5 ways to create engaging blog content—fast

Do you long for a 25th hour in the day? You’re not alone. Squeeze in some extra time to blog by following these tips.

Help, I don’t have time to blog! This problem differs from Blank-Post-Syndrome because it’s about the lack of time, not the lack of inspiration. While some bloggers can sit at a Starbucks and knock out a week’s worth of posts in a few hours, I can’t. Further, once the post is written, it still needs editing and other technical additions before it’s ready to publish.

So how can a blogger maximize their writing time? Answer: Utilize other forms of content and resources for new posts while maintaining your blog voice and editorial perspective.

To combat the I-Don’t-Have Time-to-Blog-Blues, here are five blog suggestions to help minimize your content creation time.

1. Make a video.

Online videos are a great medium for storytelling. Leverage this strength while adding another content format to your blog. The video can be a talking head of your insights in lieu of a written post or a demonstration. Chris Brogan does this a lot to mix up his blog offering.

Benefit: Videos tend to be short, so they are less time consuming to produce. Further, videos are useful for search optimization. Just don’t forget to add text for the search engines.

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