editing blog posts

Editing Blog Posts (6 Easy Steps to Quickly Publish Professional Articles)

Editing blog posts can be a time-consuming process, but it’s important to make sure your post is error-free before you hit publish.

I remember when I first started blogging, I would spend hours editing and re-editing my posts until they were perfect. But no matter how many times I proofread them, there always seemed to be something that needed fixing.

It was frustrating, and often discouraging – why couldn’t I get my posts right the first time? After a while, though, I realized that the key to efficient editing is having a system in place…

Editing Blog Posts

Editing blog posts can be done in a few ways. The most common way is to use a word processing program like Microsoft Word or Google Docs. It’s also possible to edit directly in your content management system, like WordPress.

You can also use a text editor like Notepad++.To edit a blog post, simply open the blog post in the editor of your choice and make the necessary changes. Once you are finished, save the blog post and you are done.

Don’t Ever Publish a Blog Post Without Editing

Proofread in a quiet environment with no distractions.

While editing, you need to look at all aspects of your text.

It can be difficult to remember all the different techniques you need to use while editing your content. Having a checklist of editing points can help make the process easier.

Refer back to it. It’ll help you remember to edit it the next time around.

Don’t ever edit while you write. It’s a productivity killer and it will make your post suck.

Don’t post anything without properly proofreading it first.

Make Sure Your Blog Post Says What You Want It To

In the fast-paced world of the Internet, there isn’t always enough time in the day for you to sit down, proofread, and edit your blog posts.

However, a single spelling error or unintended message can quickly go viral and damage your online reputation.

Make sure your spelling, grammar, and typography are all on point so you can hit publish with confidence.

Creating Your Own Editing Checklist

Do you follow a specific process for editing and proofreading? If so, write it out. If not, start one now.

For example, maybe you always add sub-headings and bullet points when you edit your work, instead of when you’re writing it.

Now, look over your list of items to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything. Here are some important ones to remember:

How to Edit Your Blog Posts

Before you publish your post, there are a few things you can do to ensure it looks its best.

  1. If you’re using a theme that supports categories and tags, be sure to assign them to your post.
  2. Adding a featured image is also a great way to make your post stand out on the front page of your blog.
  3. If you want to control how much of your post appears on the front page, you can also add a “read more” link.
  4. Finally, if you’re not ready to publish your post right away, you can schedule it to appear at a future date.
  5. As a blogger, it’s important to make sure that your content is the best it can be. That means taking the time to edit your posts carefully.
  6. If you want to edit your blog posts quickly and effectively, using a consistent process can help. 

Steps to Establish Efficient Writing and Editing Processes

If you want to improve your writing and make the editing process more efficient, try following these steps. First, make an outline of what you want to write about. This will help you stay on track while you’re writing and cut down on editing time later. Next, craft a strong title for your blog post that will be your guide as you write. Once you’re finished writing, walk away for a little bit before starting to edit. This will help you catch more mistakes. Finally, read your piece aloud and edit in both the text editor and preview mode.

Don’t Forget to Do On-Page SEO Checks, too

Grammar, tone, style, and visual elements—These are very important editing aspects. However, each year millions of words get published without ever drawing a good amount of traffic.


These publications don’t pay attention to what people search for (by doing keyword research), or speak over all relevant topics on a certain subject to gain even a bit of authority.


Editing blog posts can be a time-consuming process, but it’s important to make sure your post is error-free before you hit publish. By following these tips and streamlining your editing process, you can ensure that your next blog post is polished and ready for readers. So don’t neglect the editing stage – take the time to do it right, and your blog will thank you for it!

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Josh Slone

Josh is Chief of Staff at Content at Scale, running the in-house portfolio of sites as well as customer success for clients using our Content Machine.

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