Most bloggers do something other than blog. Therefore, when we sit down to blog we want to be as efficient as possible. I hate when I sit down to put effort into writing a blog post and end up taking 20 minutes to think about what I want to write and then end up getting sidetracked, looking up other various things on the Internet. So, to use your valuable time most efficiently when you sit down to write a blog post, take some of these tips into consideration.
Know What You’re Going to Write
Blog posts are about things you encounter in your everyday life. For the most part they focus on something you have a good understand about or enjoy talking about. Therefore, instead of sitting at your computer thinking about what you should write, you should be sitting down and looking at the top of your idea list. Most ideas hit me at random times throughout the day. Do not let those ideas slip away! Send them to your email or write them down. Now, when you sit down at your computer so can say, “Oh, Yeah!” and get right into it.
Write The Intro Summary Then The Main Points
Good guest posts explain what they’re about to talk about in a basic introduction and then highlight the important headlines of the article. Since these are most important, I knock them out of the way first. As I write my introduction my brain zones in on the topic I’m writing about and I type out those headlines below. Now that I’m done with my introduction all I have to do is write a few small paragraphs about the topics I’ve already highlighted. Anytime you break a big task into small tasks I feel it’s easier to focus and be efficient.
Write About What You Know
Obviously it’s easiest to talk about what you know, so do just that! Everyone wants unique content, but just because you’ve written about the same article topic before doesn’t mean you can’t do it again! Think, there are tons of other people out there with the same ideas as you, writing similar articles, so go ahead and write similar articles yourself. Think about an article you wrote a few weeks ago and write about the same topic. Don’t go and read the article, just write a new article on the same topic. It will be unique and probably better than the other article you wrote because you’re practiced!
Take Advantage of Writing in “The Zone”
We all get in the zone. It’s when we’re being very productive, finishing tasks more quickly than other times. Being in the zone is extremely efficient. Since we’re trying to maximize productivity in a lesser amount of time, take advantage when your brain is on point. Instead of wasting away at your computer when you can’t write a single word, head off and tackle a different sort of task that needs to get done. Then, at another time when you come back and feel the writing juices flowing, write 2, 3, 4 articles instead of just 1.
About the Author
Cooper Elling is passionate about health, business & blogging. When he’s not having fun he writes about Sono Bello, blogging, and hacky sacks. He’s also active with Sono Bello on Twitter and Sono Bello on Facebook.