Writer’s block is not just the reserve of book authors, bloggers and indeed all of us get it too. So how do you get your writer’s mojo back so you can contribute more posts on your blog in less time?
Here are a few recommendations that are sure to get your ideas and thoughts onto your blog in record time.
Consider when the time is right for you, i.e. what time of the day are you at your peaking writing performance? There is no one right or wrong answer as some people are at their most lucid at the start of the day, while others come alive after dusk. If you want to write in the middle of the night – do it!
Getting the time of day sorted will shorten the time it takes for you to transform your ideas into articles without the need for copious revisions before the final post is published and shared with your blog followers and with your social media profiles.
Grammar and Spell Checker
English is considered one of the hardest to learn, so if English is not your first language, your website and blog are in English. It would help if you mastered the language well enough to articulate your thoughts using English speakers’ most used style. Using language translation apps to present your articles in different languages only works moderately well.
Why English Is Challenging
English is derived from the Germanic family of languages with 26 per cent of it coming from German and 30 per cent from French and Latin respectively. When the Normans invaded England, they bought their languages, and that’s where the ‘old English’ originated. English has evolved through the generations and most notably the spelling and pronunciation.
Conversational English is spoken and written today, and it is this style that most bloggers use. Even those among us who did well in English at school get caught out with its complexity. Even the basics of grammar catch us out, i.e. when to add a comma, when is a sentence ‘unclear precedent’? When do propositions change the meaning of verbs? Have I lost you yet?
Use An App
The good news is you don’t need a Masters qualification in English to have the confidence to write on your blog. If there’s a problem, you can be sure someone has created a solution with an app. A grammar app will knock off minutes, if not hours, every week in editing your work. There are free grammar apps for quick checks on spelling and basic grammar errors, and then you can pay for a service and get the premium service.
Some of the apps you could consider are:
Whatever app you choose to use, make sure you get the operating system and browser plugins to make light work of accessing the feature when you need it, i.e. when you’re crafting your content.
Plan your research before you need the content for your blog articles. If you are left with little choice of when you can write an article or blog post, you’ll want to have a repository of reference sites and topics to explore.
Find inspiration for your blog writing, with a topic that trending, and use popular SEO tools like Keyword Research Tool and also free is the Content Idea Generator.
Practice Makes Perfect
‘Training and practice makes perfect‘, and for bloggers – near-perfect is good enough. 🙂 The hardest part of starting something new is the unknown, but with experience and learning, confidence builds, and if you love what you do, you will practice a lot. Practice by writing a minimum of one blog post a day and watch the time per post shrink while the quality of your content remains high.
Writing does come naturally to some people, but only because they love it, and when you love something, you want to do it all the time. For the rest of us who understand that ‘content is everything’ for SEO use these tips to shorten the time it takes you to write a unique, relevant post that is informational yet casual. Hence, a wider audience engages with it and whatever it is you’re selling on your website. Here is your next tip – how to use emojis in your marketing.