How to Write More

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how to write more

I remember setting up my first WordPress blog and then sitting back and thinking nervously to myself: this is going to be a lot of work.

It’s quite interesting to note that, while many new bloggers have trouble with technical aspects like plugins, getting a blog host, optimizing for Google, and so on, it’s actually the practical aspects like finding time to write blog posts that can cause the most stress.

And while I confess to being a big lazy procrastinator, I have managed to find a few little strategies that help me be a more efficient blogger. Actually, maybe the laziness is why I went looking for them!

In today’s post I’m going to try and help you figure out how to write more, and discuss why you’d even want to do that in the first place.

I hope it’s useful!

More is… more

Usually people tell you that less is more.

But when it comes to blogging it’s fascinating to note that there are some scenarios where it’s pretty true to say that more is more. More words, more posts, more links, etc.

For example, one of the backbones of my blogging strategy for the past few years has been to create long form content that is at least 3,500 words long.

People like Neil Patel, Glen Allsopp, etc. regularly extol the benefits of writing longer posts – they are statistically more likely to get more shares, likes, links, and subscribers.

And while there is no point in posting more if the content is ordinary, it’s good to learn how to write more if it means you can create longer blog posts that solve more problems, rank well on Google, and form a solid basis for your blog’s long term success.

So, let’s take a look.

How to write more

Here are a few strategies, ideas, and tools that have helped me write more over the years. We’ll begin with the more theoretically tips and then get on to some practical methods.

1. Have a solid set of goals with a timeline

It is really hard to sit down to research and write super-long articles if you don’t have a reason to do it. Knowing your short and long term goals and setting them to a timeline makes an enormous difference.

I made this error for years and years and it wasn’t until my older sister asked me over dinner what my goals were for the year. I ummmed and aahhhhed for so long and went away feeling embarrassed enough that I decided to sit down and figure out exactly what I wanted to do that year.

As Jim Rohn says in a piece on goal setting:

Goals are no place to waffle. They are no place to be vague. Ambiguous goals produce ambiguous results. Incomplete goals produce incomplete futures.

When you set a timeline for an outcome you start to work backwards and see all the small steps that you are going to need to get that. And, for us bloggers, that usually means writing more content in order to help more people.

2. Know exactly why you are doing it

This is closely related to the first point but is different enough that it needs its own mention because it has really helped a lot of bloggers I know.

I have personally found it crucial to have a reason to get out of bed each morning. For some people it is because they want to get better at a skill, for others it might be making more money to support your family or perhaps even a charity. Whatever your motivation, it can help a lot if you isolate it, make it clear, and then recall it regularly.

Not only does this keep your writing focused and careful, it also helps to support you emotionally when you are having down days where the writing doesn’t flow or you feel like progress isn’t happening fast enough. If you can recall to mind the stakeholders of your progress then it puts a fire under your butt.

3. Read, read, read, read, read

If you talk to almost any writer, author, journalist, or blogger about what helps them be good at what they do I can guarantee that a large portion of them will tell you to read more.

A lot of fantastic things happen when you read – especially when you go outside your comfort zone and look at various sources. First of all, your mind opens up to new ideas. Secondly, you start to discover new ways to express those ideas with your writing. Thirdly, your writing happens with less difficulty because the tones and styles of those authors start to absorb into you.

If you are having a period of writer’s block then one of the best things you can do is take a few hours to read. Look around at the best blogs in your niche, but then go further to excellent long form sources like the New Yorker, WIRED, Mother Jones, etc. and see if something sparks.

4. Find a place to write and go there… even if you can’t

Finding somewhere to write is extremely important. It doesn’t need to be National Library of the Czech Republic inspiring but it should be enough that it allows you to concentrate in the zone.

The most important thing, however, is that you actually go there and write. This is really easy for me to say – I don’t have kids or a “real” job to go to. And I imagine that if you’re a stay-at-home parent or someone trying to blog while raising a family then it could be extremely tricky. But it is also extremely important.

Try finding a cafe nearby or even a place in your house that is just for sitting and writing. Let your family know that for the time that you’re in there (it might only be 30 minutes a day) that you’re not to be disturbed. You can get a lot done in a short amount of time when it’s just one thing.

5. Start with an extraordinary headline and keep coming back to it

For me, it’s really important to have an excellent headline sorted before I start doing any of the actual content writing. This helps me to stay focused.

Actually, this was a tip I got from a lecturer in University who said that you should write your essay topic at the top of your screen and always have it in sight. Refer back to it again and again and it will help you stay on topic in every paragraph, sentence, etc. I found it useful and so applied it to blog writing.

There are so many tactics for writing a good headline or blog post title but here’s a little summary that should be enough for this article:

write blog headlines

You can also look at the cheat-sheet made by Jon Morrow for some wonderful tips on how to write good headlines. It’s well worth the email submit.

The thing to remember here is that once you figure out the perfect headline/title for your blog post you often find that the content writing flows a lot easier. You know what question your are trying to answer, problem you are trying to solve, etc. and as such everything feels very consistent.

Try working a little longer on your headlines, even if you have to re-write them 50 times, and then see whether you find that the rest of the article comes out a lot quicker.

6. Develop an article structure that you can use as a base

Another little trick that has worked quite well for me is to come up with a post structure that I use for every article that has all the elements that I’ll use laid out in front of me. Here’s a rough look at what most posts on Blog Tyrant will look like:

blog post structure

The reason I think this helps us to write more is because it gets you in to a pattern that you can repeat over and over again. As opposed to sitting down and trying to figure out the content, structure, layout, etc. you just sit down and start filling in the familiar format that you’re used to.

This takes a little bit of time and will be different depending on the theme you use, the niche you’re in, etc. so it’s a good idea to do a few tests and see what the majority of your traffic seems to like.

7. Get better at typing and editing

Another important consideration is the physical act of writing. For more of us, that means learning how to type faster and edit more efficiently.

typing speed

The above is a screen shot of my best result for a typing speed test – I cheated and had a few goes! I am not very fast at typing when compared to people who have trained properly, but I have definitely improved a little bit over the years.

Quick interruption: I’d absolutely love to see your results! Click the link above to take the test and then post your score in the comments below.

These websites can also teach you how to type more efficiently by giving your courses, tools and information on the best keys to use, etc. I would put too much time in to this, but it’s good to see if you’re making any huge errors.

When it comes to editing, the best thing you can do is get some help so that you’re not left doing it all yourself. This is one of those areas that can take up a lot of valuable time that would be better spent working on the income-earning activities on your blog, or just writing more words, practicing.

proof reading bot

If you don’t want to pay anyone to help you edit, you can use tools like the Proofread Bot above that is actually really excellent at making suggestions for how you can improve your writing from a grammar, spelling, and readability point of view.

8. Use the Pomodoro technique for efficiency

The Pomodoro technique is one of many similar styles that can help you become more efficient by breaking your work routine up into small segments that are supposedly supposed to give you the right amount of work and the right amount of breaks.

pomodoro

Glen over at ViperChill wrote a massive post about this and I couldn’t say anything better, so all I will do is encourage you to look at it a bit deeper and see if it works for you.

If it’s not Pomodoro, see if you can find a similar efficiency technique that will help you write more by keeping you focused on task and balanced between working and fatigue and inspiration.

9. Remove distractions

We’ve touched on this in the point about finding an inspiring place to go and write more, but this one is a little more hard-core. We’re going to actually try to remove distractions.

For example, the now-famous app, Flipd, is outstanding if you want to do things like hiding distracting programs, locking your phone for a certain amount of time, and so on. There’s another app called Forest that helps you stay focused and actually plants trees to reward you.

This is a really good idea if you’re perhaps working from home for the first time and are still adjusting to the freedom. It’s a really good way to help you move from one schedule into another.

What helped you to write more?

I’d really love to know if you think anything is missing from this article. Have you ever set out to try and find more time to write and had some luck making it happen? Have you ever increased your writing output and productivity over time? Please leave a comment below and let me know.

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  • Santanu Debnath

    This is another masterpiece Ramsey. Writing is the heart of this entire blogging or digital marketing world. And to write more with high quality, one need huge knowledge and imagination power.

    I think reading more is the top priority. The more we read the more we will increase our knowledge and imagination power.

    Personally, I prefer to write in the morning when my mind is completely fresh and I can think without any distraction. Thank you for sharing this wonderful topic here.


    1. Ramsay

      Hey Santanu. I am the complete opposite – I don’t feel awake til 1pm or 2pm, really. I much prefer writing late at night! Thanks for sharing.


      1. Santanu Debnath

        Yes Ramsey, you are right as many of my blogging friends are also following the same comfort zone. But I am totally opposite to them. 🙂

        From childhood itself I am an early riser and the early morning give me the best time to think at my best. And to make this assure, I am going to go to bed early every day with kid too. 🙂


    2. job

      I agree with you Its really great master piece by Ramsey . his writing skill and explanation is fantastic.


    3. Jakub Lesik

      Exactly. You are absolutely right


  • Tony

    Hey Ramsey,

    In order to write content that people are yearning to read, one must read first.

    Although I find it a challenge recently writing, when I write, I make sure it’s the best because I read a lot from Top Bloggers like You, Neil Patel , BackLinko and SPI just to mention a few.

    Cheers!
    -Tony


    1. Ramsay

      Hey Tony. You may want to contact Akismet because your comments go to spam. Might be due to the “h” word in your domain name.


  • Stephen Walker

    Hi Ramsey,

    As ever, you have delivered the goods.

    I have been working on my writing technique but I still have a long way to go.

    The Pomodoro method sounds great. I shall give it a thorough read.


    1. Ramsay

      Hope it helps! Thank you, Stephen.


  • Janis Boss

    Hi Ramsay,

    Thank you for this article – really great tips right there! I loved the speed writing test – decided to try it 5 times – the best one was 90 words in 1 minute with 1 error (Here’s the screenshot – https://quickahead.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/speedwriting-quickahead.png).

    Their website is actually quite useful with some extra speed writing tips.

    Anyway – back to your article – I recently found a great app that helps with grammar mistakes and some typos – that can be extremely useful (especially for people like me for whom English is not the native language).

    It is called Grammarly and has free extensions for your browsers as well that work with Gmail and WordPress etc.
    http://grammarly.com/

    Definitely worth to take a look and perhaps – include this tool in the article 🙂

    Thanks again for the insightful article!


    1. Ramsay

      Nice score! I knew there would be some fast ones out there!


    2. Ben Sibley

      I’d recommend Grammarly too. I’ve been using it for a few months now, and I’ve fixed a few of my bad habits (“to be” verbs = my nemesis).


      1. Ramsay

        Will check it out!


  • Coco Anetor-Sokei

    Thank you so much for this post.

    I have been struggling to get back into creative writing, but I think these tips might help.

    I took the typing test and got 39wpm 😀


    1. Ramsay

      So glad it helped!


  • chris

    LOVE this post, I really needed to be reminded of some of these things.

    My few tips:
    1. Don’t edit when writing. Save that for the end. I won’t re-read anything when I’m writing. That’s why it’s called a FIRST draft.

    2. Pick a deadline. The bigger project, the easier time can slip away.

    3. Have a writing structure. I use one very similar to yours with a few tweaks:
    -“Killer” Intro
    – Points 1, 2, and 3
    – Call to action

    The only exception on the call to action is if I want people to visit links throughout the post instead of one at the end, or do something at the end. In that case, I have a nice conclusion.

    Oh, I scored as Fast. For as long as I’ve been writing, I’d have expected as such!


    1. Ramsay

      It’s pretty fun doing that test! Found myself going back to it later. Ha.


  • Ryan Keiner

    Hey Ramsay,

    I always say “Productivity is like good toilet paper; less is more”.

    I appreciate this “more is more” approach as I think it is very particular and important to blogging. The “less is more” concept comes from the thought that less of what you do should bring you more in return (the 80/20 principle).

    So writing more could still be less effort. For example: Writing 1 long valuable blog post per week will be significantly more effective than writing shorter less valuable posts every day.

    Another way to increase productivity in blogging may be to focus on/be more intentional about reader engagement and community (emphasis on community). No, it doesn’t have anything to do with typing faster, but if you’re typing for the purpose of engaging your community, and writing in your comments/other pertinent blogs within that community, you may just find a higher return on the work you’re putting in.

    So again with the “more is more”. Not only writing longer and more valuable content on your own site, but also writing longer and more valuable content in comments/on other sites.

    Thanks for the awesome post 🙂

    Ryan


    1. Ramsay

      Lovely comment! I hope all your branding exercises and progress are coming along nicely.


  • Evelyn Puerto

    Hi Ramsay,

    Great post with lots I’ll need to think about. I’m going to have to try writing the headlines first. In the past I would write them last. Now I see that I wasted time rambling around my topic without sticking to the point.

    I’ve also found that when I absolutely have to get something done, I write better when there are a lot of distractions around. The extra effort it takes to stay focused keeps me in the zone and I can blast out whatever it is I’m working on.

    Thanks for a really helpful post,
    Evelyn
    PS Love that National Library of the Czech Republic!


    1. Ramsay

      Hey Evelyn.

      Writing the headline last is interesting. How did you stay on topic during the writing stage?


  • Renard Moreau

    [ Smiles ] One of the best ways of making sure that you write more content is to simply choose a topic that you love and know extremely well.

    As always, thank you for sharing your expertise!


    1. Ramsay

      I agree!


  • Lisa Stauber

    I’ve found that what helps me to write more is not “use up” my words. If I go on social media or hit my emails BEFORE writing, then when I actually am facing that blank page I have nothing left to give. If I write first, that helps a lot.

    I’ve also tried to get into the habit of taking social media posts and creating content. If I find myself writing more than 3 sentences in response to someone in a group, etc., I put it on the list for post ideas.


    1. Ramsay

      Lisa that is very interesting about your words being used up. I sometimes feel like that emotionally after reading all the sexist/hateful stuff on social media.


  • Subhrodeep ghosh

    Hey ramsey could you make a post for gk bloggers please it would be great help


  • Vishal Ostwal

    Hey Ramsay,

    I still remember having read in one of your posts that you were willing to write more posts this year – it’s visible.

    “99 percent time creating content, and 1 percent promoting it,” was the exact sentence you used, I think.

    You’re working hard – I’m saying this because the frequency of your posts has increased since the last few months.

    Actually, the one thing which inspires me above anything else is the realization that “I need to be working harder.”

    I appreciate what Glen does. He doesn’t keep saying that “start a blog and earn $$$.” Instead, he keeps urging his readers to “grind harder” and asks them to find what works for them.

    I love working hard – that’s the first HACK I use to write more. The second one might be going on in spite of imperfections.

    However, as I’ve turned myself from a total novice into someone who doesn’t feel ashamed of his writing skills anymore – I’ve taught myself enough ways that assist my productivity.

    I wish someone had taught me those when I started.

    Here’s what I do to write more.

    CLEAR YOUR INTENTION – More time is spent thinking than writing. So I write a line or paragraph to explain myself what it is that I’m exactly trying to express. After that I just expand the whole thing.

    NEVER BE IDLE – Always have something to write at hand. A blog post. Next e-book. Guest post. Anything. Just make sure that you always have an incomplete job you need to work on.

    KEEP A LIST OF IDEAS – Choose the one which interests you and start writing a post about it. This way you don’t spend a lot of time thinking “what topic I write about?” RIP writer’s block.

    KEEP THE IMPORTANT POSTS IN FRONT OF YOU – I do that by choosing a post and pinning its icon on my desktop screen. I don’t delete that icon until the post gets done. It’s a huge relief to get rid of those icons – it feels like a huge accomplishment.

    HAVING A PURPOSE – If you find a topic that doesn’t align with your values and interests, then it might be somewhat difficult to write about. So choose what excites you first. You’d feel lesser resistance when starting.

    START SOMETHING – Write the headline. Go to sleep after writing a paragraph of 15 words maybe. That’s all. That’s enough to get you to work. The next time you’ll sit in front of your laptop, you won’t be confused, because you’ll be aware of what you should be doing next.

    TREAT EVERYTHING LIKE YOUR NEXT MASTERPIECE – That’s the reason why I write long comments here. I’m putting effort to be better with every word I write. It doesn’t matter whether I’m writing an answer on Quora, an email, a comment or even a simple text on my phone. I treat it fairly. (does that sound odd?)

    AN UNDERRATED TRICK – Jot down your next topic the moment you end your current work. You won’t waste time or stall. You’ve got the next thing waiting for you.
    – – –
    P.S. I’m really not used to following timelines yet. So can you suggest an easy way I can use to adapt to that. I mean, do you strictly follow an editorial calendar or something? How does it help?

    Also, what’s your approximate word count per day? That would help me evaluate myself in some way (I once read a post by Amanda Patterson called “The Daily Word Counts Of 39 Famous Authors.” It had some great data in it.)

    BTW my typing speed was 47 WPM. (I got excited and made a few typos 😛 I wish I was faster!)


    1. Ramsay

      Hey buddy.

      Great comment.

      For me, timelines are more broad. For example, start with a big one like “I want to be able to support myself to work from home within one year” or “donate X amount of money to X charity in two years”.

      When I know that, I can start to work backwards with details about how many hours I’d work a part time job, how many hours I’d write, etc.

      I don’t think it really matters if you hit the deadlines, but I’ve found that not having any target makes me feel a bit directionless.

      Does that help?


      1. Vishal Ostwal

        Yes, this was useful.

        I think I’ve still got a lot of things to fix – one of them is ending the randomness I usually deal with.

        Thank you.


  • Lisa Frideborg

    My typing speed was 71 on the first attempt, with 4 errors so 67 adjusted. Quite happy with that! 😀

    Writing, finding time for it and coming up with ideas for content is the least of my problems… It’s all the other stuff I struggle with and why keep coming back for more great lessons from you, Ramsay.


    1. Ramsay

      Thanks, Lisa. Always appreciate your comments.


  • Ben Sibley

    Hey right there with ya Ramsay 😉 http://pics.competethemes.com/kYh5

    I find myself going through phases with writing, but whenever I’m not writing much, I tend to feel stagnant and miss it. Thanks for a quick dose of motivation to get back to it.


    1. Ramsay

      Nice work!


  • Charles Onwugbene

    Hey Ramsay,
    Great post for beginners and bloggers. I think to be able to write more, you have to understand what you are writing about and why you write.

    Secondly, when I want to write I stay away from all forms of distractions.

    Lastly, knowing my audience gives me the inspiration to add value.

    Thanks for your post, it is useful.


    1. Ramsay

      Thanks, Charles!


  • Anand

    Hellow Ramsay,

    First I would like to tell you that your blog gives me divine comfort while reading, can you tell me which WordPress theme you are using.

    Actually, I am suffering from lots of distraction basically major cause is a phone and it hurts my productivity.

    Your structure part is just great. I have a bit similar and recently learned some flow.

    1st Step: Decide a Topic
    2nd Step: Make a Headline
    3rd Step: Construct Subheaders
    4th Step: Google others post by using keyphrases of my header and subheader wise (For one post at least 15 resaurces )
    5th Step: Collect all rough information in word file (Along with Reference link)
    6th Step: Write complete content from Intro, Subhead explanation to a conclusion.
    7th Step: Grammer Check and Editing [ I am not Good in this 🙁 ]
    9th Step: SEO considerations (Title, Meta, Keywords etc.)

    This is the process I am following since some months and your post added value in this.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Regards
    Anand


    1. Ramsay

      Hi Anand.

      Thanks for the kind words.

      This theme is one I designed myself, but there are lots of simple similar themes out there on WordPress. You can make something simple with a theme like X Themes or Unicon.


  • Linda Joyce

    Hi Ramsay,

    Some good tips to ponder. Since starting my blog a year ago, writing more is my highest hurdle. I don’t think I can blame it all on the fact I bombed the typing test. 🙂

    I’ve tried my version of the Pomodoro technique sporadically (thanks for giving it a name) with limited success. Perhaps Glen over at ViperChill has the right idea and it’s all about becoming intensely competitive with those Pom periods.

    Short bursts of high productivity would certainly work for me so I’m going to put more effort into the technique and see what comes of it.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Linda


    1. Ramsay

      Thanks Linda. Hope it was useful.


  • Ahmad Imran

    Ramsay, I have certainly found that reading more and diving into books help you to write better. Blogging is all about one’s personality and character. The more you care for your personal development, knowledge and wisdom through reading and learning, the easier it gets to write and write well.

    Great article, all points resonated with me. Cheers


    1. Ramsay

      Glad you enjoyed it my friend.


  • Kelly

    Hey Ramsey!

    I recall reading something in your email blast about an app that plants trees as you write…I don’t see it mentioned anywhere in your article, but I’d love to check it out. What’s the name of the app?

    Best,
    Kelly


    1. Ramsay

      It’s definitely there. Under the last point.


      1. Kelly

        Thanks! Sorry about that, I don’t know how I missed it.


        1. Ramsay

          I should have given it a bigger mention. Love ideas like that one. Also, you might like Ecosia.org as a search engine that plants trees.


          1. Kelly

            Wow, that is so cool! Thanks for telling me about it, about 45 more searches and I’ll have planted a tree. It’s amazing how people come up with ideas like that.


  • Adam

    I agree that reading more can help improve your writing, and inspire you… But I often end up using it as a way to procrastinate!

    I convince myself that it’s more important to cut through my reading list than it is to create my own content, which isn’t going to get me anywhere!


    1. Ramsay

      Ha ha. Totally get that.


  • Susan Velez

    Hi Ramsay,

    Wow 3500 words per blog post, that’s amazing. While I really don’t strive for a specific number, I do try to make sure that all my posts are at least 1,000 words long.

    So far so good, except for a few articles that are just shy of 1,000 words.

    Like you, I have noticed that the longer my articles, the more popular they are. At least that’s what I’ve noticed in my Analytics.

    I love writing early in the morning around 5:00, this seems to be the time that I can just pump out content without thinking. I always write the blog post without doing any editing.

    Once I am done writing the post, I’ll leave it alone and then come back a week later and edit it and create the images.

    I have blog posts scheduled 2-3 months in advance. I’m not a procrastinator, I prefer to have several blog posts scheduled in case I don’t have time to write a new blog post that week.

    I’ve found that this method works well for me. As it frees up my time to focus on blog promotion and other tasks that need to be done.

    One of the things that I neglected when I first started my blog was promoting it. I guess I was one of those bloggers who thought that if I created it, people would come. Fortunately, I quickly realized that I needed to get out there and promote my blog.

    I am guilty of not working with a template for my posts. Your article structure definitely seems like a great idea to speed up my writing. I am always looking for ways that I can make things easier for myself.

    Next time I write a new blog post, I am going to work off a structure for my posts. This way I won’t have to spend a lot of time focusing on how I want the elements laid out on the post.

    Love your concept of working backwards to reach a goal. I’ve been hearing that a lot lately. I guess I need to start doing that to reach my goals.

    You’re definitely correct about the importance of having short term goals. I used to be the type of person who would only set long-term goals.

    Then I would always be depressed that I never reached those goals. Now that I have short term goals, it’s nice to see myself reaching them and moving closer towards my long term goals.

    Thanks for sharing these tips, and resources to help us improve our writing.

    Have a great day 🙂

    Susan


    1. Ramsay

      Amazing comment! Thank you so much for writing this. I really appreciate this.


  • Mohamed Hassan

    Thanks for highly informative post.


  • Kristen Raney

    For your readers with little kids like me, I recommend getting up an hour before your kids wake up or, if they still nap, picking one of those nap times to do your writing.

    Be sacred with this time. Only writing or getting ideas, no social media promotion unless its the day you’re posting. You can do your social media promotion on the phone at the park or late at night when they’re asleep.


    1. Ramsay

      Man, I can’t imagine how hard that must be. Congrats on finding strategies!


  • Ryan Biddulph

    Hi Ramsay,

    By knowing why and using the Pomodoro Technique I wrote a 6000 word eBook daily for 3 months in a row. This stuff works! But you gotta know why you are working which is the difference maker.

    I have been writing 14 to 30 guest posts weekly for the past month. Hands down, knowing why I want to do so is the easiest way to nail down those numbers without giving up quality. Some are shorter form posts – to conform with the blogs where I am guest posting – but it is still thousands and thousands of words daily. Filled with practical tips.

    Knowing why – for me that’s having fun and creating a freeing life of travel – fuels me and taking frequent breaks helps me stay in the flow so the words….flow. Just wrote and published a 600 word post on Blogging Tips in 16 minutes flat. Including proof reading and adding an image. Know Why. And Pomo.

    Thanks for sharing Ramsay!

    Ryan


    1. Ramsay

      Always amazes me how much you write, mate!


  • Matthias Haltenhof

    Hey Ramsay,

    some very cool tips, thanks for sharing!

    There is a mistake in your infographic in #2. It isn’t 70 chars, but 512 pixels, which is about 54 chars.

    Keep it up!

    Matthias


    1. Ramsay

      oh man, that’s an old one.


  • Mamun Mahdeeb

    Hello Ramsay,

    Great Job! You gave a proper guideline how to Write More. It help us and also the new blogger. This post is so powerful and informative.

    Thank you Ramsay and also thank to Blog Tyrant for publish this kind of Article.

    ~ Mamun Mahdeeb


    1. Ramsay

      Glad you enjoyed it.


  • Kirstin

    Hey Ramsay,

    Great post. There are lots of things to write on because I have started a food/health/wellness blog that ties into but is also separate from my Chiropractic practice; however, that even can get overwhelming because writing something that is different from what is already out there can be a challenge.
    I think your recommendation for longer posts is on point here because in writing 3000 words you are bound to be writing more content that many people haven’t heard before.

    By the way:
    I took the typing test and got 103 WPM with 8 errors on the first go.

    Fun test, thanks for the great and inspiring information as always.


    1. Ramsay

      Nice score!


  • tejas sahu

    without writing there is nothing in this blogosphere. all are secondary things like SEO and backlinks and promotions etc.
    but the primary thing is writing.
    this is a great article of yours Ramsey! it is awesome


    1. Ramsay

      Well said.


  • Dimitra

    Hi Ramsay,
    First of all, thank you again for another great post!

    My blog, about beauty, fashion and healthy diet will be ready to be public in about 20 days. But, there is something that concerns me a lot; should I put a plugin to avoid plagiarism or not?

    I noticed that you’re allowing articles’ copy/paste, however, I haven’t found on other Greek blog articles something similar to my content (all are up to 500-600 words), and I’m afraid that it will be a massive copying, as my articles are more than 3.000 words.

    I really want to have your precious opinion about it.
    Thank you in advance,
    Dimitra-Greece


    1. Ramsay

      Honestly, there isn’t much you can do about the copying thing. I wouldn’t worry too much – just focus on building a great and helpful blog.


  • Cathy Mayhue

    Excellent article Ramsay! That Jim Rohn method of setting goals is very effective and lots of successful people followed it with great success. But easier said than done, sitting down staring at the blank screen, probably an attractive headline at the top and completely bereft of any ideas is the most painful part and to persist with the writing discipline is almost like going through tyranny, but its worth it completely and your points are brilliant as usual for any body sharpening their writing skills.

    I have a question though, from where we can get good, copy right free pictures for our blogs?


  • Emmerey Rose

    Wow. I should really write longer blog posts from now on. Thanks for sharing all your tips, Ramsay! Glad to have read this article today. By the way, how often do you publish new blog posts?


    1. Ramsay

      Usually around twice a month, but a bit more when I first started.


      1. Emmerey Rose

        I see. Thanks Ramsay for responding!


  • arvind

    Hi Ramsay,

    the more I visit your blog, the more I learn….again one more great post…awesome tips for bloggers like me…thanks for sharing..!!!

    Arvind


    1. Ramsay

      So glad it helped!


  • SuburbanGent

    There are some great tips here! I’ve learnt to get writing inspiration from looking at trends on social media and platforms such as Google Trends, whilst writing on the go using my iPad has helped me maximise my productivity.

    The other point I guess to consider is to how to recycle content / using evergreen content; this is perhaps the quickest and often most engaging content, revisiting something to see if it holds true a year later etc etc. As my blog turns one very shortly, I shall be adopting this as I’ve noted it seems to work well for others.. 🙂


    1. Ramsay

      Let us know how that strategy goes!


  • Nelly

    As a content writer, I write so much so often that I can just get words on screen at the drop of a hat. Sometimes, the best medicine is to write something, anything. Once you start, the fingers will get moving and then that’s it.


    1. Ramsay

      That is so, so true!


  • Mas Helmi Blog

    well i find a great blog for learn about blogging, great article admin thanks.


  • Joubert

    Thank you for the post. Writing is a passion of mine but don’t you think video is taking over? Also, if I had to apply all the advice you give on my own about creating just one blog post it’ll take me at least a month to complete just one. How do I do all of it on my own? That’s why I’m considering video since writing takes a shit load of time. I’m drowning in my indecisiveness.


    1. Ramsay

      You can test both. You can hire people to help you edit and research. You can take a month if it means you create something incredible. There are really no rules. You just have to find what works for you.


  • philip farrer

    Writing on particular subject is a skill & everyone have does not that type of skill. Each buddy have their own ideas or methods to catch new ideas about writing, how to writing & implementation on it.
    Really nice article that also inspire me for write something that helpful to each others.


    1. Ramsay

      Yeah, that is true.


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