When I wrote that if you can type 38 words per minute you can do a 500+ word blog post in 15 minutes, I got two types of response:
Brian types at an astounding speed of 90 words per minutes so, yes, as long as he knows what he wants to say, he can write a 1350 words article in 15 minutes flat.
Meaghan on the other hand finds the idea somewhat unbelievable, sad even. To her typing content at the speed with which you can type is cheapening the writing process. But is it?
If You Can Talk About It, You Can Write It
Both Meaghan and Brian are SEOs.
Im pretty sure that if I would call either one of them now and would ask is their an optimum content length that does best in Google?, they would have an answer for me.
Neither would need 30 minutes of silence to carefully and artistically craft their answer.
Because they know what they're talking about.
If you can tell me what you want to say, you can write what you want to say.
If You Can't Talk About It, You Can't Write It
The only valid reason not to write (yet) is when you can't talk about a topic. And the single reason you wont allow yourself to talk about it is because you dont have enough information (yet).
But get this: doing (re)search for your article is not writing. Getting project support material isn't writing. Neither factors into your writing time.
But Isnt Writing A Creative Process?
Heck no! Not if you mean all creative and no process. If it was that simple the world would be way richer in great writers.
Writing is a craft. A craft is something you do. And by doing it all the time, you become skillful at it.
So, what did you write today?
- How do you start a blog post? (Bill Slawski)
- How to blog almost every day (Chris Brogan)
- A Process For Writing More and Better Blog Posts (Steven Bradley)
- Typing Speed: How Fast is Average, 4,000 typing scores statistically analyzed and interpreted
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