People often ask me what the secret is to blogging almost every day. Today I’ll share one of my “secrets” with you.
Yesterday’s blog post took me almost an hour to write. But many of my blog posts take 15 minutes or less! And that’s how I manage to blog so frequently–I mix in these super quick blog post tactics.
YOU can do it, too!
Let’s start with a couple of questions.
What is your goal in blogging? What do you want to help your readers with?
You can help them by being a conduit of information–not all the information you share has to come directly from your brain.
So for those days when you need a faster blog post I want you to think differently. Think about who or what you can share with your readers to help them that already exists and doesn’t require you to create/write it.
Share a Video
Share an Article
Go to ezinearticles.com and search for a topic your visitors would like, find a good article and share it with a few of your own tips or extra ideas.
Here’s a step by step with screenshots of how to do it: speedy fast blog posts.
Share a Person
Pick a blogger friend to interview, type up 5 or so quick questions and zip them an email then publish it when they get back to you.
I’m using that strategy to create regular content at Successful Work at Home Women. Just click the “Get Featured!” link and you can see what questions I’m using.
Share an Image
Find a cool infographic or a funny picture and share it with your thoughts.
Share a Blog or Two
Pick a few blogs you’ve been enjoying reading and share links to those with a little summary of what they’re about or who they are and why you enjoy reading them.
Share a Resource or Tool
What resources have you found helpful lately in your business? Are there computer programs, websites, apps, or other tools you use that your readers might find helpful, too? Have you opted-in to an ezine or list that gave you an awesome free gift? Any of these are great things to share with your readers.
But here’s the real secret to using any of these strategies to post in 15 minutes. Choose fast. Don’t over think. Don’t let yourself get stuck. Set a timer and be determined that you will be done quickly.
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