Under “30 minutes”? Yes! That was not a typo and you can really write a blog post in under 30 minutes! If you are like me with a 9-to-5 day job it is really hard to find time to write a blog post, especially with all the family commitments. So in this post I give you 6 bullet proof ways to create a blog post in under 30 minutes without compromising on the quality of your blog. Ofcourse these posts will be not very lengthy. These posts will have an average word count of around 250 words.
Please note that you have to write more detailed posts on a regular basis. There is no excuse for not writing detailed posts. But these mini posts can keep your blog running when you are busy with other activities. So, let us look into how we can create these posts without compromising the quality of your content. The idea is to spend less time on researching a topic and write about things that you already know or experienced.
1. Turn a reader question into a post
If you receive a question from a reader and you know the answer for her question, it is always a good idea to create a blog post to answer her question. If you only emailed the reader, you might spend 15 minutes of your time writing an email for a single person. But when you write it as a blog post, all readers of your blog will also benefit from that post. Since you already know the answer to the reader’s question you are not spending time on researching the topic.
2. Write about your success
If you had success with any initiatives share them with your readers. Everyone is eager to know how you broke the barriers and succeeded in a project. When you share your secrets your readers will love you!
3. Write about what you learned from failures
If you terribly failed in something, share the lessons that you learned from that experience. Your readers would not want to make the same mistakes. They would love to know how to avoid those pitfalls.
4. Revisit a old post and write up a follow up post
Dig up a old post that you have written in the past and write a follow-up post. Add more content to what you wrote before.
5. Write about your opinion or observation
Write about your observations and thoughts relating to your niche. Blogs are about being personal. Write how you feel about an issue. What is your position on that issue and what are your justifications.
6. Write a series
Writing a series is a great way to write a lengthy article in smaller chunks. By writing an article as a series you can make people to visit your site more often because they are eager to know what is coming next.
I hope you’ll find these tips useful. Have your say in the comments section.
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