I admit, when you first start writing content for your blog, the entire process can be very tedious. It’s tough coming up with the right blogging ideas and continually write content for weeks. The process of automation in humans is tough to implement into every strategy. We are built to try different things and when we have to be repetitive, our work will suffer. However, I’m here to tell you, blogging can be very easy if you know what you’re doing and how humans change over time. For example, I’ve written extensively about how blogging is a process, especially generating the right content ideas. The process I outlined usually looks like this:
- Research a topic
- Generate Keywords
- Define sub-headings
- Write Intro
- Write Body
- Write conclusion
From mentioning these steps above, you’re already getting nervous thinking about writing content. However, one of the best characteristics of humans is our ability to be able to mold to the situation. In other words, we become used to the process and become way more efficient. I’ve been blogging for “7” years and at one point, dreaded writing 500 words of content per day. You would be surprised if I told you I currently write 3,000 words of content every day…right? I’m able to do this because I’ve automated much of the work required to publish content and this repetitive task has made me a better writer. Here are few things that have changed in recent years.
Over the years, I know where to go to conduct my research and MOST of the time, I don’t even need to do any research. Being involved in this niche has made me very knowledgeable so when I have to write about a topic, I’ll bring my own experience into my content writing. I know what relevant keywords to add into my content and where to place them. At one point, I would spend hours researching a topic but experience has cut this time into minutes and that’s if I actually have to do research.
Formatting headlines is another element you perfect over the years and I know how to set them up for immediate attraction. At the same time, years of research and writing content has taught me the right formatting for my sub-headings. For example, I know it’s important to use “target” keywords in sub-headings while formatting them with an H2 tag. The funny thing is, I used to spend hours reading on formatting, but experience has allowed me to perfect this step in my content writing.
I’ll break this down into different elements, starting with:
Introduction – I always write my introduction at the end because it’s much easier once you’ve written out your entire content. You’ll have a better idea of what your content is about and this will allow you to craft the perfect introduction for your readers. I’ve literally cut this time into half by writing this section of my content last.
Body – The actual content writing has improved greatly because after writing content for years, I’ve NOT only improved my speed, but my flow as well. At the current time, I’m able to write 500 words of content within 15 minutes and I mean solid content that I believe is epic. My experience has helped me write content because I don’t need to stop along the way to research the topic, but there are some times I have to when writing on a new trend developing within my niche.
Conclusion – This is done before my introduction and I think it’s the easiest part because you’re providing a quick breakdown of what was covered in the body.
Editing – I hire someone to edit my work for me. If you head over to Fiverr.com, you’ll be able to find some awesome English majors who will edit your content for cheap while doing a great job.
Wrapping It Up –
This was a quick post and wanted to show you how “TIME” will help automate your entire blogging process. What used to be tedious when you first started is a routine but you’ve automatically made tweaks to the entire process, making it way more efficient. For example, this piece of content, roughly 850 words, I was able to put together in 35 minutes and I’m about to send it in for editing. However, I’m here talking about the actual writing process, but you’ll be able to tweak your habits to improve productiveness. In the past, I’ve written about how the following will improve your output:
- The time you write content
- Eliminating all distractions
- Moving environment to something more refreshing
If you keep testing what works for you, you’ll be able to improve the process even more. However, my main point is blogging should be an art and science because both of these will help produce your best work. Human habits will improve your productivity and what used to seem stressful and repetitive will be compressed into something you can handle.