Monday January 16, 2017
Some of you are saying stuff like, "I don't have time to blog" or "It takes me hours to blog!"
I know how time consuming it can be to blog or to even think about blogging! Right now, I am sitting here on a Sunday night because my Monday is jammed packed with meetings from 9am till 3:30pm! I know if I don't get my blog done now, I won't be producing a blog tomorrow!
Because I love blogging and love how my blog is the foundation for many business ideas, I want to share with you on how to save time when you're writing a blog. I have some writing tips up my sleeves on how I not only save time when I write my own blog, but how you can too. By the end of this blog, you will have tools in your belt on how to save time when you want to begin blogging or when you're already blogging.
Writing Tip 1: Plan ahead
When you plan ahead, you know exactly what you're going to say. You know what topic you're going to talk about and it makes writing a blog so much easier. I have created a content calendar to help me know what I will talk about for the next 90 days. When I know what to write about, my writing time gets cut down dramatically because I'm not busy wondering, "What shall I write today?" Because that's too much time being wasted when I could have planned.
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Writing Tip 2: Write in your Productivity Zone
I have talked about this over and over, but it's so true! Write your blog when you're the most productive because when you do this, you can whiz through it and not even think twice. I mean, how many of you have written something late at night and the next day you wondered if you fell asleep while writing? Or perhaps you wrote so early in the morning that you wondered if your toddler could write better! Write during the time that you feel the most productive and the most alert, regardless at what time in the day it is.
Writing Tip 3: Take notes
How many of you keep notes on your phone? Why not keep notes about your next blog post inside of your phone? It's related to Writing Tip 1 where I mentioned having a content calendar to dictate what you're going to write. Depending on what kind of lifestyle you live, writing a detailed blog post on your phone, or even bullet pointing it, can save you time and headache! Like I said, when you know what you're going to write about, it makes writing that much easier.
Writing Tip 4: Batch Your Writing
If you have time for this, then you can easily batch your writing. Say you have a few hours of where you are at home where it's nice and quiet and you want to get some serious blogging cranked out during this time of solitude. Why not write a whole bunch of blogs right then and there? Then you can schedule them out for the next month (or more!) and don't have to worry about your blogs until you need to. This can help save so much time if you prefer to write once a month rather than every week.
Writing Tip 5: Don't write all at once
You don't have to write your blog post all in one sitting. You literally can sit down and write in your blog for 5 minutes and then come back tomorrow and right in it for another 10 minutes. No one said that you had to write inside of your blog for X amount of time. You can take your time, as long as your blogs are consistent, you'll be fine.
Writing Tip 6: Refresh a old post
Don't have any idea what to write about? Or perhaps you're feeling really lazy about writing one day. Why not refresh a old blog post? You already generated the content, why not take that content, refresh it, and then put "2nd Edition" or "Updated Edition" or even better, "2017 Version". It's the new year, so you can literally update anything for 2017, even if you wrote it just a few month prior!
Writing Tip 7: Split One into Two
If you get on a writing roll and you look down at your word count and exclaim, "1500 words?!" Then you can easily split that one blog post into two blog posts! It saves you time, energy and you don't have to worry about next week's blog post!
These are just a few writing tips to begin saving time and energy when you begin writing your blogs. You literally cannot ever say, "I don't have time to write" because I just gave you seven writing tips that will help you take control of your time so you can write your blogs on a consistent basis while providing high value to your audience!
Now, I am excited to announce...
Do you feel that you have little to no time to market yourself and your business? Are you scrambling for time? Do you want to move your business online and begin making BANK, but you don’t know how? You know blogging is important, but how do you get started and how do you generate ROI from it?
You are invited to a FREE Live Masterclass, How to Blog and Market for Maximum Profits, on January 31 at 4pm EST with myself and my co-host, Laura Pence Atencio from Social Savvy Geek, where you will learn how to:
- Have fun creating content and it’s super easy!
- Write copy that generate leads so you’ll ROI will be massive!
- Generate more prospects by having more butts in seats (which = $$$ in your pocket)
- Easily market yourself without feeling sleazy or slimy, but instead soulful and sincere!
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