Should you concentrate on writing faster or writing quality articles?
If you want to be a successful blogger/writer, you don’t just have to write quality stuff but also write fast, indeed. All throughout this year, I’ve been working on the same topic and couldn’t find a happy-go-lucky strategy, yet. I usually take only 20-40 minutes (more or less) to complete my article. What else can be a successful strategy behind writing for a couple of my own blogs, write guest posts and also write for my clients.
Writing for clients has always been a very good time for me. If I hadn’t written faster, my income would almost be halved. Coming to the topic, how to write faster yet better? Though, there are some ultimate keywords which can put this post on the first page of Google, I wanted to tell you some WORKING methods. Without much, how to write a faster blog post?
Have An Idea
You know where do most of the bloggers spend most of their time before starting a post, don’t you? So, always have a list of ideas. When you are hit with an idea, pen it down instantly somewhere. The best thing would be a pocket notepad or Evernote. You’ll gradually see the list growing longer, auto-magically in a day or few.
When you finally come back to write the next blog post for your blog, instead of searching for a new idea again, you can pick the best from your list. This not only makes you write faster but boosts your productivity too.
Did you read How To Get Blog Post Ideas yet?
Set A Timer
When the clock ticktocks, it is human nature to get in a hurry. Have a timer around you; a virtual would be the best. Or maybe, the Pomodoro technique can help you in this regard. If you aren’t new to it, it helps you do your work quicker and write faster, of course.
In Pomodoro technique, you are given with a working-time for twenty-five minutes and a short break after that. The same is carried on further which makes you focus on the work and chat less on Facebook; I mean, eliminate distractions.
I waste most of the time in writing useless things and finally delete each of them while proofreading. Always keep your articles short and simple. Because, readers always expect quality articles.
Keep your paragraphs short and words, straight!
Distractions are always beside you. And if you’re hit by writer’s block, even the keyboard-tapping kills your focus. It is always recommended to use distraction-free writing tools to write faster and better. ZenWriter is a simple tool that gives you an awesome experience of writing and when you run this, you cannot open any other application on your desktop.
Facebook and other social networks are known to be the biggest distractions by most of the writers. Even if you have something cooking over it, turn it off while writing something.
Once you’ve started writing something, don’t lose the flow. Ignore the typos and other silly mistakes. You can however correct them while proofreading. And even if you are supposed to do a quick research to include a little thing in your article, leave it blank or XXX and complete writing the remaining piece. You can really save a lot of time. Once you completely write the article, you can then proofread, research or whatever you want.
Keep playing until you get the best, not good.
If you expect yourself to be a master of something, you must first master the art of practicing. Habituate the process of writing something everyday and you’ll slowly become a better of yourselves. 750words.com is really a great website where you’re supposed to write 750 words every day. If you’ve completed writing it on a day, it shows a cross mark on that date and leaves blank, if not. I’ve been using it for more than ten days and have written 12,524 words till this dot.
Over to you
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