How to write a blog post fast
Blogging. It’s just gotta happen.
Let’s talk about how to write your blog posts faster… and in a way that people actually want to read it.
I don’t know about you, but the most offensive thing I can think of is a blank page with the cursor blinking back at me. Feels like a curse, doesn’t it?
When I want to write a blog post, the best thing I can do is get up and go for a walk.
Yes. I go for a walk.
Getting out of the house, fresh air, and a good rush of endorphins from walking – a recipe for creative success!
Take your phone out, press the dictate button, and away you go.
Yes – I dictate the majority of the content I put in any blog post while I’m out walking.
Of course I have to finalize it up once I get home – clean up those fragments (but not all of them!), re-organize, and format it for the blog – but I’m able to get most of it done on my walk.
Now, think about people who are on the phone. A lot of people like to pace, right? It’s the same thing.
We’re not really designed to sit – so don’t! Take your phone out with you kill 2 birds with one stone. You can get exercise and run errands at the same time. You can even dictate while waiting in lineup
(If you don’t want to feel so weird, hold your phone like you’re actually having a conversation with someone. I can’t help you on the fact that you have to speak like a robot – but you get over it quickly. No one else really cares what you’re doing anyway. They’re busy doing their own thing, maybe even worrying that you think that they are being weird!)
Light, bright, + fun!
One of my favorite things about this technique is that your writing becomes much more conversational. You’re actually writing like you speak – since you’re capturing exactly what you say.
Now for me, I’m the dullest of writers when I’m plunked in front of a computer. It’s like I’m back in school – smack dab in academia and pulling every 10-dollar word out of the hat. Yes, it’s very informative but it’s sooooo boring even I don’t want to read it.
(Honestly I would have excelled as a textbook author. I could put anyone to sleep – except myself. Ha #insomnia)
I want to read something that’s light + fun! True, I may be reading about business – but I want to have a good time too.
Give something to your readers that you’d like to read – and have a laugh about it! Because you’ve gotta enjoy the process as well.
On that note, enjoy this gift from me to you. Check out the EPIC CRAZY EYES in the video at the 1-minute mark. Seriously, Orange is the New Black’s got NOTHIN’ on me.
Here’s to long walks on the beach – and quick blog posts!
PS – Sooooo, I wasn’t really in the mood for doing my hair but I wanted to jazz it up a bit… hence the flower. A bit cray-cray, but fun! Let me know what you think.
Now I’d love to hear from you! How do you write your blog posts quickly? Try out this tip and let me know how it goes in the comments below!