Skills in writing an article are very much crucial at least for a blogger who has to express things to his readers and make content that is understandable, easy to read and engaging. I don’t really want to spend most of the daytime on writing articles so in this blog post you will learn some of the tips to write at a fast pace as I do in minutes.
“This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read.” — Winston Churchill, former British prime minister
I realize this is writing blasphemy. As we all know, Internet is powered by content, and content is everything. But when we want to grow our business and have a daily schedule at which we have to post then we usually don’t have time to spend hours polishing every single blog post or writing thousands word articles.
Writing quickly doesn’t mean compromising on writing well, though. I’ve got some very useful tips to get you in and start writing without sacrificing quality but at a great pace and good productivity.
If you want to write a content which is good but needs attention of the search engine then including Keywords in the blog post is a good idea. You can read more about SEO and how to rank higher in searches here
1. Keep an idea list handy
When inspiration for a post strikes, scribble it down in a notebook or in the modern way use Google Keep/Ever-note/word doc apps. For every bloggers and content writers, finding the topic to write about takes up most of the time. Keeping an idea list handy lets you leap in to a new post quickly when you’re ready to write about it. Always give a catchy title with length not max than 60 characters.
2. Let your ideas grow
If you try to come up with information for your brilliant idea right away, it’s going to take a long time. Firstly, you can brainstorm and let that idea sit in your keep for some time, and you can add new ideas as they occurs to you or browse the internet to collect the ideas – and when you’re ready, you’ll already have all the supporting info you need to write it.
3. Before you start the game
You’ve probably got many ideas at this point to proceed further, so it’s time to be brutal about it. Cut out all the supporting ideas that doesn’t fit with the main topic of the article that you wanted to write. Here, we’re talking about how to write a great article in minutes, not an epic story. You can always utilize the ideas you already have for later posts.
Tip: Write the description in the first paragraph with max 60 words and include all the important keywords in that para.
4. Rephrase sentence to make it your own
If you are collecting content from the internet by browsing various sites, then make sure to rephrase each and every sentence, alter it and add new words or sentences of your own so that it is 100% original and is plagiarism free.
You can check the content after you have written using plagiarism tool online. You can check for English writing errors here Grammarly
5. Use bullet points
Bullet points, or numbered points like “7 steps to write a great article in minutes”, can make writing an article a lot simpler because you already have collected info regarding the content what you'll have to write and there is little transitions from one idea to the next. The greatest benefit is that readers like lists as they’re easier to read and follow.
6. Keep it concise
If you want to finish that article fast in minutes, try to keep it under 800 words but if you want to use all the features that SEO has to provide, always write the content with length 1000-1600 words so that search engine can know what the content is all about. Read more about SEO: Rank higher in Google Search
The article that you write should be full of useful information. Make every word count and you’ll save time without letting quality down.
7. Come back later
If you’re stuck, don’t force yourself and save the article to work on at later time. If inspiration strikes, open up that document again and start pouring the useful info. You can even switch from one blog post to another when use create drafts, spend a few minutes on each as ideas comes to you.
Polish your content by adding images in between your content which makes the content more friendly to the eyes and the interest of the users is increased. If you're writing a blog post with content more than 1000 words than putting 2-3 images in between makes it visually appealing.
Insert images using UnSplash, pexels.com or any other free stock image site and use the URL of image instead of uploading it to save space. Put alternate text in the alt tag.