In this post I will share with you some effective steps to make the entire process of writing and editing your blog posts easier.
Writing high quality content for your blog on a regular basis is no easy process, regardless of what you may have read on other blogs. It takes time to write a quality, well researched, resourceful and info packed post. I don’t consider myself an expert in writing, but I do try damn hard to create the best possible content that I can for my blog readers, which is why these days it can take me 5 days and up to a week to write a post.
Anyway, in this week’s post I want to share with you 5 cool tips for making the editing process of your blog writing a lot easier, so let’s get straight into this week’s content.
Simple Steps To Make Blog Post Editing Easier
#1. Take your time writing your blog posts
My first tip for you is to shrug off any article you might have read about “how to write 1,000 word blog post’s in under 20 minutes”, everyone else might buy that kind of advice but I don’t and here’s why.
If you’re anything like me, (nit picky about every single sentence) then you’ll be the kind of person that always wants to achieve perfection, or close to it at least. I’m not saying I’m a perfectionist completely, but I’m real finicky about things and I don’t like to put anything out unless I’m 100% happy with it, and that goes for blog posts too.
Take the time to write your post, think about what you’re writing and how you’re constructing and organizing your content. Don’t edit anything, just spend around 45 minutes to an hour solely writing. Also you don’t have to write an entire post in one sitting. That’s a mistake a lot of bloggers do, and that’s one of the reasons why I’ve started only writing once per week, so if I start writing a post I keep coming back to it adding bits and building up the content as the week progresses.
I’m not saying spend a week writing your post, but definitely take more time in refining your blog post writing and how you’re constructing your post and putting the content together, take a break now and again in between writing your article.
#2. Use Word Document to write your blog posts
Writing your post in Word Document or something similar will ultimately save you a ton of time having to edit your post later, i.e. checking for spelling mistakes, grammatical errors, punctuation, paragraphing etc. If you prefer to use your blogging platform editor to write your post in, it doesn’t hurt to just copy and paste the content into a Word Document file for a final check and run through.
#3. Write when you’re most inspired
Write your posts when you are most inspired to write, when ever that maybe, perhaps after reading an interesting (and inspiring) article on another blog, perhaps at a certain time of the day, maybe even when you’ve woken up and had a good breakfast and feel inspired to write something.
On a personal note, if you’ve started to write a post with an inspired mind, but unpredictably something uninspiring comes along and knocks you off-course, stop writing! Life has it’s weird and unusual ways of getting us up and putting us down again, so talking from my own experiences, don’t write or stop writing when your inspiration has been knocked out of you, you can always come back to it later.
#4. Write when you’re 100% focused and alert
In addition to writing when you’re most inspired, also write when your mind is fresh and you’re 100% alert. That means avoid writing a post when you’re tired both mentally and physically, or you’re not 100% focused, perhaps you have things on your mind that could prevent you from placing your undivided attention and focus into writing.
#5. Don’t publish the same day you write or edit blog posts
Finally, when you’ve written your post, and you’ve read through it several times, made your final edits and
think feel that you’re 100% happy with it, hold off hitting the ‘Publish’ button the same day. Save it and go back to it later or even the next day, you’ll be surprised how much of your post you’ll end up changing or you might be happy with everything, if so then go ahead and hit the publish button.
Recommended Resource / Reading
For more tips and advice on writing blog posts check out the following article on Daily Blog Tips: How To Write Faster Blog Posts (Every time).
Over to you
So once again you’ve read another post where I’ve shared with you some great blogging tips on writing and editing your post. As always I’d love to hear your thoughts and reactions on my tips and suggestions above. If you have your own tips for making the process of editing your blog posts easier you’d like to share with me, please feel free to leave me a comment below.