10 Writing Tips for Bloggers Who Don’t Love to Write

Guest Post by James Oliver of Evolved Toaster

Are you looking to be a blogger?

But,

You do not like writing. Oh! It seems like a significant problem.

If you don’t like writing, you won’t be spending enough time in front of the keyboard, which leads to poor content. Bloggers know the significance of quality content; there are many advantages to having high-quality articles.

High-quality articles help make a bond with your readership because you provide value to them, which leads to more chances that your post will be shared on social media platforms.

Let’s get back in love with writing by following these ten tips you will get back on track.

Are you keen to become a blogger, yet you're not that keen on writing? Here are 10 excellent tips from James Oliver of Evolved Toaster. Plus Bonus 10 Tips from me (Lauren Kinghorn). #10writingtipsforbloggers #writingtipsbloggers #blogwritingtips #blogging 1. Follow Your Passion

Most of the famous bloggers know that writing quality and rich content will assist in gathering more readers. But if you do not like to write, start with something you are passionate and knowledgeable about – some great examples are technology reviews, parenting, crafts, or cooking whatever you want.

Anything you choose, it is great to write some posts every week, hence select a subject you can write with your existing knowledge.

 2. Make a List of 20 Blog Post Ideas

Take some time to write ideas for blog posts start with 20 different articles. This short exercise will assist you in the future when you are stressed to come up with new ideas.

The quickest way to stop writing is not having anything to write about, so make sure you jot down a few ideas at a time and save them for a rainy day. It is the best way for new bloggers to keep track of their overall blog.

 3. Think About How to Make Unique Content

There is a diversity of topics on the internet. There is no chance that you are the only individual who is blogging about your selected topic. But, never feel discouraged on writing because your content is unique and relevant.

You can check out the other blogs in a similar category, and considering how you can write original content on your blog.

Think about these questions:

•    Is there a niche within your selected subject?

•    Is there any section other blogs are lacking?

What I mean by this is; You are interested in fitness, can you dive deeper and look into CrossFit or callisthenics.

Nearly every niche you can dive deeper to make your content unique and exciting.

 4. Never Proofread your Post Straight Away

While you finish your post, leave it on your computer, go to the beach or make a cup of tea after you have finished writing.

You want this break from your content because its still present in your mind. Having a clearer mind will help you find corrections.

Hence, coming back later with a fresh mind to make sure that you have proofread the post appropriately.

 5. Focus Attention on the Opening Lines

Try to make your starting lines attractive – the first lines of your blog are extremely important to keep the readers attracted to your post. If you write an exciting and engaging first line, there are more chances to gather the readers so that they keep reading your blog to the end.

There are multiple methods to do this – you can start with a question, or investigate them by saying anything surprising.

 6. Find Your Writing Voice

Some of the famous bloggers have a particular style they use when writing. Making your blog posts consistent in formatting and wording will assist you in producing content in a manner you enjoy.

Consider who you are writing for and how you want to write. Is it more formal or playful ????do you want to appear serious, relaxed, or light-hearted?

 7. Keep Yourself on a Topic

Re-read your article after finishing each paragraph to make sure that your blog stays useful and focused.

It can assist you in making your writing specialized, as well as making your posts easy for the readers.

 8. The Headline Matters 

Usually, bloggers who are running successful and renowned blogs use eye-catching and exciting titles.

The title is the primary thing that your readers will see, and will find out if they read the article or don’t. There are multiple ways to make a catchy title, you can make use of a heading that results in a debate, making it thought-provoking or amusing, or you can ask an inquiry.

Look at popular blogs like Buzzfeed and look at what they are doing.

There a helpful headline generator called Blog About that is excellent… I may of used it for this post.

 9. Make Your Posts Evergreen

Blogs usually include evergreen posts, which means your content doesn’t have a sell-by date and is still relatable to readers’ years later. The timeless posts are best for bloggers because the post will start receiving shares, comments, and likes without any provocation.

There are many chances that you can make evergreen posts, so think about writing a short list of timeless subjects in the niche.

 10. Emphasize the Main Point of Your Post

Most bloggers work hard to come up with unique and new ideas continuously for blog posts. But, without including a focus point, your post is not as beneficial as it can be.

At present, do you know the subject of your blog? Start probing yourself about the following questions if you are looking to check a point in your post:

•    What is your blog about?

•    Are you giving a benefit to your reader? If yes, then how?

Hint: A benefit could be answering their questions or helping them in some way.

Summary 

A few key takeaways:  Writing about what you’re interested in will quickly focus your writing — gather a list of blog topic ideas to help you write when you are stressed and don’t feel like it.

Look at other blogs in your niche to find content to write about. Give your self a break between writing and proofreading. Generate headlines with Blog About and look at BuzzFeed for ideas.

Do you know any of these tips?

And have you got any tips to add?

Note from the Editor:

Awesome, tips,  Thanks, James. You’ll find my Top 10 Tips in the post below… some are similar to yours.

How to Improve Your Writing Skills to Wow Your Readers

How to Improve Your Writing Skills to WOW Your Readers

About the Author: James Oliver

I’m an SEO Expert, lead generation sumo, and owner of Evolved Toaster. A marketing agency where we formulate creative campaigns bespoke to your business with data junkies, SEO geeks, lead hunters, web architects, coffee inhalers. Interested? Check us out.

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19 Replies to “10 Writing Tips for Bloggers Who Don’t Love to Write”

  1. Vidya Sury

    Thank you for an enlightening post, James. Thank you Lauren.
    I know everyone would love to blog but the writing part–especially the producing of consistent content is a challenge. It just seems like too much work to do. The ideas journal is a wonderful way to never run out. Back in April I wrote about how to never let an idea escape because it seems like most people get “bloggers block” that makes them stuck with the question “what to write”, Inspiration is everywhere of course.

    I have found, over the years, that an editorial calendar can help as it helps determine how often we want to write and what we want to write. My favorite tip here is the first one about keeping your passion – as that makes it easy and fun to write. Also, engaging with other blogs triggers plenty of ideas.

    This is a nice refresher post! I love how there is always something new to learn in the world of blogging!

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    • Lauren Kinghorn

      Aah, Vidya, you are such a pro! You’re welcome to pop me a link to that article on bloggers block. I’m happy to add it to this post as I’m sure it’s brilliant. An ideas journal is a fab idea as well as an editorial calendar. Thanks for these excellent tips.

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  2. Karmen

    These are awesome tips and I will definitely use ALL of them. I think the main thing I struggle is creating a great title and headline to get the readers attention. Oh, and the language difference doesn’t help at all, since I am not EN native but I love to talk (a lot) sometimes I try to say too many things in one paragraph and then I just get lost.

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    • Lauren Kinghorn

      Hi Karmen, you write so beautifully, I had no idea English was not your native language. So happy you enjoyed these tips. Yes, I also struggle to create catchy headlines and can also babble on and lose my train of thought. Another great reason to have our hubby’s proofread our stuff, hey? (referencing Samidha’s comment below).

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    • James Oliver

      Hey Karmen,

      I completely understand, a great tip for the headline is to come back to the headline at a later date. You don’t have to spend all your time crafting the perfect headline before getting your body of work. Try a couple of headlines then write your content then come back to the headline at the end and you might have had a great idea for a new headline.

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  3. Felicia

    These are some very useful tips that I will Be implementing in my future posts from now on. Thank you for this! This is exactly what I’ve been looking for. You did an amazing job with your formatting and it wasn’t too long that I lost interest. It was perfect!

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    • James Oliver

      Thanks for the kind words Felicia, when formating my posts a try to keep the bulk of my sentences between 2-3 lines. Which makes it easy for a reader to scan and digest the content.

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  4. Melissa

    This is great information! Sometimes when the writer’s block hits, it’s hard to remember these basics so I’ll be referencing them moving forward 🙂

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  5. Lynne Huysamen

    Thanks for these great tips Lauren. I personally love writing but when you are writing all day every day there comes a time when I just don’t feel like it or I get brain freeze and struggle to get going.

    This is why the tip for coming up with 20 article topics is amazing. I always have a stash of article topics prepared so when I am feeling a little slow and struggle to come up with something I just pull that out and get cracking.

    I love the tip for having a break before proofreading an article, I’ve never done this before but it makes so much sense! What I love to do is to read my post out loud to check it. You will be amazed how you pick things up when you are saying it out loud as opposed to reading it silently!

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    • Lauren Kinghorn

      Thanks for your fabulous comment, Lynne. Yeah, I know exactly what you mean. Somedays I’m totally in flow with my writing and other days I’ve. Got. Nothing. Nada. Niks. Those are the days I need to get out and get some fresh air, do some exercise, chat to a good friend or draw some inspiration from other people’s posts before I start writing. Another trick I use is to occupy myself with other tasks for my post, like creating images and I often feel more inspired once those are done.

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  6. Elize Swanepoel

    Great article Lauren and these tips are extremely relevant. I remember how I used to sit in the beginning trying to start with the perfect opening lines to my articles and now it almost comes naturally to me. 🙂 Another great tip is the one about finding your writing voice. It is so essential to have your own style and to be consistent. Because people start to get to know you and will most likely read more of your articles when they can relate to you. Thankfully, I love writing. But unfortunately when you do content writing you sometimes get really boring topics and you have to push through even though it’s not necessarily within a niche that you are passionate about. But one day when I’ve got my own blog up and running this won’t be the case anymore because I’ll be writing about all the things I’m passionate about. 😀

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    • Lauren Kinghorn

      Hi Elize, Thanks for your wonderful comment. I’m so excited you’ll be starting your own blog soon.

      I know what you mean, I’ve had some difficult sponsored posts to write for clients – where I’ve had to research like crazy and I still feel pretty clueless about the topic. I do my best with those articles but I always feel uneasy until the post is approved.

      So YES, it’s lovely to have the freedom to write about the topics you’re passionate about. Of course, it also means you have to come up with all the ideas for your posts and keep those ideas coming. So I guess there are pros and cons in both cases. I find I like doing a combination because I really have to employ my creative mind on the tricky posts. It’s a challenge that stretches me.

      Wishing you all the best as you find your groove as a blogger.

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  7. Samidha Mathur

    I just simply loved the point no. 4. It happens with me most of the time when I proofread the content right after completing it. So, I just leave it for a while or ask my husband to proofread it, so that errors or any grammatical mistakes can be seen. Otherwise, content always looks correct even with a big error!

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    • Lauren Kinghorn

      Hi Samidha, Thanks for your fab comment. Much appreciated.

      Oh, how awesome that your hubby proofreads your posts sometimes. That’s really cool. I think having someone else proofread really helps (and Grammarly is a wonderful tool).

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