Short on Time? Write a Blog Post in 15 Minutes

Posting regular content on your blog is important if you are to continue drawing new readers in. For many people, the lack of time is what prevents them from making regular blog posts. If you’re also short on time, here is some information on how to write a blog post in 15 minutes that you might find useful.

Pick your Topic Carefully

In order to write an effective blog post in a short amount of time, you should choose a topic you know very well in order to reduce the amount of time you spend researching. Your topic should be one that would be engaging to your audience, yet not be overly broad or vague; otherwise, people will quickly become disinterested.

Keep it Short and Sweet

An effective blog post doesn’t have to be lengthy-in fact; a post that is around 200 to 250 words can easily provide just enough info to keep your readers engaged so that they won’t lose interest. In order to make a short blog post effective, use good word economy to get your point across in as short a time as possible.

Instead of writing 200 words of text, you might even consider posting a YouTube video and providing a short description, or embedding a nice Infographic with explanation. As Mike Alton states in his post, by using “these” methods, you still provide great value to your readers, but spend much less time on developing your posts.

Determine your Main Points

A short blog post should have no more than two or three main points, with no more than two or three sentences devoted to each. Determine what your main points will be before you start writing, and you will avoid the temptation to stray from them, which would wind up costing you valuable time.

Write

Write your post, keeping your main ideas in focus. If you’re not a quick typist, consider learning to use a voice dictation software to help you get your thoughts on paper without utilizing a great deal of time or effort.

When writing a blog post in under 15 minutes, you should never produce poor quality content just to save a little time. This means that at first, you may need longer than 15 minutes to complete your posts. After time, you’ll become more efficient, and will likely find that 15 minutes is more than enough time to get your point across to your readers.

I would like to hear your thoughts. What do you think about short posts – do you believe they can provide value to you as a reader? Do you enjoy reading short and focused articles? If you’re a blogger, do you use these “methods” on your blog?

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