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How To Write Blog Posts Faster [Ep. 56]

Want to learn how to write blog posts faster?

Well, you’re in luck, as in this episode of The Profitable Travel Blogger Podcast, we’ll be going over how to write articles quickly without sacrificing quality!

By the end of this episode, you’ll understand:

  • 13 powerful strategies for saving time with content creation
  • how to increase your productivity as a creator
  • tips for repurposing the content you create
  • how to rank your blog posts in Google search
  • and more!

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Jasper AI (formerly Jarvis). Use the power of artificial intelligence to quickly create content outlines, generate blog post ideas, write articles, and more.

StoryChief. This platform allows you to create, schedule, and publish content across your various platforms all from one dashboard — with in-depth analytics included.

Keysearch (use code JESSIEONAJOURNEY to snag 20% off). This keyword research tool can help you come up with blog post ideas you can actually rank for.

Canva. This graphic design tool can help you make graphics and assets that look like they were created by a professional.

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How To Write Blog Posts Faster [Episode Transcript]

As bloggers, one of our most important jobs is creating great content.

The thing is, it’s hardly our only job, so the more efficient we can be with writing articles and crafting social posts, the more time we’ll have for our other important projects.

Luckily, there are ways to seriously speed up the content creation process — which we’ll be going over below, with bonuses to help with implementation.

But first, before we dive into how to write content faster, I want to direct your attention to the show notes, where I’ve shared a link to my free Travel Blogger Resource Library.

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One particular resource I want to point out that can help you understand how to organize blog posts and write them faster is the Content Creation & Promotion Workflow Trello Board — which can also help you better promote your content for maximum engagement.

I’m all about implementation and I really want to make sure you don’t just listen to the episode and forget about it, but that you actually use what I share to make your blogging life easier.

Feel free to even pause this episode to go grab those resources.

You back? Then let’s dive into a few powerful tips for how to write a blog post quickly — and how to create content for social media faster, too.

Note that this episode has a ton of visuals in the show notes on jessieonajourney.com, so I recommend looking those over.

Also, if you have your own strategies to add, please share them on social media using the hashtag #TPTBPodcast. Let’s kick things off with:

Tip #1: Pinpoint Your Mission & Content Buckets

One of the most important aspects of creating content quickly is understanding the purpose of your content.

My recommendation:

Start with an overarching mission — like helping women travel solo or helping families plan unforgettable US road trips — and then have about three recurring themes or content buckets.

This step is an important part of niching down and branding your blog, not to mention becoming a full time blogger, as it helps:

  • your audience understand what to expect from you
  • you create a clear and cohesive brand
  • your content rank in organic search as Google understands what you’re an expert on

Additionally, it helps you blog fast as you’re not starting from scratch with what to write every single time.

Tip #2: Keep A Running List Of Rankable Keywords

Sitting down to write when you don’t have a topic idea ready to go is a huge time-waster.

Personally, I dedicate one-to-two weeks each month to writing blog posts, and I make sure that when these weeks come around I know exactly what I can focus on to create content that engages my audience and ranks in Google.

Therefore, keeping your content buckets in mind, it’s wise to keep a running list of keywords you can rank for. You can use a project management tool like Asana for this or even a simple Google Doc.

To do the keyword research, I use and love Keysearch.

There are a few strategies I use, but one is typing out a topic idea, seeing what keyword suggestions come up, and then filtering them to find ones that are easier to rank for.

I’ll usually set the score to be 1-35 to do this, though these numbers might differ based on your unique Domain Authority. Here is a visual:

how to write blog posts faster using Keysearch's "filtering" feature

Once I have keyword ideas, I pop them into an ongoing list I keep in Asana.

This is simplifying the strategy a bit — I go over keyword research in much more depth in my Travel Blog Prosperity membership — but doing the above step should give you a bunch of ideas.

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Tip #3: Create A Content Calendar

Building on the above, you can further save time blogging by creating a content calendar that includes your recurring topics and rankable keywords.

Pro tip:

To also benefit from seasonal spikes, you can pre-plan posts to publish a few months before they’ll be popular. This is why it’s also helpful to plan out an annual blog content plan.

For instance, if you write about adventure travel, you might publish an adventure travel gift guide in October in preparation for the holiday season. Creating gift guides for your blog, especially for this time of year, can help you seriously increase website traffic.

The reason you want to publish this content early is to give it time to rank in Google — as well as to give your Pinterest pins time to rank in Pinterest if you utilize that platform. This is an important part of any Pinterest strategy.

Keep in mind, too, that people typically research seasonal topics in advance. For example, if you write a post on fall foliage road trips, people will be researching and booking their trip before the foliage season begins.

In terms of how to write blog posts quickly, having this content calendar saves time as you know exactly what you’ll be writing and when.

Tip #4: Start With A Blog Post Outline

Creating an outline is the difference between staring at a blank screen wondering what to write and simply filling in the blanks.

Curious how to write a blog post outline? Well, there are a few ways to do.

Mind mapping

First of all, you might try mind mapping, which is an exercise where you start with a central theme that is typically circled in the center of a piece of paper.

From there, you draw lines and circles to branch out your ideas from there, and more lines and circles to branch other ideas out from those.

Here is a visual example:

using a mind map to write articles faster
Mind mapping can help you quickly outline your blog posts. Photo via Canva Pro.

Keysearch

Another idea is to use a tool like Keysearch to do keyword research, including discovering related keywords and topics that could complement your main keyword.

For example, in a post on how to monetize your blog from day one, Keysearch let me know that people were also interested in learning about how to monetize a blog without ads as well as blog monetization requirements, so I added sections to address those questions.

Again, you can click here and use code JESSIEONAJOURNEY for 20% off Keysearch if you’re a new user.

Artificial Intelligence

Another idea is using artificial intelligence — like Jasper AI (formerly Jarvis), which in itself can save you loads of time!

Here’s how it works:

  • Choose the blog post outline template
  • Input your topic and desired tone
  • Click “generate”

Boom — Jasper will generate an outline for you that you can use for articles and other long-form content.

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Tip #5: Utilize Artificial Intelligence (AI)

So I just mentioned utilizing AI to create your blog post outline, but that is hardly the only thing you can use it for. AI is truly the answer if you want to understand how to write an article quickly or create other types of content almost instantly.

For instance, Jasper can also help you save time with:

  • Brainstorming blog post topic ideas
    • Remember, I mentioned above it’s helpful to have a running list of blog post ideas ready to go, so this can further save time with that!
  • Writing introduction and conclusion paragraphs for you
  • Creating marketing copy
  • Creating keyword-rich blog articles
  • And more!

There are over 50 content creation templates to choose from, which you can see here.

using Jasper's AI templates can help you write blog posts faster
Here is a quick screenshot sharing a few of Jasper’s many templates!

In terms of writing articles, here is a quick overview of how it works:

  • Login to Jasper and choose “long-form assistant”
  • Choose “blog post workflow”
  • Let Jasper know what type of content you’re trying to create as well as your main keyword
  • Jasper will then generate title ideas and sample introduction paragraphs
  • Choose which ones you like and then open the long-form editor
  • Choose to have Jasper create your content or input subheadings and have Jasper craft copy to go into your various sections

Just keep in mind that while Jasper does create content, it is best used as your assistant; as in, you’ll still want to fact check, add in supporting case studies and facts, and refine the article to add in your own personality, voice, and knowledge.

Again, you can snag a 10,000-word free word trial by clicking here.

Tip #6: Have A Structure For Regular Story Types

While each blog post I publish is unique, I’m often writing the same types of articles — like solo female travel guides, hiking guides, NYC neighborhood guides, and show notes for The Profitable Travel Blogger Podcast.

I don’t reinvent the wheel each time. Instead, I reuse the same headings for each, with a few tweaks depending on the exact post topic.

For instance, if I’m writing a solo female travel city guide, I know I’ll always include headings like “things to do for solo travelers” and “safety tips for solo travelers”. Additionally, I’ll always promote my free 5-day solo female travel course opt-in freebie.

Tip #7: Save Blocks In Gutenberg

Gutenberg is the drag-and-drop blog post editor most WordPress bloggers use. One of its neat time-saving features is that you can save blocks to reuse in other posts.

This is incredibly helpful if you find yourself constantly adding the same sections to your articles.

For example, as a travel blogger, I add hotel recommendations, tour suggestions, and a travel insurance section in almost every blog post. Instead of writing these from scratch every time, I can insert my Hotel Recommendations block from Gutenberg and edit it to fit my current article.

how to write blog posts fast with Gutenberg
Grabbing my saved “Travel Insurance” block in Gutenberg to save time creating content

Tip #8: Create A Content Creation Checklist

In terms of how to write blog posts quickly, this is a big one! A content creation checklist can save you a ton of time.

Instead of wondering what steps you should take each time you write an article, you can quickly refer to a written list of steps — which also means you won’t forget any.

The steps can also help you create your best blog posts, as you’re not wasting precious brainpower trying to remember what you need to do before you hit publish.

For instance, a few steps on my personal blog post checklist include adding an opt-in freebie (like these blog freebie ideas), including relevant affiliate links (as part of an affiliate marketing for travel bloggers strategy), and creating a backlink profile to help my content rank in organic search results.

Bonus:

You can find a Content Creation & Promotion Trello Board within my free Travel Blogger Resource Library — which you can copy into your own Trello account.

Tip #9: Write Without Stopping.

Yes, research and editing are important parts of writing a great blog post; however, if you’re constantly pausing to look up facts, it’ll be hard to get into a flow state.

Hone your creative storytelling skills and craft truly engaging content by first getting all of your ideas out. Let the writing flow from your fingertips, and just mark spaces you’ll need to go back to later.

Personally, I make text that I need to fact check purple, and write “XYZ” in spots that I need to fill in later. This makes it really easy to go back to these areas that need attention once I’m ready to edit, and helps me create content much faster.

Tip #10: Repurpose Long-Form Content For Short-Form Mediums

If every time you post on social media you’re starting from scratch, you’re going to love this time-saving tip!

Instead, start with a piece of long-form content — like a blog post, YouTube video, or podcast episode — and then pull out the most interesting points. Each of these points can be its own social media share!

For instance, if you write a post on fun things to do in NYC, each of those fun things could be a unique social share that you reformat to fit each platform.

Moreover, you can often reuse the same social content across platforms — like TiKToks, Reels, and YouTube Shorts.

If you’d like to dive into this idea further, check out my podcast episode sharing a streamlined podcast workflow template and my video sharing a strategy for a streamlined blogger workflow:

Tip #11: Create Across Platforms From One Dashboard

Logging into your various accounts individually to create and analyze content can be a big time-waster.

That is why using a tool like StoryChief can save you time by bringing all of your platforms into one workspace — with in-depth analytics included.

In short, you simply click “craft a story” to create your blog post. You’ll also be able to add media — including from Instagram, which can be a huge time-saver — and invite collaborators.

(Because, remember, growing your blog through collaboration can be powerful and can help you see success faster!)

Once your article is ready to go, you can quickly and easily share it across your various digital touchpoints, like your blog, social media platforms, email list, Medium, and more.

There are other time-saving features, too, like guided SEO copywriting assistance, a digital content calendar, and social media scheduling.

Tip #12: Have A Repeatable Promo Plan

Just as you should have a repeatable workflow for creating content, you should also have a content promotion checklist to save time with getting your posts seen.

Part of this workflow should also include having plug-and-play templates ready to go for social media. For instance, if you have a Pinterest strategy, you might create and save pin templates in Canva — a drag-and-drop graphic design platform — to reuse for each post.

Moreover, a TikTok for bloggers strategy might involve breaking up articles into recurring vertical video types.

Again, you can find a Content Creation & Promotion Trello Board within my free Travel Blogger Resource Library to use for yourself.

Tip #13: Create A Productivity Strategy

There are so many tools, techniques, and tips for enhanced productivity — from intuitive eating to working in batches to creating a mindful morning routine and beyond.

One productivity method I personally love is the Pomodoro Technique, which is a time management system that involves breaking your day up into chunks. It looks like this:

  • Choose your task
  • Set a timer for 25 minutes and work on the task
  • Take a 5-minute break
  • Repeat, taking a longer break of 15-30 minutes after 4 pomodoros
The Pomodoro Technique can help you write blog posts fast
The Pomodoro Technique can help you write blog posts fast. Photo via Canva Pro.

Another tip: let go of perfectionism.

While striving to create quality content is important, if you spend hours, days, or even weeks agonizing over every detail of a post before you hit publish, it’ll hold you back from being efficient and sharing your voice with the world.

An Important Note On How To Write A Quick Blog Post

While researching how to write a blog post fast can help you discover strategies like the ones mentioned above, the goal shouldn’t be to just churn out post after post.

If you’re wondering how to write a great blog post in just 15 minutes, the truth is creating thorough and engaging content takes time and research. Sure, you can use AI to write blog posts almost instantly; however, you’ll still want to spend time refining that content and giving it a human element.

My recommendation:

Optimize your workflow — but also enjoy the process! Your passion for your topic should shine through your content so that your audience is also excited and feels like when they read your posts they’ve learned something.

This is truly one of the most important aspects of creating a profitable blog!

Alright, now I hope you enjoyed this episode.

I hope you feel inspired and empowered to create your content faster and easier – without sacrificing quality.

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