Time it Takes to Write a Blog Post?

Last Update: November 17, 2019

All of us here at WA need to be able to write consistent blog articles for our sites. The question many newbies ask is, how much time does it take to write a blog post?

The answer is going to vary by each of our own writing skills, along with our knowledge of a topic we are writing about. It will also vary by the research we do as well.

According to the latest research, in 2019 it takes 3 hours and 57 minutes to write a quality blog post. In 2014, it only took 2 hours and 24 minutes.

According to this same research, 38% of bloggers who take 6 hours or longer to write a blog post, have seen the best results. My articles take anywhere between 2 to 8 hours to write, depending on the subject and whether it is a product review or not. "Best of" articles will obviously take longer, especially if you do them right.

This information is based on a post length of around 1500 words. I try to never write less than 1500 words in my articles.

Hopefully this helps those who are wondering how long writing a post actually takes so they can plan their time accordingly.

Best of luck and keep writing since Content is King!

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EHozubin Premium
Chender684 - I understand that the 1500 hundred words as an average is the goal. I have to believe it should be on how long it takes for you to get your convincing point across. There once was a man, not ordinary at all who gave The Gettysburg Address by the name of Abraham Lincoln which was 272 words long. I dare to think that anyone could improve on that speech at all. Your Post is well taken and well research and is a very good pointer for all.
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chender684 Premium
Sadly we have to please Google now days, where Abe didn't have to worry about that or SEO.
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don1rock Premium
Hey chender684,
Thanks for letting me know about the time it should take to write an article. I'm not a very good writer as I run out of things to say at less than 1,000 words. Guess I'll have to work a little harder.
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chender684 Premium
Don, 1000 words is fine in the beginning. You will find it gets easier as time goes by, to write much longer articles. Hang in there and just keep writing.
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Aussiemuso Premium
Awesome!!!! Now I can stop beating myself up about how long it takes me to write content.
Lily 😁
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chender684 Premium
Yes you can Lily. You should take whatever time you need to write content the right way.
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timstime20 Premium
Nice to know
Tim
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chender684 Premium
I think it is especially good to know for our newest members. They really need to understand how much time they need to commit to this process to be successful. Thanks Tim.
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Thanks for the information, Curtis! I'm assuming that if there's a lot of research required that could impact the time--hence the 6 hours for quality posts!

Jeff
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chender684 Premium
Yes, over a 1000 bloggers were polled and the ones that took at least 6 hours to write their posts found the best results.
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