too much!

Like I said, it’s not for everyone, but if you give it a try, you may be surprised at how happy you are with the results!

Conclusion

You’ve made it to the end! See? It didn’t take that long for you to write it, and you’ll get better and faster with each one you do! Your post is just about ready to go live….you just need to give it another pass through for editing and also go ahead and add in some images.

I know that I’ve listed a lot of steps in this post, 8 (and one bonus one!) to be exact, and I’ve gone into detail about each of them.  Check out this really beautiful and fun graphical representation of everything I talked about in this post.

I HIGHLY encourage you to share this post so that everyone can benefit from this awesome image below!

8 secrets to writing faster blog posts

Comments 66

  • Hello Matt
    thanks for sharing your tips on ways to better write.I think anyone who has never written a blog before will soon get scared at the thought of having to write every single week, I remember when I got started and was struggling to write a 300 word, today I can produce 1000+ word faster than it took me to get a 300 word article ready for posting.
    I think the biggest mistake most writers make is editing while writing, as soon as you start doing this, you`ll be questioning everything you do and it ends up taking so much time and before you know it, you delete everything you`ve just written because you`re not happy with it.
    Having said that, I think the best way to write and keep getting better is to keep writing, the more you write, the better you get, the better the flow, but many people are just afraid to write, they question their ability.To me, writing is just like talking to someone.
    Very informative and well explained, thanks for sharing.

    • Hey Roamy,

      Glad you liked the post! I’m happy to hear that you’re able to produce posts of 1000 words easily… It’s amazing how much easier it is after you’ve been doing it for a while!

      I agree with you that not editing while you write is very important…. There’s plenty of time to edit once you’ve written everything. Definitely keep the momentum while initially writing!

  • Hello,
    thank you for sharing a very informative article about ways to write blog post fast. Obviously, for blogger it is very important to be able to write a high quality and unique blog as fast as possible. I agree with you, you can’t get distracted and you can’t quit. That is very important.

    • Hi Karlo,

      Eliminating distractions is probably the most important tip in the whole post. If you keep letting yourself get distracted then you’ll have a harder time being productive.

  • Wow. Amazing techniques you can use to break mental blocks when your creating content.

    Personally, I think practice, mentorship and reading are the most important ways to improve how quickly and effectively you write.

    Take time to go over your work because it shouldn’t be rushed, but if your scared it will be bad just get something on the page.

    • Hey Jacob,

      You make a great point about not rushing your work. It’s important to take the time to make sure that what you are going to post sounds good and is well written.

      The more you post, the better you’ll be at it for sure. I hope that this post helps folks that are just beginning their blogs learn how to be more effective writers!

  • Hi, Matt thanks a lot for your post on how to write a blog fast. It found me a the perfect time when in my training I need to right a timed post.
    Your 9 ways are wonderful and very practical. I feel better set for writing now. Wow thanks a lot you have helped clear a load off on writing.
    Dan Kenneth

    • Hey Dan,

      I’m so happy that you found my post so helpful! Let me know how your timed writing exercise goes! I’d be interested to hear which techniques you found most helpful

  • Hi Matt! Thank you very much for this post! I am starting a blog myself and I have really profited from reading this article. I am surprised to see I have been doing some of your recommendations, so I will keep on with them. But there are also some things that I have recognized that I need to improve and this post has shown light on them! Again, thanks a lot!

    • Hi Henry,

      I’m so glad you enjoyed my post and was able to learn a few things!

      It’s great that you were already doing some of the tips I mentioned, that goes to show you that you are heading in the right direction!

      Which tips did you find worked the best for you?

  • Hey this was very informative and will def use your tips. As a mom of 2 small girls that works from blogging can seem like an i achievable task but I know it’s not. With these tips you make it seem like my 2 year old could do if she could type…lol! Thanks for the info! Also where did you make your infographic?

    • Hey there, I’m so glad you enjoyed my post!

      I hope that you find some of the tips helpful as blogging with 2 kids is definitely not easy…..I like to think I’ve gotten the hang of it though! Let me know which ones you find work the best for you, I would really love to hear.

      As for the infographic, head on over to Visual.ly and just do a search for an infographic you are interested in. You can use them for free, they even give you the code to embed them into your post!

  • Some great tips !!! All the best 🙂

  • I appreciate this list and I will definitely implement them right away. I find myself slacking sometimes and this will keep me ahead of the game. Thanks

  • As someone who works with writers on a daily basis (I’m an editor.), I was thrilled to see step 6, “Write, Don’t Edit” and step 8, “Read It Out Loud.” Editing is an important step to the writing process no matter what you are writing. Good visuals, a great headline, and knowledge of the topic are important pieces to a blog post, but the lack of editing can destroy all the hard work a writer put into his/her blog post.

    I love your infographic with this post! You mentioned visual.ly in an earlier reply. Do you get all of your infographics there or do you have another source? Do you ever design any infographics yourself?

    • Hey Kelly,

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the post! I personally think that the Write, Don’t Edit step is the most important one, and you are right, a non edited article definitely results in wasted effort.

      As for the infographics, my main source is visual.ly but I’m actually learning how to make my own so hopefully I’ll have one to share soon!

  • I was going through a period of writers block as far as writing blog posts and content is concerned.

    I especially like your number 6. Its crazy that a lot of people are looking for the perfect post and by doing so, there content never reaches the page.

    How do you find ideas for your topic list? This should help me whenever I don’t know what to write about.

    Jessie

    • Hey Jessie,

      I’m glad you found the post helpful!

      Tip number 6 in the post is probably the most important one. A lot of time people get frustrated while writing and it’s usually due to them trying to edit before they even finish writing! Once I figured out that I was prematurely editing, I found that writing became much easier. 🙂

      For my blog post topics, I keep a running list of topics. Check out tip number 3 in this post for more details!

  • These are such great tips, I’m going to bookmark this for future reference. I always feel stumped when tying to write a blog post, but I think reflecting on these tips will be super helpful!

    • Thank you Nina! I’m so glad that you found the tips so helpful. I really do use them every time I write content, and they work!

      Be sure to sign up for my newsletter so that you get all of my latest posts!

  • Stay off social media. Too many times have I found myself distracted by Facebook and Pinterest while trying to write!

  • This is great advice! I will need to apply these tips when I’m writing my next blog post! 🙂

  • These are great tips. Without realizing it, I follow a lot of these like set a schedule, eliminating distractions and write and don’t edit. Very good tips for those beginning their blogging journey!

    • Hey Jessica, that’s terrific that you already follow a lot of these techniques….you’re off to a great start with your blog! Keep up the great work.

  • These are some great tips. I agree that keeping distractions away while you write is super important. I too find myself getting lost in social media. I also started the 100DayBloggingchallenge and it has helped me put a lot of things into perspective and focus more on my “blog voice”.

    • Thank you for your kind words! Distractions are all around so it definitely takes some discipline.

      I haven’t heard of the 100 day blogging challenge, I’ll have to look into it. Thanks for sharing!

  • These are really great tips. I am still working on time management when it comes to blogging, especially now that I am also trying to build up a freelance business, land a job, and write a full length play. So yeah I will definitely try some of these-“write from the end” may be a good one to start with. I already keep a schedule and it has been really helpful. The schedule includes topics so I have that covered too! I need to get better at condensing my writing time, and also making graphics quicker. I’ll tweet this!

    • Wow, Elizabeth, you sure do have a lot on your plate. It sounds a bit like my schedule with a full time job and a family with 2 very young children….that’s why I had to develop these techniques, my time is definitely limited!

      I’m glad that you found this so useful!

  • I agree with all of these, I like the idea of keeping a topic list that is definitely helpful. I also like what you said about keeping the flow because when it does get interrupted it can be so hard to get back on track or we can begin to second guess.

    • Yes, Sondra, keeping your flow is so important to a good blog post. The less that you get distracted, the more sense it will all make!

      I hope that these tips help you write great content.

  • These are wonderful tips for anyone interested in staying creative as a blogger. Don’t folks do these things already? Yeah, yeah, it’s a rhetorical question. We also have to love the topic we write about or it shows.

    • I think you would be surprised, Elizabeth. I see many people struggling with their content creation which is what led me to creating this post.

  • This is a great post on 9 sure fire ways to write a blog post fast. Self discipline is an important part of blogging I believe. Preparation is setting deadlines and having the days set on the calendar to work on your blog. Thanks for sharing the information.

  • I like to do things in batches, so one day shoot, next day write, next day edit, etc. It helps me catch things later that I missed and be thorough!

  • #3 is awesome! I’ve been thinking of doing that to organize everything in small time chunks and then when I have a big chunk of time sit down and write (no editing- you got that right too)! Now to work on the procrastination when the time slots present themselves:) seriously though, awesome tips to get anyone into writing mode.

    • Haha, you’re not alone in the procratsination, Magaly, we’re all guilty of that one!

      I’m glad you got so much from my post….you should try these techniques to make writing your posts faster!

  • Distractions are my downfall. If I find my mind wandering I have to close all browser windows except for my blog and then (and only then) can I really concentrate. And I do sometimes start at the end — it totally helps! Great tips, thank you!

    • We all get distracted, Rachel….I’m glad you have a good way of controlling it by closing all of your browser tabs!

      Starting at the end took some getting used to, but now I love it!

  • So, it’s good to know I am not the only person sitting at my computer reading my blog posts out loud. It did feel a little silly sometimes.

    I like your idea of giving ourselves deadlines. Most of the time I just write until it feels complete, but that can take a few minutes or a couple hours. I’m going to try this deadline thing.

  • “Write, don’t edit” is my fave! Sometimes you just need to get it all out!

  • These are some fantastic tips. Once I learned that I could write, and not edit, I found myself being able to complete projects very quickly!

    • Thank you Chloe! I’m so glad that the tips in my post helped you write faster!

      Write Not Edit is one of the most important tips in the whole list….just get all your thoughts out there and fix it later!

  • I laughed out so hard when I read “Start at the end.” I am a food blogger, and that’s what I do. I write my recipe card first. Then, I think about what story I could tell along with it or if there is any valuable information about any of the ingredients. I wish I could be as organised as you recommend it here. I write several posts at once and have no real deadlines. I just push posts out when I feel they are good enough. Usually 2-3 a week. Chaos reigns in this little bloggers head. It’s how I work the best. =D

    • Haha, Gloria…trust me, it can get pretty chaotic here too!

      That’s great you start at the end with your recipes….I think it makes logical sense to do so.

      I’m definitely gonna go check out some of your recipe ideas 🙂

  • Thank you for sharing your tips! I always feel like time is never on my side, especially since I became a mom, so writing blog posts fast always peaks my interest. These are great tips and I’m going to use them for my next blog post. Thank you!

    • Oh Laura, I can totally relate to finding time when you have young children….that’s actually what led me to start my blog!

      I hope that you are able to put these tips to use and be able to make some great content in record speed!

  • A topic list is a brilliant idea! That way, when you get writer’s block, you have some ideas to push that inspiration!

    • Thank you Cindy! It’s important to keep a running list of topic ideas whenever you get them so you don’t forget! It definitely makes getting started on your next post much easier!

  • This was great. Good to see the steps broken down.

  • I really needed this list. I have a list of posts to write, but I agonize over each one. I tweak and tweak and tweak trying to make it perfect. Then, I procrastinate on starting it because it takes me so long! I definitely agree with keep up the flow. If I do that, I am more productive.

    • Hey Sandy….I think that is a common problem among bloggers, I know I’ve had that issue many times. I personally feel that blog posts are not meant to be perfect…it lets the reader connect to you on a different level when it’s not perfect

  • These are AWESOME tips! I know that when I just sit down and write, nothing else, I always get more done! I am going to incorporate more of your tips into my writing as well.

  • Thanks for sharing these tips! I especially appreciated the maximizing time section. I am going to start looking for my hidden pockets of time that I can try and work during!

    • “Hidden pockets of time”….that is one of my most favorite concepts. They exist for everyone, you just have to find them!

      I hope you are able to put these tips to good use!

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