Do you struggle writing posts or is writing posts daily too time consuming for you? Writing can sometimes drag on for hours before you have a complete project and when balancing a job, school, and other responsibilities, you are often short on time. Wouldn’t it be easier if you could find a faster way to get your posts done faster?
I myself sometimes struggle taking a long time to write posts so this is something that I wanted to streamline. When it comes to writing posts I like to be direct and informative so readers can get to the “meat” of the article without all of the fluff. Although these are my posts I always write with the reader in mind and want to make sure that the reader gets what they came for.
When starting to write, it is very easy to look to other writers and use some of their writing styles in your own pieces. While this is a tool you should use, remember that you are writing to provide something different and useful to readers and not just more of the same. Write with a purpose and to spread your message, but also write in your own way. Over time, your readers will become familiar with your voice and when it comes to longevity being yourself will work wonders to maintain an audience down the line.
Without further ado, here is how to to write a post in 15 minutes or less;
- Create your format first. Knowing how you want the post to be written and in which order you want everything laid out will make the writing process take a lot less time. Depending on your topic and the information you want to include, your format can vary from post to post but you should create a general outline before you start. (1 min.)
- Start with the middle and work your way out. You already know what you want to tell people so write the bulk of your post first. It is a lot easier to come up with an ending and beginning if everything else is already written. (10 min.)
- Don’t stop to fix errors. When writing, getting it all out is important when you are in a time crunch. You can always go back and read the post later to check for spelling or grammar mistakes. Slowing down mid writing slows your thought process. If you see a mistake, ignore and keep writing. (3 min.)
- Write your title last as well. Before you start writing, have an idea of what you want to write about and go from there. Let your post create a title for itself, just don’t limit yourself by creating a title if your content may not stick with it. (1 min.)
- If you can, have ideas for posts written ahead of time. Coming up with ideas can be time consuming so having an idea bank to easily pull ideas will help.
Writing doesn’t have to take a lot of time. While doing some of these tips myself, I don’t recommend that you should do all of your posts in this way. Some posts do require research, chart or graph creation or collaboration with others. Ultimately it is up to you to determine what kind site you want so keep yourself in mind when making decisions about writing.
I hope some of these tips help you become a faster writer. If there is a tip that you would like to share please leave it in the comments below. Thanks!