If you want to write blog articles fast, you need a super awesome outline. And in a few short words, I’m going to share the exact outline I’ve perfected since starting my primary blog (in the filmmaking niche) over a decade ago.
How To Write Blog Articles Fast
The following outline is for a 350-500 word article.
If you adopt this pattern for writing blog articles, you’ll be able to bust out articles faster than most.
01.) Short paragraph one (w/keyword)
02.) Short paragraph two
03.) Image one (w/keyword alt tag)
04.) h2 Sub Heading (w/keyword)
05.) Short paragraph three
06.) Short paragraph four (w/keyword)
07.) Short paragraph five with brief call to action
If the article goes longer, remove the CTA and extend the pattern.
07.) Short paragraph five
08.) Image two (w/keyword alt tag)
09.) h2 Sub Heading
10.) Short paragraph six (w/keyword)
11.) Short paragraph seven
12.) Short paragraph eight with brief call to action
I also send this outline to any guest writers when describing the format I seek for my blog. This saves lots of time and helps them write blog articles fast.
As you can tell, I sort of followed the pattern for this article. (Can you guess the keyword?)
Additionally, your image selection is uber important for driving social shares and engagement. For images, take a quick minute to research Snappa (it’s an affiliate link… if you sign up for the software, I get paid.) Affiliate promotion aside, Snappa is an easy to use online photo editing program with a built in royalty free photo library. For this article, I chose a photo (and added the text in Snappa) because it’s something my ideal reader can relate to.
Who is the type of reader who also wants to write blog articles fast?
At the time of this writing, this website is semi-new. And right now I seem to attract people who loved literature in their 20’s and thought it would be cool to make money writing, someday. But then life happened and instead of authoring the next breakout novel, most of our readers manage a career, kids, a two week vacation and a 401k better than most, but not great. And they still think about writing…