1. The most productive
1.1 To speed up your blog post productivity write for 30 minutes about anything as it will accelerate your skills. Like anything practice improves results.
1.2 The time needs to be uninterrupted and free of distractions and I find first thing in the morning before the household or business has started is the best time for me.
1.3 With the high demand on your time it is better to set a period of time over several days to research and write your blog. Best set aside a minimum of at least 30 minutes and may be up to 2 hours if you can afford that much time. Try to complete over a short period of time or you will lose the train of your subject and thoughts.
1.4 If you are going to the trouble of producing a blog do it with commitment and passion. Write about something unique in answer to popular questions. A blog post of high quality content well written is going to be viewed by more visitors than the average quick blog that may not be viewed at all.
2. The least productive
2.1 Those bloggers who say they can research and write a quality content blog in under 60 minutes are fooling themselves. They will receive far fewer visitors.
2.2 After working long hours with the multiple responsibilities and your mind still racing with the work or sale you have not completed during the day. I find the end of the day not the best time for your thoughts and writing juices to flow…
Quality Blogs will Standout from the Crowd
Design your post to be scanned as visitors scan an article to find answers to their questions. Once they find the relevant inquiry explained they will continue to read the article.
To assist the visitors to scan do not write “walls of text” in long paragraphs of 10, 20 or more lines. Paragraphs of 2 to 5 lines are far easier to read.
If you are short on time plan to complete your post in a little over several days – it is better to batch process your blog in the following steps.
- Decide on your subject with a capturing headline. More here
- Research your ideas
- Keywords (look for the popular keywords visitors are using) either one, two or long tail keywords. More here
- Set your writing out under headings, subheadings, text styles using dot points and the like
- Flesh out your subheading in paragraphs or if shorter use points
- Rearrange your subheadings and content in a methodical way
- After completing your post leave it and revisit it the following day to fine tune, check spelling and grammar.
- Dress up your post layout, add images, links
- SEO your article to achieve the best SEO results using Yoast SEO plugin
Drafting your blog is best done in one session otherwise you may:
- Tend to double up
- Leave out important points
- Lose the posts methodical flow
The editing of your blog is one of the most important steps of blogging for your post to be read by more visitors.
Remember 85% of all visitors scan and do not stop to read until they find relevant answers to the questions they are asking. So design your post to be scanned.
Ensure your post is set out in a methodical manner that flows.
Leave your draft for 24 hours before posting it. You would be surprised how much you improve the quality of its content by reviewing and amending with a fresh mind and set of eyes.
Final step is to have another party that is not too close to the subject matter, check for spelling, grammar and that the content makes sense.
In Summarising How to Blog Consistently
How to blog consistently within your busy life is an issue for the majority of bloggers, whether you are a blogger in business or a family mum the demands on our time will vary.