When you sit down to write, how do you spend your time? If you’re like most people, you probably spend too much time on things that don’t matter and not enough time on the things that do. In this blog post, we will discuss 10 tips on how to spend your time wisely when writing. By following these tips, you’ll be able to produce better content in less time!
1. Be picky about what you read
It’s a major breakthrough when it finally hits you that not all of the articles in your RSS feed are worth reading. Once you start realizing this, you’ll have plenty more time to spend on writing your own articles.
2. Take control of your social media time
Many people struggle with over-using social media. If you’re going to spend your time wisely, the first step is to take control of how much time you spend on social media by setting a limit as to how long you can use it each day/week and pledging not to exceed that limit.
3. Get rid of news sites
If the articles on your favorite news site are typically an hour long, you might want to reevaluate how much time you spend on this site. If news sites are your sources of daily info/entertainment, try switching over to some shorter form content.
4. Stop reading motivational articles
Don’t get me wrong – I love motivation as much as the next guy, but there comes a time when you’ve read your 10th article with a title that reads “How to Be Successful by [enter celebrity name here]” or some other bullshit and it’s time to stop.
5. Stop worrying about keyword density
Keyword stuffing is probably the biggest mistake people make when writing content, so if you’ve been guilty of this in the past, don’t feel too bad. There’s no need to let this mistake get in the way of producing quality content.
6. Stop worrying about writing like a robot
Don’t make the mistake of believing that you must write like Hemingway, Dickens or Leo Tolstoy; not only is it impossible to do, it’s also unnecessary. While these authors are great (and I will admit that it is fun to read their work), you shouldn’t feel like you have to emulate them when writing your own content.
7. Stop worrying about grammar mistakes
The fact of the matter is, most people don’t care if you use proper grammar or not, so don’t waste time stressing over your grammar mistakes! Instead, spend that time on making sure your article is worth reading and providing value to the reader.
8. Stop writing long introductions
If I’ve found anything in my many years of blogging/reading blog posts, it’s that people typically don’t read intros. Why are you wasting your time writing an intro when nobody is going to read it?
9. Stop splitting up your content
You’ve probably already discovered this if you’ve spent any amount of time reading blog posts, but many people split their articles into multiple parts – often three or more different parts! If you’re guilty of this, don’t feel too bad; instead of spending time on writing three different articles, spend that time connecting the pieces to form a solid whole.
10. Stop writing long blog posts
If you’re a blogger who produces long blog posts, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with this – blogging is about growing an audience and providing value for your readers. The thing to remember here though is that not everybody is going to take the time to read a lengthy blog post, so you should try and write shorter content as well.
Who is this article for?
This article is aimed at bloggers who are looking to improve the quality of their blog posts.
How do I know if my blog posts are good?
The best way to tell whether or not your blog posts are good is if people read them and give you a positive response.
How long should my blog post intros be?
Your blog post intro should be as long as it needs to be in order to hook the reader and provide enough context so that they understand what you’re going to write about. If you have a large volume of content, try leaving your intro out altogether.
How many blog posts should I split my content into?
You should always write as if you’re writing a single, long post. If this seems difficult, do some research on the topic and try to determine what your opinions are on the subject – having an opinion will make it much easier for you to write about.
When should I stop worrying about grammar mistakes?
You should stop worrying about grammar mistakes as soon as you’ve finished writing your article. If this is not possible, you can at least try to relax and if it takes longer than usual to write an article, focus on other tasks instead of proofreading.
What is the correct way to write my blog posts?
There is no “correct” way, and even if there was, you can’t force yourself to adhere to it. The best thing you can do when writing a blog post is be yourself and provide value for your readers.
What do I need to make my blog posts better?
The first thing you’ll want to do is stop worrying about keyword density, grammar mistakes, splitting up your content, etc.
How long should my blog post be?
That depends on your audience and what you’re writing about, but as a general rule of thumb your blog post should be 300-600 words in length.
In The Final Analysis
You’ve made it to the end of this article! We hope you found some useful insights. If not, let us know what would have helped in the comments below.