Can writing too many drafts or trying to get our written web content too "perfect" actually deter us from wanting to write in the first place?

When writing seems an arduous chore, we are less likely to want to engage in it.

Just the prospect of having to spend hours and hours on a blog of 2, 000 words can be disconcerting, especially given that most of us are so busy and barely have the time to create a flawless finished product.

The aim of this is to motivate you to : when we make too much of a chore of creating content, we often struggle with it and just end up wanting to give up.

Read on to learn some tips on fast-tracking the process of writing!



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DScales Premium
I usually do as you do. I know the topic I am going to write about and i just start the process right on the word press post page. I may leave it as a draft and step away to take care of things that come up, and then come back to finish it. Also after I publish it I will re-read it a couple of times. Often times I will see a way to rewrite a sentence that will make it a little more interesting and add a word or two with out changing the context or sound too"corny." I know everyone says that google and the search engines like for your blogs to be 1000 to 2000 words, but in my opinion, you are not writing to please Google, you are writing to please your readers. You not only want them to read your entire post, but you want them to return time after time. If you bore them with text and words just to get your word content up, you are defeating your purpose. I personally am more apt to read a 500 to 700 interesting post than to read an entire 1500 word boring post. Remember, this is all about your readers, to get them to convert and read your call to action, you have to keep them on your post.....the entire post!
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NanMarie Premium
When I write, I write in short burst because I never fail to get interupted. The short paragraphs are correct as well. I learned that as a staff writer for a newspaper. 1000 - 2000 words in a blog post is way too long. I find the top end of an article should be around 700 words and a minimum of 500 words. This too, was also true in newspaper industry. If it takes your reader too long to read your post or article they are going to lose interest and move on. The same goes for any of your web pages. If a web page or post is lengthy break it down into smaller logical easy to follow chunks using headers, bolding, bullet points and other creative attributes to keep it interesting. If you struggle to write, begin with answering the basic questions Who? What? Where? When? and How? That never fails to help produce a good article.
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wreed Premium
i agree whole heartily with you my attention span is short lived unless it is really really interesting i like
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Mac01 Premium
Absolutely right, DScales. Yes it is actually good to vary the length of posts, for the reasons you've mentioned and for the search engines. Appreciate your contribution, some great insights there. Have a great day! Best.
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MyraBeth Premium
The last page I need to create before moving on to the next lesson used to overwhelm me. But now, I am going to simplify it as much as possible. Even if it is a short page. I can always add more later and fill in more details. As I am only on Course 2, my blogs and pages don't need to be made in great detail. A simplified version is a great way to get started and to keep going. People are overwhelmed as it is with all the amount of info on the internet. I am sure some of them would appreciate - simplicity. My lifestyle motto is: Keep it soooo simple.
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Mac01 Premium
That's a great motto to live by, MyraBeth. Yes, life can be overwhelming so it's best to simplify things as much as possible ("kiss" principle, I think they call it!)

As Kyle says, we don't need to overthink keyword research or be a top author; as long as our content is well-written, presentable and well-structured overall we're on the right track. Hope you week is going well!
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Kaciesmama Premium
I didn't know that editing improves SEO - so that's something I've definitely learned. I always keep a pencil and notebook at the side of my bed (using notes on an i-phone is also a good idea - not sure if androids have this facility) as I often lay awake at night with thoughts of what I want to write about and writing them down helps me clear my head AND get some sleep.
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Mac01 Premium
Good one, Kaciesmama, I'll take this tip on board!

Yes, search engines like to see content that's updated on a frequent basis. Thank you for your contribution, all the best.
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VincentA Premium
Keep it simple is the key. Thanks for this consise info.
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Mac01 Premium
You've summed it up well, Vincent. Thanks and have a great day!
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RobinHudson Premium
Thanks for the ideas Mac!
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Mac01 Premium
That's my pleasure, Rahsong. Appreciate you reading, have a great day!
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Funkydunc208 Premium
Thank you very much, Mac. Some great points to ponder in this training.
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Mac01 Premium
And thank you, Funkydunc! Hope you're having a great week. Best.
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