One of the really important parts of blogging is making sure you come up with constant content. People want to get back to your blog and that only happens when you actually give them something that they like. While that is correct, it is important to realize that when you offer content often, you have a much higher possibility of growing. With this in mind, here are some really effective blog writing tips that will aid you to increase your speed by up to 50%.
Do Not Do Research While You Write
For some people research is fun. For most it is a drag. No matter what your situation is, when you just go from one site to the other, you will not write a word and you can easily get distracted. The important thing is to simply look for the information that you need and when you are don, close your browser! Close your Facebook tab and do not check your Twitter. Simply start writing and do not stop writing. In the event that you need to modify something or you need to look for more information, mark it in the document you use. Then, after you are finished with your writing, you can open your browser again and keep researching so that you can modify that something that you marked.
First Write, Then Edit!
Editing should be done after you finish your first draft, not while you write. It is easy to stop after one sentence in order to polish it but that will drastically lower your productivity. It is a very good idea to let your thoughts go wild. Simply write and continue writing. After you finish, start polishing. You will notice that this makes the entire process a lot faster.
Start With The Outline
Before you start writing, try to break down the blog post into sections like introduction, body and conclusion. This is particularly useful when you write a long blog post since you would include extra sections in the outline, thus allowing you to know when you want to make a transition. Just write a few words for every section and then start writing. Creating a bullet point based list will help you out a lot.
When You Are Stuck, Write Your Conclusion
There are times when you are stuck. This is, maybe, why you are here. When this happens, start writing your conclusion. When you do this sooner, it can help the blog post’s narrative. That is because you record the most important parts of the post. It will help you to figure out what you may need to add or what has to be modified.
In a similar way, the introduction can be written last. It is actually a technique that is used by many bloggers today. They start writing what they want to share, then they write the conclusion, publish the body and then write the introduction.
Don’t Strive For Perfection!
It is understandable that you want the writing to be as great as possible. However, you are not an author that writes literature. You do not need to write a perfect blog post. This does not mean that you do not have to proofread since spelling and grammar is important but it does mean that you do not need to be perfect. In many cases you will not be able to cover all that you want to and you can forget some points. At a later point in time you can write a new post with what you forgot to add. Also, since we are referring to blogging, you can always edit and add at a later point in time.