I knew I needed to produce more articles for my blog so I set a challenge to create 30 blog posts in 30 days. But it turned out to be a disaster!
Less than 3 years later, I found myself deleting most of those articles from my blog.
They were ugly, they were weren’t written well, and they weren’t providing value to readers (aka. they weren’t bringing traffic to my site – no one was reading them)
Since then, my desire to produce more content in less time has not diminished. But try as I might, I couldn’t write a quality blog post in less than 4 hours.
Then one day, I decided to try a similar but different challenge to the one I did in the beginning, before I knew as much about SEO and writing content that readers want.
I challenged myself to write a blog post in under an hour.
I didn’t succeed at writing a blog post in 1 hour. BUT, I did manage to create a quality, SEO optimized blog post in 1.5-2 hours.
That’s almost a 60% time savings!
And these aren’t just “filler” articles – they actually bring traffic to my website.
Benefits of Writing a Quality Blog Post Quickly
Besides the obvious benefit of, well, saving you time, there are even better reasons why you may want to write a blog post in 2 hours or less.
When you can get a blog post done in a shorter amount of time:
You get that mental block off your plate
When we aren’t looking forward to doing something, it often seems bigger in our head than it is.
This weight, and nagging feeling, can lead to procrastination and hold you up from completing other tasks – task that are very important to your business or that bring you joy.
You make more money per hour
Whether you are doing work for a paying client, or working on sponsored content, the longer you take to do it, the less money you make an hour.
Conversely, if you can write two or more blog posts in the time that it used to take you to write one, you have the potential to bring on more paying clients.
Being More Efficient Feels Good
Once you see that you are capable of producing a good blog post without it being perfect, you may start to like this feeling.
Learning to let go of perfection is a bit scary yet so freeing once you get the hang of it.
Soon you may be looking at other tasks that are taking up too much of your time and applying the same mindset you developed while practicing this 2-hour blog post strategy.
A Course is Born – Anatomy of a 2-Hour Blog Post
During my attempts to write a quality blog post in less time, I learned:
- How to be more efficient
- How to create the biggest SEO impact in the shortest amount of time
- How to focus on the article elements that made the most difference
Since then, I’ve applied this formula to many more articles, including sponsored content that brands loved.
I want to share what I learned to help you shave time off your article-writing minimum.
The idea for the “Write Quality Blog Content in Under 2 Hours” course was born.
It’s still under construction but is scheduled to be released before the end of the year.
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