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WEB TIPS: How to write blog posts faster

Most manufacturers are probably working double time just to keep up with a growing workload. These tips will help you write blog posts faster.


November 3, 2011
by ANDREW SHEDDEN

Most people in today’s downsized manufacturing environment are probably working double time just to keep up with a growing workload, so time-savers are most welcome as long as they don’t compromise quality. The following tips will help you write blog posts faster so you can focus on your real job.

Outline what you want to write about before you start writing. List headings or subheadings as a way of keeping on track and provide a logical framework for your post.

The key to working quickly is separating the writing from the editing. Polishing posts as you go hinders your productivity. Ignore your inner perfectionist and concentrate on writing whatever comes into your head. Focus on getting your first draft written as fast as you can to keep the momentum going. Knowing there will be subsequent drafts frees you to express thoughts without getting hung up on poorly constructed sentences, and you may be quite pleasantly surprised at the originality of your thinking.

Ensure there are no distractions when you are writing. Text messages, instant messages, e-mails, and phone calls are all major productivity killers. Set aside 10 or 15 minutes of uninterrupted time and you will be amazed at how much you can get done.

Andrew Shedden is the president of Broadfield Consulting, a marketing consulting firm that makes it easier for companies to grow their revenues. For new media resources and services visit http://www.broadfieldcommunications.com. For free industrial marketing resources visit http://broadfieldconsulting.com.