In this guide, I will share the steps and tools you can use to write a blog post fast and with great quality. Writing blog posts faster ensures that your content is timely and relevant, which boosts SEO rankings and blog traffic. 

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Blogging is a great way to reach out to potential customers, build relationships with existing ones, and keep your content fresh and engaging. Writing blog posts quickly allows you to respond quickly to customer inquiries or feedback, which can help build trust and loyalty with your audience.

Ultimately, writing blog posts quickly is an important part of staying competitive in the digital space.

In this article, I will show you how to write an amazing blog post from start to finish in less time, without compromising SEO. Let’s begin.

Topic Research

Find Low Competition Keywords Quickly.

Finding low-competition keywords quickly is essential for the success of your blog. Low-competition keywords are those that have a low search volume and are not being targeted by many other websites. These types of keywords can be incredibly valuable as they are easier to rank for, meaning you can get more organic traffic from search engines with less effort.

To find these low-competition keywords quickly, you should use keyword research tools such as ahrefs or Moz Keyword Explorer. These tools allow you to easily identify the most relevant and least competitive keywords in your niche.

Additionally, you can also use competitor analysis tools to see which keywords your competitors are targeting and then use those same terms in your own campaigns.

I recommend ahrefs for keyword research. They have the largest database and you can filter keywords by difficulty, analyze your competition, their DR, etc. To save time and money, do your keyword research for multiple topics in one month. This way, you won’t have to buy subscription again and again.

Make Mind-Maps.

Mind maps help you brainstorm faster. Take a piece of paper while you search about your topic on Google. Go through the top 5 results to understand what information is being covered. In the end, you will write a completely original article but it should not miss any key details that all your competitors are covering.

Keep adding keywords and build webs of related concepts. Your mind map will help you to figure out which topics are important to cover and in what order you should cover them.

For every entry you make in your mindmap, keep asking yourself questions. What are the crucial things the reader will want to know? What are the things all your competitors are including? What are they missing? Where can you add your personal tips?

Write a Blog Outline.

You now have your mind map and a brief idea of the topic. You might feel it is enough to start writing, but don’t begin just yet. A good blog outline will cut your overall writing time by hours and prevent writer’s block. Let’s create a blog outline now.

Use split windows. Open Google on one side and Google Docs/Word on the other side.

Start going through your mindmap and add potential headings to your Gdoc. As you go through it, you will likely think of more questions. Use google on the left window to quickly filter out questions that are not relevant to your blog.

For the questions that are relevant, include bullet points under the appropriate subheading to ensure those user queries are answered. Remember Google ranks those articles higher which answer all queries a searcher could have on a topic.

Use On-Page SEO Tools

Tools like Surfer SEO automate the research aspect to a great extent. Once you have the keyword, go to Surfer SEO and click Analyze.

Surfer SEO analyzes the top 10 results and gives you all the information you need to rank on page 1:

  • Keywords used by competitors (and how much).
  • Important headings which you can use in outline.
  • Average word count you need to rank.
  • Questions people are searching for about the topic.

Surfer SEO also has an amazing content editor which allows you to see this information at a glance. You can insert any keyword or heading you like with one click. The best feature, however, is the AI writer.

You can not only find out which topics top 10 results are covering, but also get AI to write on these topics. With some editing, you can have a 2000 word post written in about 50-60 minutes.

The part where Surfer SEO shines the most is competitor research. Armed with the knowledge of top 10 (or even 30, you can select) results, you can write the perfect blog post in less time.

Make Content Calendars

You can separate research time and writing time to make your content creation process more efficient. Put all your content ideas in a content calendar in your research phase. Write them in your writing phase.

Find keywords, do basic research, and consolidate it in an excel. Your excel should have all the important details like Keyword, Keyword Difficulty, suggested title, etc. Decide the order of blog posts and the days on which you are going to write them.

This clears your headspace and every time you sit to write, you will know exactly where to begin. You can also use this content calendar to divide work or to outsource it.

Writing the Perfect Blog Post

Writing a great blog has several aspects. There are parts we do manually (filling in the details) and parts where we can use tools to make our jobs easier (spell-checking, grammar, starting paragraphs, etc). We also need to take care of readability and SEO.

Below, I will discuss tips to improve your blog writing process as well as the tools you can add to your blogging arsenal.

General Tips

Tips to write a blog in under 1 hour:

  • Write the conclusion and introduction at last.
  • Do not edit as you write. Use tools to reduce errors and overcome writer’s block (covered in next section).
  • Use content templates wherever possible.
  • Do not do heavy formatting while writing.
  • Edit in the end. Add tables, images, infographics, videos, etc. after you are done writing.
  • Re-arrange or re-order in the end not as you write.

Ensure an uninterrupted writing flow:

  • Have a basic outline ready. Phone switched off. (No social media).
  • Find a quiet place and peaceful hours to work. (early morning, late night)
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Do not take heavy meals as they make you sleepy.
  • Use Pomodoro technique.

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Use Blogging Templates

To create content at scale without compromising on quality and SEO, you need to build post templates. While the topics keep changing, the general structure of each SEO-optimized post is more or less the same.

A good blog post template has:

  • Catchy title (keyword from ahrefs, use power words and numbers)
    • Example: 7 Steps to Write a Stellar Blog Post (2022)
  • SEO-optimized introduction (includes the keyword and gives the crux of the article quickly)
    • You can further create introduction templates like product reviews could use AIDA (Attention, Interest, Desire, Action) framework.
    • You could begin with a story, a quote or statistics.
    • Begin with your personal experience to show you know what you are talking about.
  • Body
    • For listicles or list posts, body will have a list of tips/products.
    • For how-to post, it will show step-by-step instructions with pictures.
    • For product reviews, it will talk about key features, pros, cons. Best pick at the top. CTAs embedded in-between.
  • Conclusion with a call to action. Engage your readers here.

A blogging tip I have for you is to use list style templates wherever possible. Lists convey information quickly (but lack in depth on individual list items).

Blog posts that cover a topic more in breadth (cover all subtopics briefly) rather than in depth (focus on one subtopic in detail) are suited for writing quickly. You should have a good mix of both.

People-focused blogging also has these elements:

  • Good quality, relevant images with correct alt text.
  • Affiliate disclaimers in every post using affiliate links.
  • Content blocks for:
  • Product recommendations
  • Call to Actions
  • Newsletter sign up.
  • FAQs

These elements make your content people focused rather than just SEO focused by improving the user experience.

The good thing is that since these elements are required in almost every post, you can auto-insert these using plugins/reusable blocks.

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Use Grammar Checkers.

A tool like Grammarly or Pro Writing Aid can drastically increase your writing efficiency. These tools check your writing for spelling errors, and grammar issues, and even give style suggestions in real time.

This saves hours of headache later on while editing besides helping you write faster. Besides, you can go from a completed draft to a published post in minutes without worrying about any silly mistakes.

Use Speech to Text.

Do you type slowly? One option is to work on your typing speed. The other option is to use a precise dictation software. Using speech-to-text greatly reduces your time writing a blog and can improve your flow as well.

You can use a tool like Dragon Naturally Speaking Software. It has 99% accuracy and you can essentially get an output of 300-400 words per minute.

Once the words show up on the screen, re-read them to check the flow, and remove/rephrase as needed. This way you can churn out the first draft of a great blog post in 15-20 minutes.

Write with AI

Artificial Intelligence-powered writing tools like Jasper, Rytr, Writesonic, etc. assist you in writing full-length blog posts with minimal effort.

These AI writing tools eliminate writer’s block by:

  • Writing SEO-optimized introductions.
  • Generating punchy conclusions.
  • Auto-completing paragraphs.
  • Expanding your written content.
  • Rephrase/Rewrite your writing in different tones (persuasive, informative, etc.)

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While these tools can generate a full-length article from scratch, I highly recommend using them as writing assistants and not publishing the AI-generated post as is.

Use the AI content to get your creative juices flowing. Put in your own voice and nuggets of wisdom. Make your content unique. Google rewards human-focused content which showcases personal knowledge/expertise on the topic.

Outsourcing

If you are brimming with content ideas and want to hit the ground running, you might not have enough time to do all the writing yourself. Besides, each post requires search engine optimization which demands extra time.

In that case, outsourcing the final writing part to a freelancer might be an option worth considering. It will help you create content faster.

However, this presumes you have already written 10-12 blog posts yourself and know what kind of writing style/voice you have. You should know what kind of content you like and what your audience wants. Then, you can convey these expectations to your freelancer. This reduces the scope for error or the need for rework.

For hiring good freelancers, you can go to Fiverr or Upwork.

Publishing Checklist

You have a high-quality blog post ready to go live. What next?

Before you hit publish, you need to ensure that:

  • Your URL slug has your keyword and is short/easy to remember.
    • Example of a good slug: nerdynav.com/write-blog-posts-faster
    • Do not use default slugs which show page number or post numbers.
  • Use Yoast or RankMath plugin to check keyword density, meta descriptions, readability, etc.
  • Add images, infographics, videos, etc with SEO optimized alt text.
  • Make sure you have image optimization plugin like Smush and your images use lazy loading.
  • Add internal and outbound links.
  • Preview on desktop and mobile.
  • Hit Publish.
  • Submit URL to Google Search Console for indexing.

Content Marketing

What good is a blog if nobody reads it? In the digital era, to be heard, you not only need to know how to write but also how to make your writing seen.

Do not let your amazing blog article be buried in thousands of similar results. Use social media posts and email marketing to your advantage.

Social Media

Nothing beats the organic reach of an online community. First of all, you should have an online presence on popular social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, Reddit, etc. Second, you should be consistent in sharing your new posts over there.

Do not procrastinate on doing this. The more channels you post your content on, the less dependent you are on one source for traffic, and the higher the chance of your content being seen and shared.

Email Lists

Are you maintaining an email list? Do you have a subscriber form for your readers? If not, you should create one immediately. Traffic coming from Google is unpredictable and can change from one SEO update to the next. But, email lists are evergreen sources of engaged readership.

After all, these are your readers who liked your articles enough to want more and click subscribe. Your fans are more likely to like, share, and comment on your new blog posts. They will also give you ideas on what kind of new content you should create, making your brainstorming process easier.

In addition to the tips above, other things you can do to make viral-worthy blog posts include:

1. Research your topic thoroughly and make sure you have accurate and up-to-date information in your post.

2. Make sure that your post is well structured, with a clear beginning, middle, and end.

3. Use catchy headlines and interesting visuals (such as images or videos) to draw readers into the post.

4. Include relevant keywords in the post to help boost SEO rankings and improve visibility online.

5. Promote your blog posts on social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn etc., to reach a wider audience.

6. Invite influencers in your niche to share their opinion on the topic or review the content of the post so that it reaches even more people.

7. Monitor comments and feedback on social media platforms so that you can address any issues or questions that people may have about the topic or your post itself.

Long Term Backlinking

You learned how to write blog posts fast but you also need them indexed fast to succeed online. Having high-quality backlinks is a proven way to make Google trust your site and index it faster. Every day spend some time doing outreach for backlinks. While this won’t help you write blogs faster, your blog writing process will still be incomplete without this.

The Takeaway

Faster writing is a skill you will develop over time as you discover blog post creation templates that work for you. Keep experimenting with paid and free tools. Use productivity techniques like Pomodoro to your advantage.

Remember work expands to fill up the allocated time (Parkinson’s law). Don’t confuse working longer with working better. You can work faster and still churn out high-quality blog posts. In fact, speed and accuracy is what you need for an edge in today’s digital era.

By following these steps, you will be able to write a blog faster and with less time spent struggling with mundane tasks.

FAQs

How do I write one blog post per day?

Writing one blog post per day can be a daunting task, but it is important to remember that consistency is key. To begin, set aside a certain amount of time each day dedicated to writing. This could be in the morning, afternoon or evening depending on your preference and availability.

When you are ready to start writing, create an outline of what you want to discuss in the post. Once your outline is complete, break it down into paragraphs and write each one at a time. If you find yourself getting stuck or losing focus, take a break from writing and come back with fresh eyes. Write your introduction last.

Finally, when the post is complete make sure to proofread it for any errors or typos before publishing it online. You can use free tools to check for grammar, errors and readability.

With these steps in mind, you will be able to write one blog post per day with ease and efficiency. Blog fast. Blog regularly. But, don’t burn out! Take a break when you feel tired.

What can I do if I can’t think of good blog post ideas?

If you’re having difficulty coming up with good blog post ideas, the first thing to do is not panic. There are plenty of resources available to help you come up with new content ideas.

One of the easiest ways to do this is by looking at what topics other bloggers have already written about in your niche. You can use a keyword research tool to search for topics related to your blog and get some inspiration from those results.

Additionally, look through social media conversations related to your subject matter and keep track of any questions or comments that arise during these conversations as potential blog post topics.

Keeping a running list of interesting ideas or current events related to your industry can also help you stay creative when brainstorming blog post ideas.

Finally, try talking with other bloggers or colleagues in the same field for more ideas and advice.

How to write a good blog post outline?

Writing a good blog outline is essential for creating an effective and engaging blog post. It ensures you don’t struggle to write while working.

To start, create a title that captures the interest of your readers. Then, make a list of the key points you’d like to discuss in the post. Break these main points down into sub-points or sections to make sure your post has structure and flow.

If needed, research relevant topics and add links to credible sources to back up your statements.

Additionally, consider adding images and videos throughout the post to break up text-heavy sections and further engage readers.

Finally, conclude with a summary of the main points discussed in the post and end with a call-to-action to encourage readers to take action or continue exploring related topics.

Following these steps will help you create an organized blog outline that ensures your blog posts are informative and engaging.

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