I can’t tell you how many people have told me they don’t have time to write blog posts. I’m going to write this blog post in 15 minutes, and show you how.
First, write a dynamic first, or introductory sentence. Above, I tell you why I’m writing this and what I’m going to write. That may be the first step on any blog post, to create a purpose and a method for writing, then follow your own directive.
Create a basic outline of your post, by adding a Title and 3 to 5 Sub-titles (or sub-headers), and separate them by a line or two, so you can “fill in your article” with words.
1 – Write with Your Niche in Mind
I always concentrate on writing for my niche. Specifically, if I have a customer or client who has asked me a question, or made a statement, I think of that person… It’s super easy if I’ve talked to that person in my office, because I imagine them sitting across from me at my desk. As if I’m actually answering their questions as they ask them. This method of writing allows me to make the blog post personal, and write directly to my reader. By focusing on what I might say to one, I speak to all of my clients who have asked the same question. (Hint: Many do ask exactly the same questions.)
2 – Focus on the Topic at Hand for Each Blog Post
I’m half done at 5 minutes in…
The topic of my post is in the title. By adding the purpose of your blog post in thought and focusing on that, you’ll create a driving method of writing. Stay focused. Turn off the phone, or don’t answer it, during your 15 minutes of speed writing. If you’re interrupted, of course, you’ll be distracted and it will take longer. I just had a delivery person pound on my door, and it took me away for about three minutes after I wrote the 5 minute note above. Ooopps… Now I’m off target.
The point is, stay focused. Your 3 specific sub-headers should actually help with that process by directing you to the next part of your post. Use these to keep your mind flowing with solution based content that drives your words and perhaps your story. Focus. Write to your purpose.
3 – Include a Call to Action Relevant to Your Blog Posts
Always include a call to action relevant to your blog post. This should be an action your reader will be taking before they leave your page. Maybe you are selling books, or offering books for sale to your readers, or services, products, or a coaching program. Be sure to CALL your readers to take these actions.
Offer methods by which those actions can be taken.
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