Content is a major requirement nowadays for online businesses. Companies are content hungry and individual needs to produce higher volumes of content in order to survive and make money. But there are certain factors that prevent faster content creation and block our spontaneous flow. We have tried to list all these factors and issues in this article. We assure you that if you work upon these issues, the quality of your writing would improve greatly and you would be able to produce effective content as a much faster rate.
Things preventing faster writing
The biggest issue preventing faster writing is lack of ideas. It’s also termed as writers’ block. To get over this, you should first of all research the topic in detail. The research should not be too extensive or time-consuming. By research, we mean to delve into the topic to find enough information, so that we can pen down a good article based on it. It should not take more than 10 to 15 min. to research the topic on the Internet. The next step is to conceive ideas in your mind.
Lack of synchronized ideas: Do a little visualization
The major issue impeding the speed of content production is lack of relevant ideas. You have to do a little visualization exercise for it. Imagine, a machine producing content at the speed of one page per minute. Imagine the vivid details of it. What are the prerequisites? Where is the content and ideas coming from? And how is it producing content at that faster pace? How the statistics and tables are being created? Where the supply of sentences is coming from? What is the rhythm of ideas? All this is very important in order to find the approach needed to produce content at a faster rate. Furthermore, you should try to practice writing on your favorite subjects. The more you practice, the better you would become at producing content at a faster rate. The best strategy would be to imagine the machine producing the content at one large page per minute. That should be your target and you should train your mind according to that.
Poor command over English
Poor command over the language is also a major factor why you are not able to produce content at a fast pace. You should try to make sentences in our mind well in advance and then produce it on the paper in a streamlined way. Another good practice would be to read a lot. However, I don’t think that grammatical issues or poor command over the language is the primary factor impeding your speed of writing. I am a 100% convinced that lack of ideas is the primary concern; language is secondary. Once, you are done with putting your ideas on paper (or Word doc in digital world,) editing would not be a tough task. So, this is a baseless fear as we can remove most of our errors during editing process.
You should not try to ponder over or think too much about a topic. After all, you are not going to submit a research paper. Neither, are you supposed to lay a principal or an equation similar to e=mc2, which Einstein has developed, nor do you have a task of producing the theory of relativity again. You have to produce content and it should be interesting, engaging, informative and brief. It’s clear that you do not need to produce scientific or incomprehensible content. This misconception should be removed from your mind forever.
Other distractions such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and e-mail
You should also log out from social media sites and email accounts, once you decide to start writing. It’s a big distraction. Writing is a tedious and painfully hectic task. It tires our mind and body; whereas brain has a natural tendency to drift and look for avenues to recreate and entertain itself, which is harmful as it’s easy to get distracted but difficult to focus our attention towards something constructive.
So, we conclude that in order to produce content at a faster rate, first you should “create” content. Content should be specific and well-researched. By “well-researched,” I don’t mean that the content should be scientifically proven. What you need is to have a fair idea about the topic. Then you have to streamline your ideas and do some brainstorming to present useful information in a logical way. The sole purpose of content creation is— to present useful information in a streamlined way. And sadly most of us fail to understand this very purpose and keep on wasting our energies on unnecessary details. Remember the OTSERI principle ORGANIZE, TELL A STORY, ENTERTAIN, REPEAT and INFORM, while producing quality content.
Nashaat Quadri is a freelance writer, blogger and social media strategist based in New Delhi. His favorite subjects are motivation, digital marketing and electronic gadgets. You can contact him to setup your blog and run a search engines
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