How to Write a Blog Post in 30 Minutes or Less
How to Maximize Your Resources While Minimizing Your Investment of Time
If you are finding yourself running out of time and not having time to write a blog post, here are some easy tips, ideas and resources for writing a blog post in 30 minutes or less. I will share ideas for how to come up with topics, different ways to take notes, share some blog stats, quote resources, creating your outline, and more. Things I will cover in this blog post include:
- Topics to Write About
- Taking Notes
- Interesting Blog Stats
- Adding Quotes
- Creating the Outline
- Types of Blog Posts You Could Write About
- Using keywords
- Writing a Subtitle
Interesting Blog Stats
Marketers that use blogs receive 67% more leads than those that do not
Marketers who have prioritized blogging are 13x more likely to enjoy positive ROI (return on investment)
Companies who blog receive 97% more links to their website
Blogs have been rated as the 5th most trusted source for accurate online information
Topics to Write About – Here is a list of topic ideas I want to write about on my blog:
- Here is where you want to create your list of topics to write about. Here’s mine:
- How to write a blog in 30 minutes or less
- Website Redesign
- Resource of the Day
- Interviews of women in tech
- How to blog – write a How to blog post
- How to find people to interview on your blog
- Book recommendations on Writing
- Top ten list of books to read on Content
- Giveaway the Author Marketing Checklist – for lead-generation
- Product review of Leveraging LinkedIn for Business
- How to be a leader in your industry by writing articles/blog posts
- How to Curate Content Without Loosing The Sale
- How to Write an Autoresponder Series
Taking Notes – Here are some resources you can use to take notes:
- Google docs – if you have a gmail account you can access your google docs thru google drive.
- Notepad in Word – If you use word for creating documents you can use the notepad feature to write your notes
- Smart Phone/Tablet – use the text format to take notes and send to yourself
- Text Messaging apps via iphone or smartphone include Grammar Guide for iPhone and Ginger Keyboard for Smartphones
- Recording Devices – such as a smart phone or mini recorder or your computer recording device such as screencast o matic.
- Pen and Paper – if you’re like me you like to write it out and a paper and pen work best for you.
Use quote sites to add viable and pertinent quotes to your articles such as Bartlett’s Quotations.
Here is one I used for my blog webinar based upon this article:
“If you take a print magazine with a million person circulation, and a blog with a devout readership of 1 million, for the purpose of selling anything that can be sold online, the blog is infinitely more powerful, because it’s only a click away.” Timothy Ferris – Author, The 4 Hour Workweek
Creating the Outline
I used the ‘Notes’ feature on my mac to create the outline for this article (and the webinar) for our Business Mastery Mastermind.
Writing a Subtitle
If your article or blog post title needs to be explained, write a subtitle that will help people to understand what you are going to cover. It is also a great way to include additional keywords into the body of the post.
*13 Types of Blog Posts You Could Write About
- Tutorials & How-to’s
- Guest Posts
- Case Studies
- Video Blogs ”vlogs”
*How to Choose and Use Keywords
- Use the 3 X 3 Formula
- Choose 3 keywords or keyword phrases
- Use each one 3 times within the content (can use more if the content warrants it)
- Use one or more keywords in the headline
I actually used my chosen keywords 5 times in this article (shown highlighted in bright pink). Be careful not to over use keywords as there is a fine line between keyword use and keyword stuffing. Only Google knows what that line is but my rule is if the keyword does not add value to the sentence it should not be used. If you stick closely to the 3 X 3 rule and go a little over that’s okay, but whenever possible, try to find other words to say what you mean.
In part two of this article, I will delve into these *Topics in greater detail.
CALL TO ACTION
When you are finished writing your blog post, then you do the formatting which includes adding bullets and numbers, adding links, bolding text, adding keywords and the images you will use to demonstrate your points. You should also include a Call to Action at the end of your article, similar to what you see below: