How do you save time with your blog writing tasks?
You know 3 times a week is a bare minimum posting frequency if you want to get good "Google" juice. But it's not like you've got nothing else to do.
Here's my favorite speed blogging tip:
- Pick a problem or pain point your readers tell you about
- Make a list of 3-5 tips that solve it
- Look at what's already written
- Decide if you want to copy & paste, link back, rewrite, or write something new
- Ask readers a question, write a brief introduction, list the tips, conclude with call to action and ask another question
- Add a photo, add any links to people, places, books
That's it. Then each day for the next week or so, you write a new post about each tip. Since you already know what you're going to be writing about, you'll be thinking about it and gathering stuff. Writing it will be easier and faster because it's been simmering on the back burner.
5:48 a.m. Now I'm going to go get a suitable photo for this post… (I want to make this a real demo for you…)
5:56 a.m. Done, any questions?
I'm curious if you've tried doing this and if you can adapt this to your own blog writing tasks. I'm going to be writing a series of posts on how to save time with smart blogging, following my own steps.
Showing you is important. So you can see me in action over the next few days.
Joan Stewart, aka The Publicity Hound, and I are going to be teaching next week about these and other Smart Blogging Tips:
Wednesday January 20, 4 pm. ET
For info and registration, click here: Time Saving Tips for Smart Blogging
(End of post: 6:00 a.m. Total time: 15 minutes. And tomorrow, I already know what I want to say under each of these 6 tips, so it will be easy, fast, and hopefully helpful to you.)
If you want to know more about this, join Joan and I for the class. She's written some other tips over on her Publicity Hound Blog you might want to read.)