3 Brilliant Ways To Write More Blog Posts In Less Time

Writing articles can take its toll on even the most productive writers and bloggers.

As content creators, bloggers are fully aware of their responsibility to write unique and actionable content for their audience. It is through their articles that they are able to communicate their ideas to their readers, who in turn reciprocate by becoming subscribers and/or clients (depending upon the goal of the blogger).

However, writing is also a time-consuming task.

From ideation to the actual writing, there is a lot of effort put into creating well-written content that people will read from start to end. Doing this on a consistent basis is not for the faint of heart, which is why some suffer from writer’s block and a host of other factors that affect their writing.

Ultimately, the main culprit of their inability to produce is not developing a system that allows them to focus on their writing.

In this post, I will help you focus on simple yet effective ways to help you get more articles written in less time.

I will not be discussing which tools you need to use to help you increase your productivity. Rather, I will be discussing habits and environment, both of which are crucial factors that determine how effective you are in writing your articles.

At the same time, shaping these factors will help you create a writing system that works best for you.

Setting Up Your Home Office For Better Work

Your work environment should be designed to aid your productivity as this infographic from Omnipapers suggests:

Click on the image to view the full infographic.
  • Save
Click on the image to view the full infographic

If you have a home office, you need to ensure that all of your stuff is organized. In other words, you should make sure that everything is in its right place.

Here are some aspects of your work environment you should seek to improve:

  • Lighting: Avoid dim and harsh lighting as this can cause eye strain. The best lighting is natural light. Set up your home office in such a way that your workspace is well-lit with natural light.
  • Aeration: Ensure that your office is well-ventilated. You can also add green plants for that extra dose of oxygen during the day.
  • Stickers: Planning and staying organized are important if you want to get big things done. Write your ideas and to-do’s on stickers so you have visual reminders of the benchmarks you have to hit.
  • Shelves and Cabinets: A messy office creates a messy mind. Ensure that your desk does not have any clutter and that unused files and papers are filed neatly in your cabinets.
  • Inspiration: Set yourself up for peak inspiration by having a board with inspirational quotes. Writers create their best work when inspired, so you want to create an environment that feeds your creative muse.

  • Save

Need some inspiration? Here are the home offices of many top bloggers. Also, this is a good article to learn some tips on setting up a home office for higher efficiency.

Follow A Standard Work Schedule At Home

Just because you are working from home does not mean that you shouldn’t follow a schedule. Having some kind of structure is critical if you want to get big things done.

In this excellent post by Anna Liesemeyer, she details the tasks that she has to juggle in a single day as a work at home blogger and stay at home mom. Her mornings and evenings are stacked with mommy duties which leaves her afternoons as the only time to get work done.

A Day in the Life Working at Home Schedule In Honor Of Design
  • Save

Given that she has lots of responsibilities to commit to, she cannot afford to go off schedule because it will mess up the balance between her personal and professional lives. Such are the challenges that you as a writer and blogger have to face.

Scheduling your day is like scripting a production number. When you go to Broadway, you’ll be amazed at how flawlessly the shows are executed. They can do this because they are running a script. Not to mention, all eyes are on the stage. Every mistake is scrutinized in reviews and by the viewing public.

Taking this analogy to your profession as a writer, you need to make every second count. Every task in your schedule must be followed to a tee, and it also must serve a purpose.

Develop Working Habits That Work for You

man-1454744_1280
  • Save

People are different, and not all strategies work for every writer. If you find something that works for you, do more of it.

Lifehack covered the working habits of some famous writers. That article is proof that writing habits are unique to each writer.

  • Mark Twain and Truman Capote wrote while lying down on the bed or sofa, while Ernest Hemingway wrote standing up.
  • Alexandre Dumas used to color code his work to separate his fiction, non-fiction, and poetry writings.
  • Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network screenwriter) literally acts out the dialogues of the stories he is writing.

After you’ve been writing for some time, you’ll start to understand the habits that make you super productive. Developing habits takes time, so you have to be patient and stay consistent. According to the University College London, it takes approximately 66 days for a habit to be hard-wired to the degree of automaticity.

The point of developing habits is to embrace your quirks and eccentricities.

Writers are creative people. This is why they need to do certain things that will help them spark their creativity within, regardless of how strange those habits may be.

Conclusion

Writers do not need tools to be productive. What they need are discipline and order.

Self-control is defined as the ability to do what you need to do whether you feel like it or not. Once you master this concept, everything else falls into place.

You need to get organized and start scheduling chunks of time to write. When you start setting and religiously following schedules, you’ll be astounded by how much you will be able to get done.

Building up these habits will allow you to create more work. Will all of it be good? Probably not.

But the more work you produce, the higher the chances that an amazing piece of work will be produced.

When that amazing thing comes, all you need to do is stay disciplined and create something even better.

Do you have any other tips on how to stay focused during the work day? Share them with me in the comments below.

Here are a few hand-picked articles for you:

And don’t forget to share this post!

Subscribe on YouTube

Easy Ways for Writers to Write More Articles
  • Save
Christopher Jan Benitez is a professional freelance writer. He has helped small businesses achieve their goals by implementing a strong content strategy that emphasizes their unique selling points and promoting created content using effective online channels and methods, in particular, social media marketing and search engine optimization techniques.

29 thoughts on “3 Brilliant Ways To Write More Blog Posts In Less Time”

  1. Vishwajeet Kumar

    Hello Christopher,

    Very well written article and it is also very informative. Creating quality articles is really a tough job for new coming bloggers and most of them get stuck on it. Your article really help them a lot. However I do also follow some of your tips here. Thanks for providing such a awesome writing.

  2. Great Article Christopher
    I Use Pinterest For a Long Time And Most of time management pins Give us same knowledge as You .I also Following this pattern for a long time.Actually i create my bLOG POST LIST one month before and daily write them in order in my checklist .

  3. Dear Christopher, you have written a very nice article with detailed points. But I’m having a relevant query on writing the articles that I hope you may provide an answer to

    My query is how to write lengthy, interesting, and the engaging content when you have limited resources, details available about a specific keyword?

    1. Subhabrata Kasyapi

      Hi Parveen,

      Writing long form contents is getting essential for getting a higher rank in SERP.

      And the good news is anyone can master it with correct strategies.

      I always try to publish long form contents on my blogs.

      Here are some of my personal tips for you.

      1. Read More In-Depth and Long Form Contents regularly.

      2. Make an Outline of your contents well in advance.

      3. Prepare a Proper Editorial Calendar.

      4. Think as you are writing the most detailed article on your topic.

      5. Love writing. Write from heart.

      6. Write comfortably.

      Hope these tips will help you.

      Let me know I can help you with anything else.

      Cheers.

      Subhabrata.

  4. Awesome Article Man.
    I especially liked the point you mentioned that your habits and environment plays an important role in determining your productivity.This is a very good thing that every blogger especially the newbies should understand.

  5. I Think one should do research about the topic he is writing in the internet. It may change the way he writes the article.

  6. Wow! What a great idea. People waste lot of time in traffic, then in parking. In India from 2 hours to 4 hours, to and fro. Utilizing that time can really make wonders.

  7. Subhabrata Kasyapi

    Thanks Christopher Jan Benitez for writing this awesome post.

    I always like to read that kind of posts.

    You have successfully pin-pointed the most important aspects of writing better.

    Keep posting this kinds of articles most.

    Cheers.

    Subhabrata.

  8. Awesome post. It is very informative and it is really interesting to increase our conversation rate. Thanks for sharing, it will be useful to everyone.

  9. Emenike Emmanuel

    Hi Christopher,

    Thanks for sharing your thought with us. Working from home is just the best way for me. Overtime I have discovered I’m beginning to find it difficult to work effectively outside my home. What the problem is I don’t understand. That’s mainly when I do have burnout. I have become so accustomed to my house that working outside it is just like a nightmare.

    The schedule I have right now is working perfectly for me but as soon as I get out of the house, the inspiration begins to drop.

  10. This article really helped me, 🙂 I always struggle to write articles, finally I got solution, Thanks Again 🙂 🙂

  11. Yes, You’re right. Habits and Environment plays an important role in determining your productivity. Thanks for sharing the awesome post.

  12. Writing killer article that less time is impossible but this informative post changed my thinking. Very good article. sure i gonna try this techniques to write more. Thanks Mr. Christopher

  13. Great advice, you made some really good points.

    See, even now I’m over here reading this article and checking my adsense account, all while working on an article. (Which is not good)

    I could definitely save time by learning how to focus on one thing at a time.

  14. Apparently, Indonesian writer’s union stated that It’s forbidden for blogger to use backspace when writing. Let it flow as fast as possible, then start editing two days after you done. Funny and efficient in same time 😛

  15. Hey Christopher,

    Thanks for the Great tips !

    But I do not need to follow all the points, because I believe that if we are working in our favorite Niche, then we can naturally write fast and that makes much easier for us to write more & more.

    But I must admit that most of the bloggers are following the interests, so this post will be helpful for all those.

    So, keep up the good work.

    ~ jelina

  16. Hi Christopher,

    I totally agree with you on the fact that what writers need to be productive are discipline and order and not tools.

    For me, the ideas just keep coming when I write without any aid (tools). But that doesn’t mean I don’t use them to polish my work.

    Thanks for sharing this awesome piece with us.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top
87 Shares
[i]
[i]
[i]
[i]
Share via
Copy link