How to Write a Blog Post Fast!
When you are starting out as a blogger in order to be an affiliate marketer it can be a daunting task to write 1000 to 5000-word blog posts.
I know, I've been there, it used to take me over 8 or more hours to create a basic 1000-2000 word review but now I've learned how to write a blog post fast! Much, Much faster!
You can write a 1000 to 2000 blog post in lightning speed by breaking down your post into smaller, more manageable 125 to 200-word chunks. You will also write those blog posts with Search Engine Optimization in place and engage your audience to keep them on your article as long as possible.
I will actually time myself for this post to see how long it will actually take me. It is now 12:35, it probably took me ~ 5-minutes to write the top part, so let's say I started at 12:30 sharp. Will see what time it is when I get to the end.
You'll want to stay to the end to see how I did...no scrolling down to the end now! No cheating!
You will need to create a writing template for your website.
If your niche website is about doing product reviews then you will want to create a writing template that you can use for each review.
This will allow for a consistent look and flow to your site so if a reader read one of your review articles they will know exactly what to expect on any of the others.
If they liked how you provided the information they will be happy to read other reviews or bookmark your site if ever they have another product in your niche they want to check out.
Now your template may look a little different than the example I'm going to give you but you can use it as a guide to creating your own niche specific template.
If you are writing general information blog posts then you can replace the word "product" with "keyword" in the following example.
That template example is your new 8 blog post chunks.
By having 8 separate chunks or sections in your template now you only need to focus on writing 125 to 250 words per section.
That is basically 1 paragraph per section.
The other benefit of having it broken down is to make it easier for your reader to scroll through the information quickly.
Most of us today have the attention span of about 8 seconds when we are looking at stuff on the internet.
I think we have the attention span of a gnat. you know, with cell phones and twitter. "Jeff Daniels"
So you need to ensure you have something to grab your reader's attention every 8 seconds with pictures, quotes, highlighted text, boxed text, to keep them interested and on your blog post.
Alright, let's see how I am doing for time. It's now 13:00, so 30 minutes in my writing and looks like I am just under 500 words. Time to pick up the pace here.
Although it did take me a minute to get out the calculator to calculate how many words per section thing and I got distracted with making a list element box, tsk, tsk! Ok, Ok no more excuses 😉
Now, what about optimizing that post content for SEO. Below is a quick rundown of what you need to do rank your content. I use a number of tools to fully optimize my website by using the tools that can be found on "My Tools" page.
Writing Blog Post Content For SEO Ranking
Now that you have your blog post writing template all set to go it's time to look at making sure all the content you write will rank on the first page of the search engines.
Here's is where you will need to do a little research before you write your post content.
Ideally, you should have already done a list of blog post topics when you started your website planning.
I suggest before you start building your niche website to sit down for one day and plan your niche subject and list all of your niche topics.
Once you have your niche topics listed, I recommend having at least 30 to start.
Having these 30 posts planned and ready to write will help you put an awesome foundation down for your site so the search engines will see an authority looking site to index.
You can break that list down to 10 each of the 3 types.
- 10 Pillar Posts
- 10 Staple Posts
- 10 Response or Review Posts
Ok, you're probably wondering, what are Pillar, Staple, or Response posts?
Alright, here is a short description for each type of post.
A pillar post is the meat and potatoes of your website. They are blog posts that can take much longer than 1 hour to write. They can actually take a couple of days as they will be in the range of 5000 words that provide authoritative information about your niche.
These posts are the type of posts that are considered shareable. They are generally in the 3000+ word size and tend to be a list. An example would be something like; The 9 Best Writing Tips For SEO". They work great for sharing on social media as they tend to get re-shared more often than pillar posts.
Response or Review Posts
This the type of post I am suggesting that you can write within 1 hour that is typically in the 1000 to 2000 word range. They are either product reviews that are related to your niche or it can be a post that answers a specific question. Like this current blog post where it answers a question for those starting out to write posts and want to know how they can write faster.
SEO Tip for 2019 and beyond...
What is SEO (Search Engine Optimization) mean to Google?
We can start with what they've been looking at since the beginning.
It's not that simple anymore though. They are NOT looking for sites with a bunch of words, pictures, and videos that is poorly laid out, right? So look at a step beyond.
That sounds better, now people will be getting a better quality of content but who is to judge what is quality and what is not? What you may think as quality can be very different for the next person. We'll have to go one step further.
Now we're talking. In order to have a website that is helpful you will need content, you will have quality content, and it will need to be helpful. All those ingredients are now required to ensure that people searching for information are getting the best information to help them with their query.
Keep that in mind when writing your next blog post- Be Helpful!
Now that you have your writing topics all written down you will need to do research on each of those topics.
That means you'll want to do some keyword research.
You can check out my blog about how to do keyword research and using the same tool I use by clicking here.
Once you've figured out the keywords you want to use for each blog post then you can follow this simple keyword, link, image, and video recipe to give it the best possible advantage for SEO.
Blog Post SEO Recipe
It is vital that you do use only one targeted keyword per blog post.
Your blog post will automatically rank for other keywords from a combination of your long-tail keywords but your topic and keyword meta information should only focus on the one keyword.
In the end, it is up to you to take the time to plan your writing strategy, do your niche and keyword research, and create your templates.
The task of planning can be tedious at first but it will save you a lot of time and avoid those writer's block scenarios as well.
I hope that this quick guide of how to write a blog fast will help your writing efficiency so that you can focus on your next super affiliate marketing strategy.
Ok, let's look at the time. Darn, I went over 5 minutes, it's now 13:35. Still not too bad considering I did some visual editing while I was blogging and the total word count is at 1300 words at this point. Well within a response post size.
Now I'll probably spend another 30-minutes or so doing the visual editing part to make sure it looks as good as I can make it as to keep your interest to the end.
Have you created your writing template? If you did please share it below. If you have any questions or other suggestions please leave them below. I love to hear from you and I always reply.
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