I get quite a few questions from readers each month but one of the most common questions is, “How do you manage to write a blog post every day when you do so many other things? Do you use freelancers?” So I thought I would answer this question today.
How to Write a Blog Post Every Day
Okay, to answer the second question first, I don’t use freelancers to write my blog posts, well, not yet anyway. Many bloggers do use freelancers and ghostwriters and I have no problem with them doing it. And I’ll be honest, if there comes a day when I am earning thousands of dollars from this blog, I will probably use freelancers as well. But at the moment, I write every post that appears in this blog.
How to Find Time to Write Every Day
First of all, I don’t write every day. I try to but it doesn’t always work out. Even yesterday, you can see that I did not write a post; I just didn’t have the time. However, I do write a post almost every day and I’ll tell you now, it isn’t easy.
At the moment, I am not just a blogger, I’m also an online teacher, which I do for about 5 hours a day. I’m also a freelance writer, so I write for others as well as myself, which makes it even more difficult to write for my blog.
Organisation Is the Key
It goes without saying that the most important thing to do is to organise your life. If you’re just hoping that you will find time in the day to write, then you’re going to be disappointed more often than not. You need to make time to write or you’ll never have more than half-a-dozen posts on your blog.
Each evening, decide when you have an hour free the following day and put it on your to-do list. Write down the time you’re going to write and try to keep to it. And think about what you’re going to write about too; that’ll speed things up as well.
Decide the Best Time to Write
This is something a lot of bloggers suggest and I don’t disagree. Many bloggers will also say that you should write at the same time every day, but I don’t think that’s particularly important. If you think that the morning is the best time to write, then write in the morning. If the evening is the best, fine as well.
However, if sometimes morning is the only time you have, sometimes afternoons and evenings other times, that’s fine too. The important thing is to write daily; the time of day you write means little in the big scheme of things.
Having said all that, I would recommend you set a time as early in the day as possible, so that if things go wrong, you still have more time in the day to write.
Deciding What to Write
This is a problem for many bloggers, especially if you have a blog that has a very narrow niche. So, where can you find ideas for blog posts? I have two places I go: Amazon https://www.amazon.com/ and Dummies https://www.dummies.com/. Let’s look at Dummies as an example.
Using Dummies for Content
There are lots of niches in Dummies as you can see below. Choose the niche that is closest to your niche and click on it.
Now, in the image below, you can see there is a drop-down menu. Choose the option that is closest to what you want to write about. As you can see, I chose nutrition.
In the final image below, you can see that I chose ‘10 Easy Ways to Cut Calories’. Now you have two choices. You can take the whole article and rewrite it so that it looks like original content, at least to Google.
Now, you do have another choice. If you are very knowledgeable in your niche you can look at the subheadings and see if you can write a full post on one or more. For example, in the article, ‘10 Easy Ways to Cut Calories’, there are these subheadings:
1. Switch to low-fat or no-fat dairy products.
2. Use sugar substitutes.
3. Serve stew instead of steak.
4. Choose low-fat desserts.
5. Peel the poultry.
6. Edit your salad dressing.
7. Make one-slice sandwiches.
8. Eliminate the high-fat ingredients.
9. Season the veggies, don’t drown them in butter.
10. Wash the chopped meat.
Now, looking at the above, which ones can you make into full-blown articles. Looking at the above, I’m thinking you could make some posts about different dessert, chicken and salad recipes.
Using Amazon for Content
Amazon is another great resource but I don’t use it as often as Dummies because you get a lot of information overload that you don’t get with Dummies. However, Amazon should also be your go-to site for help in creating content. However, I don’t want to explain how to research using Amazon; it’s similar to Dummies anyway, so you should be able to work it out.
Prepare for Future Posts
If you have some free time, use it to plan blog posts for the future. In fact, straight after I have finished writing this article, I will be planning out half-a-dozen new blog posts. Personally, I love writing posts but hate coming up with headlines, so if I can separate the two jobs, I feel happier.
Wrapping It All Up
And there you have it. How to write a blog post every day. It really isn’t that hard. Let’s summarise. Organise when you want to write, what you want to write, and stick to the plan. One of the most important ways of getting your blog recognised by Google is good content posted regularly. Use it as one of your key strategies and you won’t go far wrong.
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