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How To Write Blog Post Faster And More Efficently


Learn The Secret I Use To Write 10 1000+ Word Blog Post Every Week 

Every blogger's dream is to constantly be putting out content but I personally know how hard it can be to do this. I struggled with writing blog posts and only had 15 while approaching my one-year anniversary, yikes! But in the past two weeks, I was able to boost that number to fifty. I was writing at least 3 blog posts a day! And the content I was writing was high-quality blog posts filled with graphics, content upgrades, links and more. 

Today I'm going to share exactly what I do to write blog posts faster and more efficiently. 

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What is a workflow and how can it help you write blog posts?

A workflow is essentially a series of steps something goes through in order to be complete. In this case, your blog posts are going to be processed through this workflow to make them ready to publish.

When writing a new blog post I follow the same set of steps until completion. By creating this workflow I allowed myself to spend a certain amount of time working on different parts of the article each day. 


How To Create Your Workflow:

Here are some things you need to consider when creating your workflow:

 Your strengths and weaknesses

What do you excel in when creating blog content and what's more difficult for you? By answering these questions, you'll be able to know how much time you should spend on a certain part of the post. For example, if you're good at formatting your blog post but not so good at coming up with new ideas, you might want to set aside more time for content research compared to formating.

How much time you have 

The great thing about your workflow is that it's flexible. If you're only able to spend 2 hours blogging every day, you can set up your workflow to operate over a set of days instead of hours. You can spend all day writing or do a small amount each day.

What you need to get done

Every blog post looks different because we all have different writing styles, niches and audiences. Write down everything you need to do for your blog post in order for it to be published. In my case, I need to add external links, graphics, content upgrades and more. However, this list changes depending on the blogger. 

Test and try

You're never going to know if you've created the perfect workflow without trying it.
So after laying out your workflow take it for a test run and see how it works. Identify the weak points and strengthens to tweak it as necessary. 

My blog workflow:


Day 1: The idea + outline

On this first day, I come up with the topics of the 10 blog post I want to write and outline them. This usually takes about 2 hours in total because I already have a list of content planned in advance and the outline is very basic. 

Day 2: Rough draft

I used to waste hours aimlessly staring at my computer when I didn't know what to write. But I've learned something very important after months of blogging; Just type. 

When creating the rough draft just keep typing whatever comes to mind, it doesn't even have to make sense. By doing this you're giving yourself a foundation to build off of when you go to complete your final draft. 


Day 3: Decorate the post

I decorate my blog post by adding links and images. I know what you're probably saying. Denelia how do you add links and graphics to the rough draft? Part of creating my rough draft is figuring out what content I want to link to in my post and where I want to add content upgrades. Also decorating the post is a bit of a tedious task so I try to get it out of the way as soon as possible.

Day 4: Create graphics

I can't work on the same thing for a long amount of time, that's why I break up the writing process. If you look at my workflow so far you can see that I'm not actually writing every day. I'm only writing on the first day which is less than 300 words and during the rough draft which is as basic as possible. Try to add different things to each step in your workflow.

I create Pinterest graphics, Instagram graphics and pick the images to put in my post on this day. Graphic design is actually my favourite part of blogging so I enjoy day 4 the most. 

Day 5: Finalize the post

On day 5 I finally go over the rough draft and edit it. Day 5 is the shortest day in my workflow because of the tool I use to help edit my blog post. I use the free editing software Grammarly to check for errors with my spelling, punctuation and grammar. Grammarly is a free chrome extension that you can download in literally two steps. Click here to sign-up for Grammarly for free today!

Day 6: Pre-publish for mistakes 

I pre-publish my blog posts to see how they'll look to anyone that comes on my blog. Sometimes in the editor, the formatting looks different then it does on my actual blog. Pre-publishing helps me catch those little mistakes and correct them before anyone else sees them. It's an extra step to make sure I publish the best content possible for my readers. 

Also, when pre-publishing I check to make sure that all my links and opt-in forms work correctly. Looking over these little things before finally publishing your work ensures that your readers will have the best reading experience possible.


Day 7: extra day in case


Anything can happen during the week, so If I need the week I have it.


You can take it for a test run if you want but this is made for my needs. Try using it as a guideline instead.

Overcoming Setbacks 

One of the main reasons why we fail to publish many blog posts is procrastination. If you want your workflow to work you need to learn how to be more productive. Luckily for you, I have an entire online course dedicated to productivity and the best part is it's FREE.

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Overall

Creating a workflow instead of doing things willy nilly is the way to go. Everything works better if you have a strategy


How long does it take you to write a blog post? Let me know in the comments!


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