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1 Quick Tip for Writing Better & Faster Blog Posts

Posted by on 8th Feb 2013 | 13 comments

How many times have you opened up your wordpress dashboard and starting writing out a blog post and wasn’t really sure where you were going? Many of us also have requirements that we like to hit with our blog content as well, such as having a minimum amount of keywords.

Creating Better Blog PostsI was just around to write a guest blog post for a site that requires 650 words and I started to think about how I formulate my blog posts as I write them.

Since 65o is a decent amount of words, looking at your article as a whole and thinking “how am i going to meet 650 words?” can be quite daunting and also may sacrifice the quality of your blog.

Here’s what I do to plan out my articles before writing them… it’s dead simple, but works really well!

Objective: 650 words on blogging.

Title: How to Make Money Blogging in Your Spare Time

Intro Paragraph: Starting a Blog of Your Own is Easy, Here’s How!

Key Points:

  • Writing the content for your blog
  • Staying consistent with your writing
  • Build out your internal and external backlinks
  • Rank in the search engines
  • Monetize with affiliate programs and ad space

Closing Paragraph: Next Steps to Get Started.

Doing that write up above probably took me a whole two minutes, but it will greatly influence how the article flows as I write it.

I like to lay all of this out in my wordpress post section and simply fill in the content around it, then bold the key points area.

Not only does it make it easier for me to write, but it also improves the reading experience as well.

The next time you are writing a blog post, try it out and see how it works for you!

Zac Johnson is a online marketer with 15 years of experience and also a blogger at ZacJohnson.com, as well as the founder of BloggingTips.com. You can also follow me on Twitter and Facebook

13 comments - Leave a reply
  • Posted by IPL 2013 on 8th Feb 2013

    Yes, You are right. Points of writing will be helpful to write in a better way.

  • Posted by Michael on 8th Feb 2013

    Hey Zac,

    I definitely agree that writing down a rough outline helps. I also use the pyramid principle of situation, complication, solution to frame out my ideas and arguments.

    • Posted by Zac Johnson on 9th Feb 2013

      Cool, another great example for writing out quality blog posts.

  • Posted by Irwin Lagman on 9th Feb 2013

    I’ve also learned that outlining posts greatly helps make writing a lot easier and faster. :)

    • Posted by Zac Johnson on 9th Feb 2013

      Definitely, especially when they are longer posts.

  • Posted by Kunwar Prithvi on 9th Feb 2013

    Thanks a lot for providing this guide. I am sure this is gonna be useful for newbies like me. I will look forward to use it when I am writing blog posts.

  • Posted by mohd akbar on 9th Feb 2013

    Awesome tips. I found all the tips unique and realistic. Great job

  • Posted by Richie David on 9th Feb 2013

    Great tips man. I use most of it when writing my blog post and I must commend you for writing this for others to learn from it. Keep it up bro.

  • Posted by sandi on 9th Feb 2013

    I agree with you, it is important to set key points.
    I think this is the most important part of writing.

    • Posted by Zac Johnson on 9th Feb 2013

      Not only a benefit to the writer, but really makes the article pop for the readers too!

  • Posted by Parmar on 10th Feb 2013

    Nice key points you have covered up here but I usually take 800+ words for my post which is good to cover in-detail topic. What Say?

  • Posted by jane on 11th Feb 2013

    Great tips for writing any sort of article or blog post- always better to prepare what you are going to write in advance- gets the writing to flow

  • Posted by Diana Schneidman on 5th Mar 2013

    Zac, yes, I find outlines to be helpful too.

    I’m not quite so formal. Simply a handwritten list of points I’d like to make, sometimes numbered in the left margin.

    It all works!