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How to Write a Blog Post in 25 Minutes

Well almost!...

One of the biggest frustrations bloggers have when they first start out, is the time it takes to not only  to write a blog post, but edit, upload, optimise, tag, research and make it pretty.

As I enter my 6th year of blogging – creating blog posts isn’t as difficult as it once was.

Here are my top tips to help you speed things up!

I can’t promise you’ll get it down to under 25 minutes but it’s worth a go!

Step 1 - Download a Tomato


What?

For those of you subscribed to my newsletter you might have already had the pleasure of reading about my Tomato technique. Pomodoro the Italian word for tomato is the technique I like to use to break my marketing tasks up.

Not only is this a great skill to learn for all areas of your life. It is really practical when you use it to start to hone your blogging and writing skills.

Download your Tomato here (otherwise known as Focus Booster) Set you 25 minute timer and start to write. After 25 minutes reward yourself with a 5 minute break!

Step 2 - Zone Out

Listening to music really works for me. Granted not everyone is able to work with music on. But if you can, I recommend that you use either calm.com for really calming, chilled out music or just your favourite music player. I like to use google music when I’m working, but music on your phone or compilations found on YouTube work just as well.

Step 3 -  Find Some Easy Inspiration

 If finding inspiration is your issue – use this little trick. Next time you write a blog post, leave a question at the end of your blog post. So let’s say you just wrote a blog post called ‘how to tame a dragon’ (it might happen!!)

You could leave a comment like “What are the biggest challenges you have faced when trying to tame your dragon”

This will get your blog readers to interact with you and if they tell you what their challenges and problem have been, your next blog post should be about just that!

Simples!

Step 4 - Find a Royalty Free Picture in a Flash

Once you have written your blog post, you might want to make it look pretty. I find most of my pictures over at www.freedigitalphotos.net/ Simply search for the picture, enter the capture and download straight to your desktop. Make sure you give credit to the image owner when you post it on your blog.

Step 5 -  Add a fluffy tail.

Every time I do a blog post, I use the same signature and call to action. Then I simply copy and paste the signature to the end of my blog post. Not only does this speed things up, it also means that every blog post has a link to your newsletter, optin, offer etc. Meaning you’ll make more leads and sales over time.

That’s it! I started writing this blog post 17 minutes ago. I now have 8 minutes to upload this to my blog, add some pretty pictures and click publish! Oh and yes I always type my blog post in word first so that I can check for spelling and grammatical errors before uploading to WordPress.

What are your top tips for creating a superfast blog post from start to finish? Do you think you could do it in 25 minutes?

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Beth Hewitt

Blogging since 2009 and passionate about blogging, personal development, marketing and helping others succeed. In 2012 I founded the Simple Blogging Network because I was tired of seeing intelligent, talented bloggers getting disillusioned and frustrated because they never made a dime online. I aim to cut down the learning curve for bloggers new and old, simplifying all aspects of blogging and helping great bloggers get the recognition they deserve.

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19 Comments

  • Dale Callahan
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    Reply Reply May 27, 2014

    Beth – I actually use some of yours – but not sure I have pulled off in 25;) One thing that does help me is to have someone else to read over them and “edit” all my mistakes.

    But the tool MarsEdit has gained me the most speed. A better editor and easier for me to use!

    • Beth Hewitt

      Reply Reply May 29, 2014

      Hey Dale,

      Not used MarsEdit. Maybe I will get under 20 minutes lol!

      Thanks for you comment, heading over to your site now.

      Beth
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  • Andy Lockhart
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    Reply Reply May 28, 2014

    Beth, as always great tips, love the Tomato technique and the app for a timer. I can use that for all sorts of things. What plugin do you use for your Bio on your Blog Posts? Thanks for sharing this information.
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  • Rachael
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    Reply Reply May 28, 2014

    I’m a huge fan of pomodoro! It’s funny because when I’m writing blogs for clients I give myself the 25 minute rule, if it takes over that then I’m not doing my job right. I’d add on – don’t self edit. Write and then take a look back x
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  • Beckie
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    Reply Reply May 28, 2014

    I really enjoyed this, I blog for fun but am always running out of time to write everything I want to! So thanks for the top tips :)

    • Beth Hewitt

      Reply Reply May 29, 2014

      Hey Beckie,

      You are totally welcome, hope the tomato technique helps you write more great content. Hope to see you in out free blogging community.

      Thanks for stopping by,

      Beth :)
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  • Dayana
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    Reply Reply May 28, 2014

    I love the tomato idea. God knows when it comes to blogging I need to be in the zone. If not then I feel like writing and nothing happens. When I am in the zone I can write all day long for weeks!

    • Beth Hewitt

      Reply Reply May 29, 2014

      Hey Dayana,

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, I hope you learn to love the tomato technique as much as me. What is the address of your blog. I would love to visit yours and if you would like to be in my free blogging community to share, learn and grow with other bloggers I would be a pleasure to have you there.

      You can check us out here.

      Beth :)
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  • Angus J McEwan
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    Reply Reply May 28, 2014

    This is a great post Beth …

    You reminded me recently about the Tomato and I am loving using it.
    I have just created a signature for my Blog too and loved your suggestion for images.
    Keep up the good work.

    Angus
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    • Beth Hewitt

      Reply Reply May 29, 2014

      Ooh, so glad that you like using the Tomato technique as much as me. It’s a goody.

      Beth
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  • Leanne Chesser
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    Reply Reply May 29, 2014

    Great tips. I often write in 25 minutes or less, especially when I’m inspired. That one is key for me. Coming up with a series idea is also helpful. Thanks for telling me about calm.com. I didn’t know about that before, but I just checked it out and it’s awesome.
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    • Beth Hewitt

      Reply Reply May 29, 2014

      Hey Leanne,

      Great to hear you use the 25 minute technique, It makes me so productive! Calm.com was a good find for me.

      Thanks, for stopping by,

      Beth :)
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  • Sophie Bowns
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    Reply Reply May 29, 2014

    Thanks for your tips.
    Mine generally take longer, because I write fiction. :-)
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    • Beth Hewitt

      Reply Reply May 29, 2014

      Thats a good point about writing fiction Sophie, the principle of being more productive using the Pomodoro technique still applies though. Thank you for stopping by. Feel free to join our community too. :)

      Beth
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  • Raphael Love
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    Reply Reply June 1, 2014

    Great post and excellent way to reel in your focus and get the content out! :)
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    • Beth Hewitt

      Reply Reply June 1, 2014

      Hey Raphael,

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Glad you liked my post. Feel free to subscribe to get more content like this. Plus would love to see you in the simple blogging network community some time :)

      Beth
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