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3 Simple Steps To Outlining A Blog Post in 15 Minutes

3 Simple Steps To Outlining A Blog Post in 15 Minutes

How long does it take you to write a blog post? This question is one I see bloggers ask each other all of the time. I’ve even googled it out of desperation and curiosity to figure out the answer. It takes a blogger approximately 2-3 hours to write a quality blog post. I started comparing my writing performance to the responses of other bloggers. Is two hours enough time to brainstorm a blog topic, gather thoughts, and still have enough time to write it?

Possibly.

Some bloggers do not take as much time as others to write their blogs. Don’t worry. The last thing you should do is compare yourself to another bloggers’ writing schedule. The best advice for figuring out your writing schedule is to create a consistent timetable that works for you. I would not recommend adopting another bloggers’ writing schedule, but I would recommend learning the strategies that helped them develop the blogging schedule that works for them. This blog post highlights one of the best tools bloggers use to publish quality blog posts — blog outlines.

Blog outlines are simple tools for bloggers to draft, write and organize their ideas for a blog post before publishing. 

this guide will cover:

  • how to spend less time planning out a blog post
  • what to outline for your blog post
  • examples of blog outlines
  • how to outline your next blog post in 15 mins

How To Spend Less Time Planning Out A Blog Post

If you are spending more than the average amount of time it would take to write a blog post, you are most likely doing this:

  • struggling with coming up with topics
  • researching while you write
  • not passionate about the topic you chose to write about

One thing that will help cut out much of the time you spend writing is to start drafting your blog posts in advance. Developing a blueprint for your blog posts gives you more ideas for what you will be discussing in your post. It can not be easy to juggle all our ideas for one topic & without drafting or jotting them down, we will forget them. Start sketching your blog posts & researching topics thoroughly before committing to writing the post.

Need help brainstorming topics you should write about? Check out this list of 350+ blog topic ideas for any niche!

What To Outline For Your Blog Post

Are you looking for ideas for what to write on your blog post outline? First— you will need a topic. The topic you chose needs to be something you can talk about comfortably and freely. Next, you will need:

  • Key subheading content points
  • Supporting statements for that subheading 
  • Affiliate links for any suggestions for readers
  • List of keywords and tags for search engine optimization

You can even take it a step further and create a checklist/to-do list for each step in your writing process. To-do lists and checklists for your blog post will help you remember to edit, format, schedule, publish, create pictures, etc. Here is an example of what a blog post outline should look like:

example of a blog post outline

A Simple Blog Post Outline

Ready to start outlining your next blog post? I have the perfect blog post template for bloggers planning out their blog posts. I created this template to help with organizing and writing ideas for quality blog posts. The Blog Post Template is a digital pdf that you can download and save to any digital planner or notetaking application. This digital template is designed to help bloggers brainstorm post titles, publish dates, related posts, call-to-action, and key content points. The digital blog post template has checklists and to-do lists to keep bloggers on track with outlining, writing, editing, formatting, and scheduling their blog posts. The template also includes space for tracking tags, links, and keywords. 

Click the jump to get your blog post template and start planning your writing content today. 

Never have to worry about writing quality blog posts again! To keep your readers engaged, your blog posts have to be cohesive, entertaining, informative, and easy to read. It’s easy to write and have all your thoughts jumbled at once while you’re trying to remember to get all of your ideas out! 

Use this Blog Post Planner template to avoid never having to worry about jumbled thoughts, incohesive paragraphs, and sloppy structures ever again! This Blog Post Planner template was designed to help bloggers and writers get their key points across, create blog outlines before writing, and checklists for blogging tasks. 

Bloggers should be using outlines when preparing to write quality blog posts. Using an outline before you write helps you create thought-flowing, entertaining posts & cuts down on how much time you would usually spend writing your blog posts. You can easily create an outline for your next blog post in 15 minutes! Outlines are another tool to help you stay consistent with blogging & they will also help with coming up with ideas for additional blog post topics!

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  1. I like the message of finding a schedule that works uniquely for each of us. Because at the end of the day, not all of us are going to have the same processing time, but what matters is that we get our work out. Thanks for this post, Kristen!

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