You already know that blogging is an effective and sustainable form of marketing, you also know that to create a successful blog, you absolutely have to create content, but what is your plan for writing an article? How will you find the time for that?
When I started blogging 5 years ago, I admit that I spent more time writing articles than doing something else. Very often I spent 4 in 5 hours writing one article. But as the ad says, “But that was before. “
Since then, I have not only understood how to write an article from 1000 to 2000 words in less than 2 hours, but I have also understood how to improve the quality of my articles, my content.
Here are a few things to consider if you want to write a relevant article in less than two hours.
1. Blog about your passion
Blogging can quickly become boring if you practice it without passion. Only a passion for the topic of the article can make your job easier. So, as a first tip, choose a topic that interests you.
Don’t choose a topic that you think is “Passionate”, NO. Choose the one you are sure is passionate about. Choose the one you like to approach, the one you are constantly trying to learn more from.
2. Make a list
Now that you have found a topic that interests you, you should make a list of all the popular blogs about this topic. You can easily do this by searching on Google.
Be careful not to make a list of 100 popular blogs. Take a quick look at each of the blogs and choose only the ones that are closest to you. There must be a maximum of 5 blogs on your list 7. Trust me, you won’t be able to read more blogs than this on a regular basis.
After making your list, be sure to read them at least once a week. During each of your visits, look at the share buttons and watch the number of “tweets” and other shares on social networks. The higher the number, the better for you.
Well, I’m just saying that internet users don’t like to share on social media, some don’t, because they think they’ll still need to link to their account … that will explain how to make sure the article is of excellent quality and shares as little as possible.
It was just a little clarification to emphasize the fact that in your quality index you need to pay attention to your own appreciation as well. But overall, the best-shared items are the ones that have really achieved an effect on as many people as possible.
OK. Then list all the items that are divided into 30 to 60 times. The whole procedure should not take you more than 10 minutes. If this is the case, then you are spending too much time on this step.
3. Reformulate the title
The hardest part when writing a blog is when you find someone’s topic. But don’t worry, we’ll talk about it.
Review the document in which you listed the titles of the best-shared articles and pay attention to the titles. Analyze them until you finally find an interesting topic of the article.
For example, you come to the blog ThierryBertrand.com, your attention is drawn to the article: Can you make money online thanks to your blog?
And realize that the article in question has more than 200 tweets. And as you know that your readers are also interested in how to make money online from a blog, you can take inspiration from it to find not only the title of your article but the topic and your blog.
Here are a few phrases:
- How to make money from his blog?
- Is it possible to make money from a blog?
- An easy plan to make money online thanks to a blog
- Learn how you can make money from your blog
- Etc …
As you can see, the title can be reformulated in as many numbers as possible. Do this until you find one that suits and inspires you.
This step should not take you more than 10 minutes if you limit yourself to less than 20 reformulations.
4. Describe your article
Before you start writing your article, you must absolutely describe it.
List the main points you want to address in your introduction, the body of your article, and its conclusion. Once you find the main points to address in the body of your article, sort them into subtitles.
In this article, the subtitles are:
- Blog on your passion
- Make a list
- Reformulate the title
- Describe your article
- Read your article in detail
- Modify, correct, condense
- Publish and share
Make sure these subheadings clearly describe what you are going to write in your articles.
This step should not take you more than 10 minutes. Well, I recognize that if you impose time pressure, you run the risk of noticing less detail. But it doesn’t matter, no article is perfect, just fill in the subtitles you found.
5. Read your article in detail
This is the longest part, but probably the easiest. You will need to develop the topic of your article over the next 60 minutes.
Don’t look for perfection in every passage. The most important thing here is to know that you are moving forward. Like most successful bloggers, you will have time to review the article to correct spelling or grammar mistakes, add ideas, and delete others. It’s time to write, and another one for corrections.
Write as fast as possible, not paying attention, don’t fix them right away, you’ll have time for that later. The main thing is to describe your article in as much detail as possible in the time interval you have defined.
6. Edit, Correct, Condensate
Now that your article is written, it’s time to polish it.
- Add or remove points – If you want your article to be relevant and get down to business, you need to add points that you think can improve the quality of your message. Remove all those points that you think would harm its effectiveness.
- Add facts – With some quick Google searches, you should be able to link your article to sites that offer resources or ideas that complement yours. This will increase your credibility and make you an expert in your field.
- Obviously reading your article – a thick article will never give you the desire to continue reading. So, broadcast your article. Create transitions between your paragraphs. Without these connectors, your readers will have less desire for further reading.
- Correct grammatical and spelling mistakes – Although it seems like a useless step, believe me, it is crucial. If you think you don’t have the “Eye” to spot mistakes like me, find someone who will find them for you. If you can’t find someone, then read the article aloud. This trick helps you focus on reading so you find these errors.
This step should not take you more than 20 minutes.
7. Publish and share
Copy and paste the article into your editing space (on the blog platform you use). Unlike me, add a picture to illustrate your article.
Once posted, share it on your various social profiles. Twitter and Facebook are great places to start.
This step should not take you more than 10 minutes.
There. You are now able to write a blog in less than two hours. At first, you may not be able to do everything I mentioned in 2 hours, but with a lot of exercise and patience, you should be able to do it during that time.