How to Write a Blog Post Fast

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how to write a blog post fast

Every once in a while you will find yourself needing to write a blog post fast. Maybe you have a busy schedule that day or possibly you are close to missing a deadline you have set for yourself.

Writing a blog post quickly does not mean that you need to sacrifice quality. If you do it correctly, you can crank out a well written, quality post that is equal to those that take you hours to write.

Decide What You Are Going to Write About

This seems obvious, but sometimes this is the most time-consuming aspect of writing a blog post. In order to cut down on the amount of time you waste figuring out what to write about, simply brainstorm one topic and pick the one that you feel comfortable writing about.

In other words, make sure that the topic that you choose is something that you know a lot about or that you can write a lot about. You don’t want to spend too much time doing research for the topic, so if you are already knowledgeable about it you are ahead of the game.

I like to keep a running list of topic ideas that come to me throughout the week. This way I can simply choose one of them, do a quick 5-minute keyword research to get my main keyword, and then get to writing.

Keep a notebook handy or create the list on your smart phone so that you will be prepared with a topic whenever you find yourself in need of a quick blog post.


Structure Your Blog Post

So now comes the actual writing part. This can go by much quicker if you take a few minutes to structure your blog post first.

I use templates that are pre-loaded into my content editor. I have several that I use, including a product review template and a keyword rich article template.

Structuring you blog post is really just creating a subject outline. So think of the topics/points you want to talk about and put them in the header areas. Try to come up with about 4 to 5 topics.

Once you have them written down, you can start filling in the paragraphs under each topic. Spend about 5-10 minutes per topic and then move on to the next.

This keeps the flow going as well as organizes your thoughts quickly.

  • Title of Blog Post
    • Intro Paragraph
      • Topic #1
        • content goes here (3-4 paragraphs)
      • Topic #2
        • content goes here
      • Topic #3
        • content goes here
      • Topic #4
        • content goes here
      • Conclusion
        • ending paragraphs summing up the article (include call to actions)

Gather Your Images and Links

After you have written out your content, you will need to gather your images and place them within the post. You will want to do this quickly so using a website like Stock Unlimited can be a huge time-saver.

Stock Unlimited is a website that has thousands of photos available for you to use on your website. You put in a search for what kind of image you are looking for and then pick the one you want.

I use Stock Unlimited most of the time, but I will also use the copywrite free images available within Wealthy Affiliate’s SiteContent platform. When I’m in a hurry, both of these options save me a ton of time.

You will also want to grab all of your links if you are promoting an affiliate offer or just want to provide a relevant link within your post.

Create blog banner images and marketing material (Pinterest post, Instagram post images, etc) at this point so you can add them or at least have them ready once you’ve published your blog post. Marketing on social media is a great way to get some traffic to your website. I use Canva.com to create these images.

I like to do these 2 tasks all at the same time. It just makes it goes faster when I’ve already written the content and then just have to go back through and insert images and links. This way, I’m not leaving my writing (disrupting the creative flow) to go find an image.


Utilize the Right Tools

One of the best ways to be quick when you are writing your blog posts is to use tools that help you be more efficient.

I’ve already mentioned the fact that I use Stock Unlimited to find most of my images. But I also use other tools that make the process much smoother, which results in time saved.

Some of the tools that I use are listed below…


Final Thoughts

As I mentioned before, writing blog posts quickly does not mean that you have to sacrifice quality. Having a specific procedure in place will help you make the most use of your time and get things done faster.

Be sure to set a timer and don’t spend too much time on any one aspect of the blog post. This is why keeping a list of possible post ideas is a great idea.

If you start to feel like you are spending too much time in one area, take a step back, regroup, and then wrap it up within 5 minutes or less. Then move on to the next task. This will keep you focused and on task.

Leave a comment below if you have any other tips to writing a blog post quickly…

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Elizabeth

Born & raised in Houston, Texas, Elizabeth is a mother of 2 boys and 1 crazy dog. When she's not blogging, she enjoys traveling with her family, attending Texas music concerts, fly-fishing, and camping.

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