How Long Does It Take You To Write a Blog Post?
Posted on 31st October, 2007
Some bloggers may have the natural ability to write posts faster than their readers could read them. I guess I am somewhere in the middle, I might be able type a tad faster than the average person but when it comes to completing a post, I usually need a few hours to do so.
Short posts that require no research usually take me less than 15 minutes. But I prefer to take my time when writing long posts that require a good deal of research. My problem is I often know what to write but deciding how to write it can consume most of my time.
So I spend more time thinking then actually writing down my thoughts. English being my second language (well technically it’s the third) doesn’t help either.
If I have a great post idea, I usually jot down the points I plan to write in my to-do list. I would continue to add points, sometimes over the course of a few days, before I actually sit down and write the whole post for a couple of hours. The researching part takes most of the time.
That’s how I come up with some posts like this
However for a topic that I know a lot about, I take about 3 to 5 hours to come up with the content and actually write it.
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The past few weeks have been a busy time for me, on and offline. I’m launching new blogs and websites one after another. So that has been taking most of my time. I am also gearing up my pay per click campaigns to take advantage of the coming holiday shopping season in the US .
If you are not yet involved in affiliate program or PPC marketing, you are leaving a lot of money on the table.
Sadly, I have to scrap my previous goal to make US500 from text link ads monthly after the recent PageRank shake up. While I’ll continue to sell text link ads on some blogs, they are no longer my priority. If I make money from them, then that’s a bonus. Those blogs will be turned into a resource center for some of my PPC campaigns promoting affiliate programs.
It’s time to stop allowing Google PageRank dictates how much money you could make from your sites. You need to explore other monetization options and diversify your revenue streams in addition to writing paid posts or text link ads.
My only ad revenue that depends on PageRank is my text link ads. However, since I’ve been involved with affiliate marketing since 1997 and actively using pay per click marketing since 2002, PageRank has little importance to me as far as making money from the Internet is concern.
If you depend on your blogs to make money, you can start looking into selling advertising inventory directly from your website. I am seeing this practice becoming more common these days where more popular blogs such as DoshDosh.com, JohnChow.com and even ProBlogger.net are jumping into the bandwagon.
Anyway, back to the earlier question, how long does it take you to write a blog post?