Do you have a hard time writing as many articles as you would like?
Are you interested in a couple of tricks that will help you produce more blog content?
Something that I’ve noticed from many of the comments from readers in previous blog articles that I’ve written is that many struggle with consistently creating new content or even consistently posting new articles.
I totally get this struggle. As a ghost writer, I may not always have any firsthand experience or knowledge with the topic. So creating content is something I come back to time and time again.
Recently, I was researching about this very topic. I wanted to share what I learned with you and add my own twist to it.
The article I found is from Copyblogger by Pamela Wilson. If you haven’t noticed yet – I love Copyblogger. Pamela’s article discusses 7 lessons; however you and I are going to closely examine two of those lessons.
- Have a Plan
Do you do an editorial calendar?
An editorial calendar is when you plan your articles in advance. This can be done monthly or even weekly and this is completely worth the time.
I like to take one of the blogs I write for and start researching and brainstorming. Once I have a few ideas, I put them on paper. Then I’ll add bullet points to each article. Later, I come back and write the full article.
The article from Copyblogger recommends doing this quarterly. I would love to do it quarterly, but I usually do this in weekly increments, which are 2-3 articles for each blog I write for. I also do it on Saturdays when nothing is due. This helps my articles flow seamlessly.
- Write a Bunch of Articles at a Time
This is my power play: setting aside few hours to write.
For a while, I was making a trip to Starbucks on Mondays. I would sit in one of those comfy chairs, get my favorite coffee, put my headphones on and have at it.
For me, this is truly one of the best ways to produce articles. I could produce almost a week’s worth of articles in one sitting, which right now is about 9.
If you haven’t noticed, the main idea behind each of these points is giving yourself time to write, time to think, and time to plan.
That is one of the hardest things to do, isn’t it? Many of us own businesses and we all have lives outside of work.
I promise you that if you make the time, not only will you see results but you will also enjoy the writing process more. Yes, I bolded enjoy. 🙂
To read more about what Pamela Wilson has to say in her article for Copyblogger at Seven Lessons Learned from Three Years of Content Creation.
Do you have any tricks that you would add to the list? I would love for you to share them in the comments below.
Next week is our next article in the series, Life Lesson from Toddlerhood. (Please see the previous “lesson” at: 3 Unusual Challenges Every Blogger Faces – Life Lessons from Toddlerhood). Make sure to come back and see what the little lady is teaching then.