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Have you been wanting to start a blog because you have the knowledge to share, but the thought of having to write blog post after blog post makes you cringe?
Perhaps you have started a blog, but you keep procrastinating when it comes to writing content because the truth is you really don’t like to write.
If this sounds familiar, this article is for you.
I am going to show you 3 tips on writing a blog when you hate writing.
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Take out your cell phone and record yourself talking about a topic your ideal reader is interested in learning more about.
Use your voice memo app on your cell phone or download another audio recording app that works best for you.
Most bloggers are busy. They are juggling work, family, and other responsibilities and I am willing to bet you are too. Using a voice memo app is a great way to capture your thoughts on the go when they come to you. You can do this on a lunch break at work, on your commute to and from the office, while your child naps, and even while outside taking a walk.
Then when you go to sit down at your computer to write, you are not starting from scratch staring at a blank screen.
You can listen to the audio you recorded, create an outline from it and type it out in a Google doc.
I always suggest writing out your post in a Google doc or somewhere else that automatically saves your progress for you, rather than writing it directly on your WordPress blog the first time around. WordPress does not automatically save your work, so if you forget to save it and your computer freezes, you may lose any unsaved work.
Now if you are saying, okay that helps a bit, but with this first way, I still have to write down everything I said from the recording, I get it! Let me tell you my second tip for writing a blog when you hate writing which I think you will love.
Start by recording audio via a cell phone or record a video on your computer with something like Zoom and have it transcribed for FREE using Otter.ai.
Otter turns your voice conversations into notes that you can easily search and share. You can use it to transcribe your existing recordings, videos, and even podcasts.
It uses artificial intelligence so it’s not 100% perfect but it’s pretty darn close. You will just want to read over the finished transcription when it’s done to make sure there are no weird words or phrases that were interpreted wrong.
The best part about Otter.ai is that their basic plan is absolutely free! The Basic plan offers free recording and Zoom-syncing up to 600 minutes per month, and up to 40 minutes per recording.
Check out how to use this in my video above starting at 4 minutes and 40 seconds.
I know that sounds crazy coming from someone who teaches people how to build a blogging business.
I’ve seen it with my own students and clients though. If they really dread a task, it’s going to be extremely hard to stay consistent, so I always ask how we can make creating content easy.
You always want to play to your strengths. Look at your website as your platform and your blog as the content that attracts people to your platform. Written content (i.e. blog posts) is just one way that you can create content to attract people to your site.
If you enjoy writing, write blog posts.
If you enjoy speaking, try podcasting and embed the podcast episodes onto your WordPress.org site. Instead of a “Blog” link you could have a podcast link in your navigation menu.
I want you to do that in a way that is most comfortable and natural for you.
Then, as you grow, you can repurpose your content in other ways.
If you like to write, write out your blog posts and then repurpose parts of them into FB lives or videos. It can help you grow that know, like, and trust factor with your audience, as video is the best way to quickly build a connection with your audience.
If you like to speak your content, you can start a podcast and have it transcribed, and then you can then hire a virtual assistant (VA) to format it into a blog post for you.
As you grow, you can go even bigger, and record videos of your podcast. You can then upload them to YouTube and have them transcribed and turned into smaller clips for social media.
I wrote and formatted all of my own blog posts for years until I realized what worked really well for me. I made a list of the things only I can do and what I could hire out. Only I can create videos for my business, but someone else can take the transcription and turn it into a blog post to save me time.
So, my creation process now looks like this…
Creating content in a way that works for you
Do you see how creating content can work for you no matter what your style? You are in charge and you get to choose what creating content looks like for you. This will make it feel easy and aligned with you as a creator.
When I first realized how to do this, it blew my mind. Creating content can be simple when you play to your strengths. Since adopting this new system, I have never had a problem being consistent with my content. I hope it will help you tremendously as well.
Creating the right type of content on a consistent basis will help bring in leads and build your business.
Make sure you enjoy it by choosing the format that works best for you.
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