For me, one way to do this is utilizing a simple but effective productivity tool – the classic timer. I’m a Pro Blogger. I write several posts a day. To facilitate my writing, I use a timer to help me focus. My standard operating procedure is to write a 500-word article in 1 hour. Here are my steps: I set my timer to 20 minutes for drafting an outline. Then 30 minutes for writing the post, and another 20 minutes for proofreading and editing. 1 hour flat, 1 clean, well edited post. More productivity tips coming in a graphic published by OpenForum, designed by Papercut from the text of Bruna Martinuzzi.