How Long Does It Take To Write a Blog Post? (7 Steps To Speed Up)

Last Updated on July 6, 2023 by Jordan Alexo

Ever wondered how long it takes to write a blog post? Well, if you’re just starting out, it might feel like forever.

Anyway, here’s a quick answer: a beginner writer takes 6 to 8 hours to write about a 2,000-word blog post.

In this blog post, you’ll discover not only the time it takes on average to write.

In this guide, you’ll discover the average time to write a blog post. But more importantly, I’ll share strategies to speed up your content creation.

I’ll walk you through seven actionable steps, from research to planning, templates to resources, practice to timing, and finally, leveling up with ChatGPT.

So, buckle up and get ready to become a blogging machine.

Key Takeaways

  1. Research is Your Secret Weapon: Knowing your niche inside out is the key to writing faster. So, dive deep into your topic, soak up all the knowledge you can, and watch your writing speed soar.
  2. Planning is a Game-Changer: Don’t waste time figuring out what to write about each day. Have a list of blog post ideas ready to go. It’s like having a roadmap for your writing journey.
  3. Templates are Lifesavers: Having templates for different types of blog posts can seriously speed up your writing.
  4. Quick Resources are Gold: Keep a list of resources for quick info, images, stats, and case studies.
  5. Practice Makes Perfect: Write 50 blog posts without AI assistance. It’s the best way to hone your writing skills before leveling up.
  6. ChatGPT is the Future: Once you’ve mastered the basics, it’s time to level up with ChatGPT. It’s like having a writing partner who’s always ready to help.

How Long Does It Take To Write A Blog Post?

Long ago, it took hours and days sometimes to write a decent blog post.

But those days are dead gone! Since the appearance of ChatGPT in late 2022, the way we write blog posts has changed dramatically.

If you haven’t been living under a rock drinking Tequila mocktails, ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence (AI) model that generates content.

gpt 4 model

And don’t think that the content is bad! Yes, many people complain, but now, with GPT-4 model, it’s a different story.

This model is a more advanced and refined version of ChatGPT. It can produce some darn fine content.

You also don’t necessarily need to use ChatGPT; there are Jasper AI, Writesonic, and other similar tools.

But admit, my poison is ChatGPT.

Of course, as long as you feed their bot with the right instructions. So the game has changed, and the question is:

“How long it takes someone to write a 2,000-word blog post?”

I say 2,000 because usually that is considered the standard blog post length. Well, here’s the stats:

Writer LevelTime RequiredDescription
Beginner Writer6-8 hoursAs a beginner, writing a blog post can be quite challenging and time-consuming. It may require more research time due to a lack of knowledge or experience in the topic.
Experienced Writer4-6 hoursIf you’re an experienced writer who understands your niche well and has good writing skills, you might be able to write a blog post in around 4 to 6 hours.
Experienced Writer (With ChatGPT)2-3 hoursWith the help of AI tools like ChatGPT, an experienced writer can potentially reduce writing time to 2 to 3 hours or less. However, the time can vary depending on the content, personal touch, and editing required.

Level 1 – Beginners Writer

It can take between 6 to 8 hours of hard labor. Believe me, those first posts will feel like you’re pulling your teeth. Also, it may take more research time because you probably don’t have as much knowledge or experience in the topic.

Level 2 – Experienced Writer

If you’ve been at it for a while, understand your niche well, and have good writing skills, it might take around 4 to 6 hours.

Level 3 – Experienced Writer (With ChatGPT)

It can take about 2 to 3 hours or less. See, it depends on several things, such as the content at hand, adding your personal touch, and editing your content. Some people claim they take an hour. But from my experience, you won’t get the same quality content.

So, that means what? A complete newb that hasn’t written a single article for the past decade or more shouldn’t immediately grab ChatGPT.

Instead, you should write content the old fashion way until you become half-decent at it. You can learn so much when you write without an AI assistant.

From good writing skills, formatting, post structure, and developing your unique writing style.

Seriously, you don’t want to become that guy who relies on these robots like it was a drug. Now, that’s my suggestion, each one to their own.


I do believe everyone should reach the last (boss) level. Why? Because the more content you can produce, the faster your blog grows.

That’s a fact: the more blog posts you poop, the more keywords you rank, and the more people can find your content. But first, learn to become a decent writer and then level up.

7 Steps – How To Blast Your Writing Blog Post Speed?

Now I’m going to provide a unique take on this ball game. I imagine, “you’re a novice write who wants to beef up your writing speed?”

So, I’ll explain the steps until you become “boss mode” ChatGPT writer:

Step 1 – Research Until Your Mind Says “Please No More!”

One cookie trick to writing faster is simply knowing your niche inside and out.

I mean, if you don’t know jack ass about your topic, you take forever. You must spend time researching, trying to understand the concepts, techy jargon, etc.

It’s boring. I get it!

Try to spend a week immersing yourself in your chosen niche. Here’s what you can do:

  • Watch YouTube videos
  • Read books and blog posts
  • Watch documentaries (depending on your niche)
  • Take online video courses (Udemy is your best budget solution)

Just soak up as much knowledge as your brain can handle. This won’t make you an overnight expert. Nope, but you’ll start to understand the basic stuff.

So, the next time you sit down to write a post, let’s say, “The Best Time To Eat Peanut Butter For Muscle Gain.” It won’t sound like a Martian speaking.

Rather it will make everything easier. You’ll have some basic foundation to work from. This will reduce your research time and make it easier to organize your thoughts.

Action Step

Go out there and grab as much info about your niche as possible. Watch YouTube videos, read books and blog posts, watch documentaries, and take online courses.

This strategy will help you build a solid foundation. Making it easier to write your content faster without needing to research every piece and bit.

Step 2 – Build Blog Post Schedule

There’s no better headache than waking up and spending three hours deciding what to write about that day. Guess what? That’s not professional!

So, to avoid wasting time, have a Google Spreadsheet or planner with ten or more blog post ideas.

You simply want to begin each day knowing what you gonna write.

In case you’re struggling to find sweet keywords to write content, read this “(link).”

Action Step

Just open a Google Spreadsheet and add the fields on the image below. Then create a list with ten or more keywords.

That will cut down a huge chunk of your daily writing time. You can also set a day of the week or month to find new blog ideas and add them to your list.

Step 3 – Have Effective Outline Templates

I have templates for everything from blog posts where I review products and comparisons, how-to guides, and listicles – you name it, I got it.

Although how-to guides tend to be more random in their structure.

So how can you go about this?

1 – Install a Detailed SEO Browser Extension

This browser app lets you see a blog post’s headings, word count, and other info.

detailed seo extension 1

2 – Google Your Topic

Now Google a related product review and open the top five pages in the search results.


Click “Detailed” and write down the several common subheadings across these posts.

Next, repeat the same process for another product. Soon you’ll notice a similar structure.

Though the products may change, the overall subheadings and structure remain consistent.

You want to do this until you have a template for each blog post that you write. Once again, how-to posts change based on the topic in question.

3 – Save Your Templates

Save these templates in a Word document or Evernote. They should be ready to use whenever you need them.

The idea is you only need to customize a few subheadings to make them ready to use.

So, you save time because you don’t need a new outline each time you sit down to write an article.

Action Step

Go ahead and follow what I said. Just prepare the templates for your different blog post types and save them.

Another thing you’ll notice is a common pattern throughout the content that works. And this gives you a better sense of effective blog post structure and organization.

Step 4 – Quick Resources

Have some quick resources at hand whenever you need:

  • Extra info about a topic
  • Images and diagrams
  • Stats and data
  • Case studies and examples
  • Scientific research and studies

This pickle depends on your niche. But imagine:

You’re writing a blog post and lack knowledge about something specific. Whenever that happens, you must browse online to find what you need; it can take a chunk of time.

Instead, have a list of trusted websites, YouTube channels, and even online communities where you can quickly find reliable info.

And the same thing goes for all the rest of the resources mentioned.

Action Step

Build a list of reputable sources to quickly access information, images, stats, and case studies. Here are some good resources for images (Unsplash, Pixabay) and stats (Statista).

All the rest depends on your niche.

Step 5 – Write 50 Or More Post Without AI

Just do it! In this case, just write!

Now this is my experience. But I noticed a huge improvement after writing about fifty blog posts. You develop a more efficient writing style and a deeper understanding of your niche.

Before becoming a ChatGPT nerd, become a writing nerd. Don’t cheat yourself. The only tools you can use are Grammarly or similar software.

These tools help you correct grammar issues and improve your overall content readability.

Action Step

Start writing 50 blog posts for your blog without any AI writer assistance. You want to learn how to survive if you don’t have access to them someday.

And this helps you develop your own writing style and become more fluid in creating content.

Step 6 – Use A Pomodoro Timer

pomodoro timer

Now, this might sound like a gimmick, but trust me, it’s not. Using a timer can seriously boost your writing speed. It’s all about that sweet, sweet pressure.

Here’s how you do it:

Search online for “Pomodoro Timer.” Then set a timer for 25 minutes. This is your writing time.

No distractions, no checking emails, no scrolling through social media. Just pure, focused writing.

When the timer goes off, take a 5-minute break. You may stand up, stretch, grab a cup of coffee, or do a quick dance-off. Whatever floats your boat.

Then, rinse and repeat. This is known as the Pomodoro Technique, and it’s a fantastic way to increase productivity and keep your mind fresh.

Action Step

Start using a timer when you write. You’ll be amazed at how much more you can do when working against the clock. Plus, it adds a fun challenge to the mix!

Step 7 – Level Up to ChatGPT

Finally, after you’ve written 50 blog posts, built your templates, and got your timer ticking, it’s time to level up.

chatgpt 4

Welcome to ChatGPT. Let’s crank your content production 10x.

This won’t instantly turn you into a writing wizard. But it can give you a serious boost.

With ChatGPT, you can generate ideas, create outlines, and even write entire sections of your blog post.

It feels like going back to school and having a girl beside me, letting me copy her answers on a test. Meaning ChatGPT is like your writing partner (or assistant).

Similarly to that girl being my writing partner, well, probably not exactly. But you get the idea!

What Makes ChatGPT Shine?

First, ChatGPT doesn’t create anything new. You are the one responsible for providing new insights and ideas. So, that’s your work.

But the hard fact is:

  • Most informational content lacks unique perspectives. But you still need it to rank your blog well in a particular niche.
  • ChatGPT can summarize the content and create key takeaways, action steps, introductions, and conclusions like it’s nobody’s business. I love that!

And all this can save you loads of time! Anyway, here’s the catch: you need to give detailed instructions to ChatGPT.

Otherwise, it will kick out repetitive, monotonous paragraphs that nobody deserves to read.

Action Step

Head to YouTube and search for tutorials on using ChatGPT for content creation. Next, start testing out creating outlines, introductions, and whatnot.

I also suggest upgrading to ChatGPT Plus. This lets you use GPT-4, which gives you far better content quality. And you can also integrate plugins like “WebPilot.”

With WebPilot, you may feed ChatGPT URLs to extract relevant information for your blog posts.

Last Thoughts

Psss… I didn’t use AI for this post, and it took me about 2 hours to write over 2,000 words.

Anyway, things have drastically changed from the days of yore when writing a blog post was a week-long affair to the AI-powered present where you can churn out a killer post in just a few hours.

We’ve seen how the game has changed, and boy, has it changed! With tools like ChatGPT, Jasper AI, and Writesonic, we’re living in the golden age of content creation.

But remember, with great power comes great responsibility. Don’t let these AI tools do all the work for you. You gotta put in the time, the effort, and the creativity.

So, what’s the takeaway here?

  1. Research is King: Spend a week or so soaking up all the info about your niche. The more you know, the faster you write. It’s as simple as that.
  2. Plan Ahead: Don’t wake up wondering what to write about each day. Rather have a Spreadsheet with several blog post ideas. It’ll save you hours of headache.
  3. Templates are Your Best Friend: Create templates for different types of blog posts. They’re like the secret sauce to speedy writing.
  4. Resources on Speed Dial: Have a list of go-to resources for quick info, images, stats, and case studies. It’ll save you the time of hunting for them each time you write.
  5. Write, Write, and Write Some More: There’s no substitute for practice. Write 50 blog posts without AI assistance. You’ll become a better and faster writer.
  6. Time Yourself: Use the Pomodoro Technique. It’s like a shot of adrenaline for your writing speed.
  7. Level Up to ChatGPT: Once you’ve got the basics down, it’s time to bring in the big guns. ChatGPT can take your writing to the next level.

And there you have it. The fast track to becoming a blogging speed demon.

So, get out there, start writing, and watch your blog grow faster than a weed in summer rain. If you have any questions leave them below, Jordan Alexo will reply soon.

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