As a blogger/writer, sometimes we are faced with writing blocks. Some days we just don’t know what to write, other times we may have lots of ideas but find it difficult to organize them and put them down in words.
What we need for both cases would be a formula to write out an article quickly, clear our writer’s block and transfer ideas from our head into our blog. I have tried to come out with such a formula and below is my 3-step guide on how to write a blog post quickly.
The “Shoot Your Goal” Formula
To achieve a goal, I would usually set a general target first, then try to narrow it down into a specific, attainable goal. Now my goal is to write a blog post quickly, so to reach that goal, I would first need to determine:
⇒What I am going to write about
⇒How much I should write
Taking this article for an example, my target is to write 300-500 words on how to write a post fast.
So now I have narrowed down the scope for both the content and the number of words. This is the aiming part which greatly reduces the pressure of writing. We can zero in straightaway on what needed to be done.
Next I need to figure out how to achieve this aim. I have to be even more specific here and really pinpoint my aim. So I decided I will have an introductory paragraph, an explanatory paragraph and a conclusion, each branching out with about 100 words.
Introduction – Why am I writing this article (50 words) and who is it for (50 words)
Explanatory – What do I do to achieve my goal (100 words)
Conclusion – Have I got all the steps right (50 words) and did I achieve my goal (50 words)
Having such a specific breakdown would really make the writing much easier and easily achievable.
This is where the action begins. Both the target and the process to achieve the goal has been set, now it’s time to shoot. I will give it my best shot and reap the results. Even if I didn’t quite hit the target, I could always try again. It’s not a hit-or-miss situation, it’s a miss-and-I-can-try-again situation.
There I’ve got my 300+ word article. I would need to apply this formula to writing a few articles before I can decide whether it is a good formula. If it is, I can apply it over and over again and churn out many more articles at a faster speed.