4 Ways to Write Several Blog Posts at Once
We already know that list posts and bullet points are two techniques that resonate well with blog readers.
But that’s not why I choose to embrace the style.
I lean on these two writing techniques frequently because they allow me, as a writer, to work on multiple articles at once – and thatâ€™s a productivity score!
Here are several ways you can write several blog posts concurrently.
- If you get stuck on a post, start writing another post. The key is to not stop. Give each blog a fresh page or document, that way, when itâ€™s time to start writing it again, itâ€™s clear where you left off. Start a log of incomplete blog posts. (I canâ€™t even tell you how many times Iâ€™ve started a post, forgotten I did, and ended up rewriting it!)
- Keep a running list of post ideas in a central location. We already know that blog post ideas can sprout from just about anywhere, but when it comes to keeping a roster of ideas (good, bad, or otherwise), itâ€™s important to know where this information is stored. Keep a running list, and next time you come face to face with blogger’s block, youâ€™ll be half way home.
- Write down words, phrases, and random notes that youâ€™d like to incorporate in future posts. Unlike a house, I find that sometimes writing a blog post does not require that the foundation be poured first. Stray thoughts are sometimes a good place to start.
- Limit your research. Strong blog posts are well thought out and researched, but it does get to the point where enough is enough. Writing doesnâ€™t happen by itself – and that next blog post will never exist if you research every little detail. Be accurate, but give give yourself a limit on how much time you will devote to secondary blog tasks. To that point, I personally like to add links and handle SEO as a secondary phase. My motto: Just write the article.
Bloggers are generally good jugglers. Do you write concurrent blog posts? If so, what tactics do you use?