Have you ever been discouraged because you want to write a new blog post, but you keep drawing blanks? Maybe you’ve been sitting at your desk for an hour, yet you still can’t find the motivation (or creativity) to write?
If you can relate, then you’re going to love this blog post, and you should read each word!
I’ve brainstormed thoughtfully and thoroughly to properly catalog some of my favorite writing and brainstorming methods. After blogging for many years and publishing hundreds of thousands of words of content, these are my 5 best writing tips for bloggers.
5 Writing Tips For Bloggers That Have Helped Me Write Hundreds Of Blog Posts:
- # 1 – The Best Writing Exercise For Any Writer On The Planet
- # 2 – How To Find The Time To Write New Blog Posts Daily
- # 3 – How To Find The Motivation To Write Even If You’re Entangled In Writer’s Block
- # 4 – Never Stop Studying Your Ideal Reader
- # 5 – Never Stop Learning
My Best Writing Secrets For Bloggers Revealed
We’re about to brainstorm 5 of my favorite writing secrets for bloggers.
These following tips are the exact strategies I use that enable me to write a raging current of content consistently each week.
In fact, over the last few days, I’ve published many thousands of words using the following strategies. Let’s take a much closer look into these 5 writing strategies and the insights that empower them.
# 1 – The Best Writing Exercise For Any Writer On The Planet
The number one way that I’ve learned to get better at writing is to write daily. I try to write for a few hours every day. The more time I spend writing, the more satisfied I am with my content as a result. I also find that I write and type preposterously fast these days.
Another added benefit of practicing your writing as frequently as possible is that your content begins to stack up and compound! You can turn your written content into blog posts, Podcasts, social media content, e-books, email newsletter content, or digital courses. Therefore, your content is very useful and dynamic these days!
Writing daily also helps you to develop your blogging style, which is one of the ways that I increase my blogging confidence. Once your confidence increases as a writer, there’s no stopping the pace upon which you create new content. Therefore, I always strive to improve my writing daily by practicing in an attempt to increase my writing gusto! 🙂
So, I challenge you. I challenge you to commit to 5, 10, or 15 minutes of writing each day. If you can commit to even more time, then excellent. However, don’t be afraid to start writing for 5-20 minutes per day. Those daily writing rituals can change your life and establish your writing development like nothing else.
# 2 – How To Find The Time To Write New Blog Posts Daily
I’m not afraid to admit that I’m extraordinarily lazy. That’s why I realize more than most the importance of ironing a schedule and prioritizing your schedule.
So, let me ask you this question, writer to writer. At what time during the day are you most productive? For me, I like to write as early as possible each day. That way, my energy, and alertness are through the roof.
I realize how my creativity relates to my internal clock. I’m lazier and increasingly lethargic as the day goes on! Are you the same way? If so, then try to write early. Maybe even immediately after you wake up! Or, shortly thereafter.
That said, remember that you’re never a master of your creativity or inspiration. Sometimes, creativity hits at 3:00 in the morning when you get a surprising source of unforetold motivation. Use your impulse whenever it strikes to channel your best content possible!
# 3 – How To Find The Motivation To Write Even If You’re Entangled In Writer’s Block
Writers are heartfelt (emotional) creatures. Trust me, I know! That’s why oftentimes, you can’t muster the creativity or energy to write, even though you haven’t blogged in over a month and your blog is kicking up dust and cobwebs.
So, how can you motivate yourself to write when you’re currently captivated in the icy grip of writer’s block? The best thing that works for me, is to remember the potential of written content.
Your content has so much potential these days. Every time you publish a new blog post, you shed light upon your ideas and allow them to grace your beloved end-users.
Sounds ridiculous, right? Consider that even right now, there are humans all over the planet who would love to know all about your experience. Whether you’re blogging about your trip to Rome, your experience programming A.I. robotics with Python, or maybe you just want to share your family’s lost gourmet chocolate-chip cookie recipe.
Either way, you have fantastic stories worthy of being told, and I’d bet that readers exist who would probably benefit from and even cherish your worldly insights.
You never know how your content will fare, until you dare to write, and hit publish. What do you have to lose?
# 4 – Never Stop Studying Your Ideal Reader
One of your biggest jobs as a writer and as a blogger is to help others. It’s much easier to help people if you know the problems that they face in their lives related to your niche.
Who is your ideal reader, and how can you help them? These are the questions that I’m always brainstorming when I’m developing new blog post ideas.
The more you study your ideal reader, the easier it becomes to develop a nonstop litany of amazing blog post ideas.
So, ask yourself these questions. Who is your reader? How can you help them? What are the top questions they ask over and over again in your niche?
If you spend time brainstorming these questions regularly, you’ll put yourself in a position to write helpful and constructive content ideas whenever you wish.
# 5 – Never Stop Learning
It’s nearly impossible to write quickly or effectively if you’re unfamiliar with the topic at hand. For that reason, you must continue your education at all times. Never stop reading, and never stop learning!
I find that reading classic literature helps me to expand my vernacular (fancy word), and also invigorates me to write even more content! I challenge you to read some of the literary classics from early New Englanders such as Hawthorne, Thoreau, Emerson, or Alcott. Watch your inspiration to write skyrocket to the stars and beyond as a result.
If the idea of reading classic literature doesn’t excite you, don’t worry. There’s endless content out there to feed your mind!
In our era of eLearning, Podcasting, blogging, and content marketing, there’s an endless array of fantastic tools at your disposal to learn almost anything that you want.
Remember that learning can help keep your mind sharp, and the more experience you obtain, the easier it is for you to relay information with your fantastic readers!
Writing FAQ For Bloggers
I invite you to brainstorm alongside me for a moment as I address some of the most common writing questions for bloggers.
# 1 – What’s The Best Way For Writers To Beat Writer’s Block?
I know how frustrating it is when you want to write amazing content on your blog, but you keep drawing a blank.
Maybe self-doubt is lurking at your door, or you’re morosely freaking out because you’re under the false impression that your experience isn’t valuable.
Either way, the solution to writer’s block is simple. Spend time writing down the top 25 questions that your ideal writer is facing. That way, not only will you force yourself to write, but this brainstorming exercise can help you develop nonstop content creation ideas.
If you’re a fiction writer, then consider making a list of the top 10 problems that your main antagonists or protagonists face. This exercise will force you to reflect creatively and establish your characters on a deep level. Give it a try!
# 2 – What’s The Best Writing App For Bloggers?
I’m partial to Grammarly and Microsoft Word. I’ve used both writing apps to write hundreds of thousands of words, and I love both of them.
If you’re trying to decide which one to use, consider that they both have big advantages. I love Microsoft Office 365 because you get to use Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, all of which I use extensively and love. I enjoy that I can access Word from the cloud so I can work on my projects on any device that I want without fuss.
Grammarly is also perfect if you want a remarkably light writing app that’s 100% cloud-based. Grammarly is the best in class if you want to improve your grammar too!
My grammar used to be egregiously poor. Now, as a result of using Grammarly, my grammar is passable! 🙂
# 3 – What’s The Best Free SEO Tool For Bloggers?
There are about 10 SEO tools that I love to use. However, if I could only use three, I’d have to think carefully! (I swear, I didn’t mean to rhyme. This happens all the time when I decide to opine!)
I suppose that the first tool is UberSuggest. UberSuggest is probably one of my favorite free SEO tools, and there’s a ton of nifty features on UberSuggest that help you to brainstorm a ton of excellent blog post and content ideas.
AnswerThePublic is another prime favorite and a regular source of my inspiration. You can type in any keyword into AnswerThePublic, and they’ll, in turn, provide a large list of questions that people ask related to your keyword. What an excellent opportunity for smashing writer’s block or brainstorming blog post ideas!
I’m also a huge fan of Google Trends. Google Trends allows you to type in any keyword and you get to see how popular those keywords are. You can also type multiple keywords or phrases and compare them in terms of popularity.
# 4 – How Frequently Should New Bloggers Write New Blogs?
As frequently as you can write fantastic web content. I’ve been trying to write blog posts daily! Over the last few weeks, I’ve published thousands of words of fresh SEO-optimized content on this blog.
But, how long can I continue this madness? I’m not sure. Let’s find out! I challenge you to do the same. Ask yourself, how frequently can you publish high-quality content?
Maybe you can commit to one awesome blog post per week. Or, if you’re especially bold, try to write one blog post per day!
Put yourself to the test, and remember that quality beats quantity. Challenge yourself, and try to find your ideal blogging frequency.
# 5 – Do Bloggers Need To Publish New Blog Posts Daily?
I think that producing high-quality blog content daily poses many advantages. It’s always been my suspicion that search engines love and respect publications that publish frequently! It can’t hurt your search engine optimization either, right?
That said, it’s never a good idea to publish junk, low-quality content. I think you’re much better off picking publishing at a lower frequency and sticking to high-quality content that you’re proud to publish and share.
In other words, I think that blogging frequently helps. But, never sacrifice quality!
Blogging is one of the most exciting opportunities for writers. That’s why I had a ton of fun writing this content for you, and I hope that the content finds you well!
As always, I invite you to contact me if you wish to brainstorm or if you have blogging, writing, tech, or marketing related questions. I’ve got your back, eternally and invariably, my wondrous reader.
Please have a beautiful day, and before I go, just let me ask. Have you spent 5 minutes or more writing today? If not, then what are you waiting for?!
Take care, and thank you so much for reading!
Cordially and humbly yours…
Mike “The Writer” DeVincent