If you’re a beginner blogger and need to write a lot of content fast, you need these easy blog post ideas for your blog to get traffic and engagement! Trust me, when you actually apply the blogging tips in this post, you’ll be getting an audience soon enough.
How To Write Faster
If you’re just starting a blog you need to have content in order to grow your traffic and to monetize it. In the beginning, you need to write even more blog posts, because you’re experimenting. You’re learning and getting feedback about what type of blog posts perform well for you.
But writing a ton of content is hard and it can be pretty stressful, when you haven’t written anything in a while. It’s a nagging feeling that we all get sometimes, because life does get in the way and you can’t always stay consistent.
But…Imagine having written 10 blog posts that are ready to go for the month. How does it make you feel? I know for me – I feel at peace, productive and super happy. No more “Why haven’t you posted anything yet, it’s Friday”. Here’s what has worked for me when it comes to writing faster:
- Have an outline. Create a simple outline that you follow for every type of post. This will save you so much time! It does take out of the creative process a bit, because you’re more structured, but it also allows you to share more of your work and message with the world. Better perfect and half-done or great and done? It’s your choice.
- Batch. Write your blog posts in draft on one or two days of the week. This creates such momentum, it’s amazing how much you can write when you allow yourself the time and space to only do that.
- Give yourself a deadline. Set a timer and give yourself a deadline for finishing a blog post. I like to give myself around 20-45 minutes depending on the type of blog post I’m writing.
- If you need to research: do it fast, set a timer for this too. No going down a rabbit hole – find what you need and leave.
- If you’re researching for roundups – batch your roundup research. Maybe you’re creating a roundup for low carb dinner recipes and have another blog post idea for paleo dinner recipes. Whether you’re using Pinterest or Google for research you can collect recipes for both blog posts and you save yourself so much time and guesswork.
If you need more tips, I have an entire blog post about how to write 10 blog posts a week.
3 Easy Blog Post Ideas To Get Traffic And Engagement
Writing popular blog posts can be really hard or really easy. And after years of trying to create the perfect content, I can tell you: there’s nothing wrong with making things easy for yourself. People love reading light-hearted content, they love helpful content and they love content that is straight to the point. Always keep this in mind when you’re writing for your audience.
Here are the three types of blog posts that you can write really fast and easy.
1. How To
A how-to doesn’t need to be a huge undertaking. You don’t need to make a super in depth-tutorial. Keep your writing short and sweet and add some images (you can also use stock photos).
Knowing how to do something on your own and having some pictures or video to show you’ve done it is priceless content. The bonus: Because you’ve done the work yourself, you don’t need to do research. And research can take so much time!
In the intro to these posts you can include information about why this is beneficial, the ingredients and products you need and tell a little story how it happened. Don’t overcomplicate and make it to the point.
Examples of how to’s are food recipes, DIY’s or beauty tutorials. All things that are popular on Pinterest and Youtube.
- How To Make Cappuccino At Home
- DIY Face Mask Tutorial
- How to Dry Mint & Use It For Tea
- The Best Banana Bread Recipe
- How To Do Your Makeup In 5 Minutes
The structure of these blog posts is pretty simple: they usually have a small intro and then a list of items. Lists are popular because they give people options. If I’m bored and come across a list with over 50 things to do when bored I will go and look. I don’t need the author to explain each and every point – I really just need the items, not the details.
So make it easy on yourself and just list the items – if you don’t have anything to say about each and every one, let go of that need.
Here are some examples of great lists to make for your blog:
- bucket lists
- grocery lists
- lists of books or products (great if you’re looking for ways to make money with affiliate marketing)
Here are some examples:
- The Ultimate Tokyo Bucket List
- 20 Self-Help Books To Read In 2020
- Weekend Packing Checklist
- Trader Joe’s Whole30 Shopping List
3. Round Ups
Round ups are just like lists, but a bit different in that you’re referring to other content and not just items. You make a list of the content that would fit into the category you’re writing about and then link out to the creator’s page. Please, always give credit and don’t share the entire work of the author in your blog post. It’s also a great idea if you’re using their pictures to ask for permission via email. Here are a few things you can do a roundup about:
- TED talks
- favorite movies
This is a great way to create your own content while appreciating the work of others too. Here are some examples:
- 20 Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes
- The 30 Best Romantic Movies
- 5 Funny Podcasts To Listen To When You’re Having A Bad Day
Help People Take Action
It’s important to just get started with something. And remember, just because something is easy to write it doesn’t mean that it’s not worth reading. If your content is good whether it was easy for you to write or it took you 10 days to complete, doesn’t matter to the rest of the world.
What matters is the change that your content will make in someone’s life. A good salad recipe can have a much bigger impact on someone who wants to eat healthy, but doesn’t know how to do it every day than actually explaining to that person in detail how food influences their health. To change someone’s life, you need to be able to help them take action.