Each and every day there are millions of blogs are published, among them a few of them are written and optimized well.
So here is top ten tips for writing a good blog post.
1. Finding the Right Topic
This is the most challenging job. Finding what to write about is such a vast topic.
The right topic depends on what your targeted audience is looking for and what you have to share with them. For example, if you are into gadgets and gizmos, it’s better to write something about them. You can also share news items with your readers.
Let us work with an example here. Let’s say your site is mostly about iPhone. Below are the steps you can do to find your Topic.
To write something, you need to have some knowledge of the subject you are about to write on. You need to plan before you start. To make a plan, ask yourself these questions:
- Who is going to read this?
- What are the areas I should cover?
- How many things can I leave for “obvious” which I don’t have to define?
- After reading this, what knowledge would my audience gain?
- How would my writing effect my site’s Search Engine Position?
- What would I gain from this writing?
If you just start writing without any proper plan, you may end up having some lines of text that is not useful to anyone at all.
After you have chosen the topic to write on and planned for the areas you want to cover, it’s time for research.
Research is essential for anything and everything you write on because blogging is not just about educating and informing others, it is also about learning new things.
No matter how much knowledge you have about a particular subject, there is always room for more. The more you research, the better you will write.
4. Killer Headline
The most important thing about writing is to find that killer headline and subheading that will bring your reader to your site. The heading is the doorway to your article, and if it gets the attention of the reader, your text becomes a source of knowledge; if not, it’s just some random text.
No matter how good your writing skills are, there is a possibility of error. To make sure your readers find your writing fun to read, you need to get someone to review your article before posting it. A review makes a lot of difference.
You should review your writings to see if the message you intend to convey is covered. The best thing to do is to write your stuff and then give some gap before you review it yourself. Get some sleep and re-read your stuff with a fresh mind. There is a high probability that you might find errors in your writing.
Once you have written something, it’s time to market your writing. I assume you are new to blogging and there isn’t enough traffic on your blog. To bring in traffic, you need to know where the people are and how to attract them to your article.
You should make a standard procedure for marketing your writing.
7. Bookmarking it on Social Bookmarking sites
Social Bookmarking site Reddit is the best place to bring traffic to your site and your post. You should bookmark your post at these sites and hope that people like it and bookmark it.
8. Share it on Social Networking sites
Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. are also very good at generating traffic for your site. It would help if you shared your links with your friends.
If they like your content, they will share it with their friends. This is an excellent way of bringing traffic to your site.
9. Make Link Building Strategy
Link building does matter when it comes to search engines. Make proper link building strategy and try to get more backlinks from the blogs in your niche especially the high domain authority blogs.
10. Comments on your posts
Once you start receiving comments on your post, reply to them in a way that it opens a new window of discussion. Exciting comments can help increase traffic. More the comments, the better it is, but don’t feed the trolls.