Do you know the biggest time waster while creating content?
Have you ever wondered why sometimes it takes too much time to finish a single blog post??
It happens because we wear TWO hats at a time.
One is: Writing
Other is: Editing
Writing and editing shouldn’t be done at the same time.
Wearing both hats (writing & editing) simultaneously consumes more time than you think. They are two dissimilar jobs which should be done one after the other.
Hat I: Writing
If you are writing a blog post: keep concentrate only on writing part. Don’t worry about the typos, mistakes, punctuations, styling the paragraphs etc.
Just focus on writing.
Errors will come.
Don’t try to use ‘delete’ or ‘backspace’ buttons while writing. This is the single most important key to write super fast blog posts.
Keep in mind that, you write only when you have something to say. Don’t write for the sake of posting something on your blog.
No blog post is better than a worst post.
Many times I wonder why people stick to particular blog post length. Lets say if a blogger uses typical 600+ words posts, he stops the post immediately after completing 600 words. Worst part is: they are writing for the sake of word count not to give the MEAT to their readers.
I use both type of posts, short and lengthy. I used to write even 3000+ words posts in this blog (now stopped writing them, no reasons, I became bit lazy these days, but not compromising with quality of the posts).
Hat II: Editing
Great writing comes from great editing
The best tip to follow while editing is: edit the unwanted words mercilessly. If they don’t add any value to the actual content, remove it.
Make it a habit of cutting at least 10% of your overall content from your first draft.
Hmm this post is just of 400+ words. But I say this post is a killer post (in my opinion). Because it has enough valuable information to convey my readers.
I’m saying this tip because I’m noticing the results. By implementing this method. Try it. You will surely thank me one day ;)
It’s not about the word count it’s about the MEAT.
If you can convey what you want to say to your readers within 100 words, you are awesome!
Or if you can’t do it: go for the long shot! Be it 2000+ or 5000+ words.
At the end of the day, you and your readers should feel happy after reading the post.
Do you have a great tip for creating faster blog posts?