When I first started blogging I had no idea what it was to bulk write content. I tended to just write as I went and even sometimes write my posts on the day before posting. Bulk writing was something I looked into months down the line and its the strategy and way I have been creating content for my blog for months now. As bloggers I feel like we are pressed for time alot. We have another things to do on our lists. And actually writing only equates to about 30% of what we do behind the scenes. Writing obviously plays a big part in our websites, but time is usually not on our side. I don’t have time to sit and write posts every single day, especially as I work full time around my blog.
I have spoken about how I bulk write posts on my blog before, but thought I would go into a bit more detail for you today. It’s really helped me be so much more productive.
FINDING TIME TO WRITE
The main reason why I decided to start bulk writing was because of time. I didn’t have time to write everyday around all the other things going on in my life. I work a full time job, and run a blog full time too. Writing is of course a major part of owning a blog. If we don’t write, we don’t have content.
Something I learnt very quickly in the blogging world is that content moves on quite quickly. Something that is fun and really popular one week, probably won’t be the next. So I found that writing and posting more often on my site, meant that my growth was quicker. Which is why I decided to start bulk writing my posts.
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WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BULK WRITE?
Bulk writing is really easy and straightforward. It’s what it says, writing posts in a large quantity (bulk). Typically I write my posts all in the free time I have. Whether it’s an hour, or an afternoon. I try to plan and schedule all of my content for the week. There have been times when I have failed to plan, and its meant I have to write and post on the same day. But I really don’t like the pressure, I feel like I’m rushing. Which is another reason why bulk writing is beneficial.
Typically I do this at the weekend, usually Sunday afternoons as thats my down time. I will sit at my computer and scroll through my draft post ideas and begin writing. When I get into the swing of it, there’s really no stopping me. I can go on for hours and hours, creating new content for the week ahead. Usually in this time, I also do all of my other content writing. Like scheduling tweets etc.
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HOW CAN I BULK WRITE?
Find some time in your week that you have a couple of hours free. Set that time aside and begin writing. Keep going for as long as you can, and really get on-top of the work week ahead. I really find that I am so much more productive with my time when I do it this way. I don’t know if it’s the kind of person I am, but it allows me to spend time in the week doing other blogging tasks.
Throughout the week when I’m not writing, I am thinking up content post ideas. Often it’s hard to think of ideas on the spot, so be sure to jot down ideas you might have for when you have scheduled your writing time.
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Do you bulk write? Have you ever tried bulk writing before? Whats your usual method of creating content? Do you do it on the day or all at once like me?
Bulk writing is really just about preparation. I know alot of bloggers who work this way and they feel so much more productive. And I do too!