Google prefers that each post was written should be of the length of a minimum of 2000 words so that such blogs can rank a position in the top 10 on the search engine result page.
So when you are writing a blog post, make sure that your post should be a minimum of 2000 words.
The real challenge is that when you are writing numerous posts in a day, all of them being about 2000 words or 3000 words, you have to manage time.
The ideal time you should take to complete an article should be around 2 hours. But writing 2000-3000 words in 2 hours is not child’s play. It takes regular writing and a lot of practice to be able to finish your blog post at that time.
But even if you do not have regular practice but you want to complete an article of 3000 words in 2 hours, we have some great tips that will come in handy.
Once you master the tips and tricks, you will learn to manage time better and allot a specific time for each of the steps. So, it’s all about time management and efficiency.
Let us have a look at the ways in which you can achieve this.
Tips To Write 2000-3000 Words Article:
1. Keep your script aside:
The one secret for writing faster is that you have to forget your script and not stick to it. You need to have the belief that you can do it without a script.
First, pay attention to whatever factors are stopping you from writing. You really have to deal with them. Also, remember that the reality is far different from the theory that is presented to you.
In the real world, readers are more forgiving and they will overlook the simple errors that might be there in your post. So, you can still achieve higher search engine page ranking even if you have minor errors in your blog post.
But for that to happen, you need to start writing. Remember that excuses and money cannot be made at the same time.
So, you have to take responsibility and sit down to write. We know that it takes time to create content that is well researched and where the quality is not compromised.
It might sound dramatic, but when you give all your attention and focus to writing and write from within, it is not a very difficult task to complete a 2000 word article in under 2 hours.
You have to convince yourself that you are telling a story. The key to writing maximum words in minimum time is to make up and convince your mind that you can do it.
2. The facts to support your article should be kept ready:
After you have made up your mind, the next immediate step is to gather data and facts to support your article, else, the article will fail. Gathering facts is the most tedious process of writing an article.
One reason why a lot of people cannot even write a 2000 word article is that they cannot develop enough facts to support the post.
You have to understand that there is a difference between writing and typing.
When you are writing, you know what you are talking about. Even while writing this article, a lot of time went into researching and gathering data. That helps you to have a better understanding of what you are going to write and helps you write faster.
When you have the facts ready, the outline of your article is already formed.
You also have to update those facts to make sure that your blog post keeps performing even months after it is published.
If you wrote something 6 months ago with the fact that held true back then, that might not be the case in the present day.
A lot can have changed in those 6 months, and you have to make sure that you update your blog with the latest information available.
However, your focus in this stage should be to gather as many facts as you can do to support your article. Planning is definitely a very important part of writing your article, but an even more important part is the division, where you correct the errors in your writing.
Now, there are several ways through which you can gather facts for your article. Let’s have a look at them:
Online magazines, brochures, catalogs, journals, newspapers, etc. can provide you lots of information that writers can use.
The best part is that you can use these sources later to create backlinks to your website. Once you get a source website, make sure to go through all the content available on those websites.
You can even enter your keywords and filter the search results based on just what you need to see, extract the fact that you need and build your article.
Leverage the research data:
The data that you have found needs to be utilized to the best to understand and connect with your audience.
A lot of institutes, agencies and centers have particularly interviewed and done extensive research on these target audience that you have. With the research data and inferences, they post it on their blogs or in a report that you can read.
Always remember that when you are writing a 2000-3000 words article, you cannot just go on writing about your opinion, you have to back up that opinion with proper facts and data. That is because readers either want to gain knowledge or they are looking for solutions to their problems.
Read other blogs in your industry:
Whatever be your industry you are working in, you have to follow a lot of blogs and websites in your Industry that belong to the industry stalwarts and the most influential people in your niche.
These blogs show you how it is done and also help you get new ideas for your own blog post. From there you can plan your own articles and that is how you can write faster.
3. Bring life to these ideas and facts:
When you start writing an article with all those facts that you have gathered, you finally pick up the pace and learn and improve as you keep writing.
Do not procrastinate. Your aim might not be to create a masterpiece, but it might ultimately become one.
When you are writing a well-researched article where you want to provide high-quality content, follow the below steps to make sure nothing goes wrong.
Work on the outlines and expand them:
When you have the facts for your post ready, you already have the outline of the article in your mind.
When you start writing, all you have to do is expand on these outlines. Expanding the titles basically means that you have the subheadings in your mind and you have to explain each one of them.
When you are writing a 2000-3000 words article, you do have to explain every point and every process in the article and support it with appropriate images.
Do not make the mistake of writing and editing at the same time
If you are writing and editing at the same time, it distracts you and shifts your focus somewhere else. It also takes you a lot of time to finally reach the ending of the article.
Even for great writers in your industry, their first ever draft is never perfect. So, you have to take charge of your mind and train it in a way so that it focuses on one thing at one time.
Use shorter sentences in your blog post:
If you want to finish articles in 2 hours and still make it an interesting article, you should start writing in shorter sentences.
The logic behind it is that people find it really difficult to read on a laptop or computer or mobile screen than on a printed page. That is why, when people are reading something on the computer screen, they read it 25% slower.
So, when you write short sentences, readers can decipher it better and they can process the information and facts better and faster. Even if your sentences are not short, you can balance out the long phrases in the sentence with shorter ones.
Always use a timer:
Whenever you are writing an article, make the best use of a timer. Here you have to use the Pomodoro technique, so set the timer to 25 minutes.
In those 25 minutes, the goal is to consistently write a solid amount of content without being distracted by social media or by your phone or TV. There are 5 steps that you have to follow:
- You have to plan in advance, what you are going to write.
- Then, set the timer to 25 minutes.
- Until the timer rings, be on it and do not be distracted by anything.
- When the timer rings, take a break of about 5 minutes.
- Continue doing this, and then after every four 25 minutes writing sessions, take longer breaks of about 15 or 20 minutes.
In order to back up your points, you have to go back to the primary source of the data:
Articles and post that are driven by data and facts can be your claim to fame because people really dig into that.
However, you have to be very careful when you are using information from other blogs or research institutes that are available online.
A lot of times, even this data that you acquire from other blogs are taken from some other sources and most of the time the primary source is not mentioned. This can be a major problem for you.
Search engines might penalize you for duplicate content. So, make sure you do not copy everything.
Use graphics and images whenever possible and give their sources:
Imagine looking at a 3000 words article that just has long chunks of text and no images. That will look boring and a lot of people will not even go beyond the first point.
So it is very important to use appropriate images or graphics in any form to support your article. That is because of the human brain processes pictures and other visual information faster than it can process plain text.
4. Build an editorial calendar:
As per research, only 27% of all B2C content marketer has a well-documented content strategy.
Having a well researched, dedicated and updated editorial calendar not only helps you improve your productivity, but also makes sure that you are on the right track of meeting your business goals.
These two factors a very important if a major part of your business depends on blogs. When you have the list of topics documented somewhere, it becomes easier for you to create a roadmap which you can follow while creating your articles and maintain consistency.
When you go deeper into your business and learn more about your customer, having a content calendar will only help you create 2000 to 3000 words articles faster, that too regularly.
Having an editorial calendar will help you in determining beforehand what all topics you should be researching on, and about the facts and data that you will include in your blog. You can develop an editorial calendar for a week, a month or even more.
5. Curate content when nothing else works:
Content curation means that you introduce content, add your own unique factor to the content and link them to blogs that are relevant, instead of just gathering and compiling other articles.
You can find content from anywhere online, even from social media. Once you have found the content, you add your unique touch to it so that readers do not have an objection. But make sure to always add links of the original web page.
Content curation should be able to help you build better relationships with other bloggers in your industry, not tarnish it.
Writing is an art that you cannot master overnight. It is something that requires technical research as well as constant practice to get better at it.
But in case if you are not able to write 3000 words in 2 hours, these 5 steps will surely help you get there easily.