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 that’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 it’s time to start writing it again, it’s clear where you left off. Start a log of incomplete blog posts. (I can’t even tell you how many times I’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), it’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, you’ll be half way home.
– Write down words, phrases, and random notes that you’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 doesn’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?
Author: Andrew G. Rosen
After working for FOX News and MTV Networks, Andrew G. Rosen founded Jobacle.com, a career advice and employment news blog. He is also the author of The Exit Guide: How to Leave a Job the Right Way.