How to write a blog
Blog owners face multiple challenges from writing the compelling content on a regular basis to marketing their content to ensure their visibility. However, the enthusiasm starts coming down within few weeks of blog up and running. Number of published posts reduce from 10-15 in a first month to 1-2 in the sixth month.
Are you sailing in the same boat? If yes by end of this post you would not only be disciplined to write more but also will be committed to write 5 posts in a week by working just one hour for six days.
I am not going into detail of writing daily, writing at the same time, writing at the specified time, being focused and stuff like that which you must have read almost hundred and thousands of times. I am here to list down the practical way to get the results out.
Let us now get into action. We will work in advance for the next week.
Goal: To write 5 posts in a week by working for one hour
I am going to list down two ways to achieve the above goal. I have tried both the ways and have achieved the success. You can choose any one of it as per your own preference or may be try both at different times and decide for yourself which one is working for you.
Day 1 – Make the Content Calendar: There are only 3 tasks you have to do on day one.
- Finalizing the topics: First of all focus on what posts you would like to generate for the next week. Write down the subject that you feel are important and would be loved by your audience.
- Short Description: Once you have finalized 5 topics, start writing the short description for each topic.
- Main Highlights: After that, focus on listing down the pointers and main highlights for each post.
That is it. Work for day one is over. Just relax and proceed with anything else you wish to do for the rest of the day. Do not worry, by end of the week you will have the content of all the five articles.
By now you are ready with what you have to write for the next few days. Human tendency is such that if they know what they have to work on next, subconsciously they will start making the note of anything that is related to the said work. This is the main purpose of making the content calendar that is to make you work subconsciously. Let us now move to day 2.
Day 2: Start Writing: Main focus of this day is to write. Start writing whatever comes to your mind for each topic that you have finalized on day one. On this day, you just need to concentrate on writing. Do not ever try to edit what you are writing. No matter how stupid it looks or you may have better statements than what you have already written. At this point of time you goal is to write. So stop yourself completely to edit and focus on writing without corrections.
Day 3: Keep Writing: The main purpose of day three is to write more. Continue from day two and write more and more. Main precaution on this day you have to take is not to waste time in reading or editing what you wrote yesterday. You just have to write whatever additional comes to your mind. That is it. At the end of one hour stop yourself and enjoy the rest of the day.
Day 4: Edit: On this day you have to do four tasks
- Start your day by reading all the content that you wrote in last two days.
- List down the main changes point wise to be made in the posts.
- Start editing the content as per plan finalized in point no b
- Before closing for the day, list down main things that you would like to edit for the next day
Day 5: Edit More: This day is critical as most of the posts are ready just the part of final editing is required on this day. Be very sharp on reading your content at this point of time. Your focus should be to correct even the slightest of mistakes. Keep reading, re-reading and correcting the content.
Day 6: Work on finalizing the post: Final day to finalize all the five posts. Main focus on this day should be on finalizing the title, the summary, the content and the closing comments. Make your post that are not only the easy read but also loved by your audience.
Yippee. Week is over. Five posts are ready that are waiting to get published next week.
Day 1 – Make the Content Calendar: This step is same as mentioned in the first way. That is finalizing the topic, short description and writing the main pointers for each post.
Day 2 – Start with Post No. 1: On this day you have to divide the one hour into four equal parts of fifteen minutes.
- Part 1: In the first fifteen minutes take your first topic and write whatever comes to your mind. Like mentioned in day two above, your main focus should be on just writing.
- Part 2: Read the content for the first five minutes and start analyzing what the inclusion / modification / deletion is required to be done in the article. Concentrate on making the changes as per what you have planned in first 5 minutes.
- Part 3: Work on editing the post to take it to the final stages in the next fifteen minutes.
- Part 4: In the last fifteen minutes work on finalizing the title, summary, content and the conclusion and take your post to the final stage.
Same way work from Day 3 to Day 6 as mentioned in Day 2 for finalizing the next four posts.
At the start of next week do the final proofreading of the article and hit the publishing button. I would like to end the article by the words of Eckhart Tolle, author of famous books “The Power of Now”, “Ultimately what you do is secondary. But how you do it is primary”.
Now it is your turn: How many post you publish in a week? Do you find it difficult to be consistent week after week? And how you keep yourself motivated to write more?
About the author: Deepa Bhatia a technology driven person and a full time freelance writer, loves to explore the area of fitness and beauty. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to write a blog