Blog posts on a schedule can be one of the best ways to stay productive and write regularly. You have to type fast into order to get blog posts done while also getting everything else done during the day. It is possible to write great blog posts without spending a ton of time on it.
This is one of the easiest ways to get more things done, especially if you are a competitive person. I use Online Stopwatch to time how long it takes me to do something. For some reason, knowing that you are being timed forces you to be more efficient. Using the Pomodoro method is also a great way to get things done efficiently. You can download the free app Focus Booster, or you can use an online version, like the one Online Stopwatch uses. It times you in 25 and 5 minute segments, where 25 minutes is straight working, then followed by a 5 minute break.
Outline Your Posts First
Outlining your blog posts first can also help you be more productive because you don’t have to think about where the blog post is going next. This helps you focus on writing the actual content instead of worrying about where it is going next.
Work on Your Typing Skills
Being a fast typist can help you write blog posts a lot faster. The only way you can get faster is by practicing. However, there are some free tools available that help you type faster with more accuracy. Some online games include TypeRacer and TypingWeb. HongKiat has a great list of tips about typing faster, including using all ten fingers.
Get Into “Writing Mode”
One of the most important thing to do is to get into “writing mode” the Pomodoro technique helps, but so does music and ambient noise, like the white noise soundtrack at SimplyNoise. Music and white noise has been shown to increase productivity and concentration. Another ambient noise that I enjoy while writing is my space heater or a fan in my office.
In addition to surrounding noise, it’s also important to write where you most feel comfortable and creative. Write in a space that you love and feel energized by. This is why so many writers go on retreats or spend a lot of time and resources on perfecting their office. Location matters!