Do you often wonder why you are unable to increase the number of your blog followers despite your writing being really good? Simply because there are some (not-so) tiny technical tips that you’ve been missing all this while.
Don’t you worry, we’ll get you up to speed with the current trends on how to write a good blog. Who knows maybe these few tips might just help your good blog become a great one!
To start off with some basics – “Attention span of a Goldfish is approximately 9 seconds” which is few seconds more than the time you have to grab your user’s attention. Remember this as a cardinal rule to becoming a good blogger – First Impressions Matter.
Before you compose a blog, ensure you know the responses to questions like, “For what good reason would anyone continue reading this blog entry?” and “What makes our readers return to this blog for something more?”
Let’s take a look at few pointers:
Who is your Audience?
Prior to initiating a blog, it’s a must that you would like to reach out to and what they might be looking for. Rather than guessing what they would want or need, you could conduct a quick survey for your blog and make a decision based on some data and competitor analysis.
Make the Titles Catchy
Unfortunately, we are shallow beings who despite being asked not to, judge a book by its cover. If the headline isn’t catchy, it is highly likely that your blog post will go unnoticed or unread. This is precisely why the blog post’s title is of prime importance.
Structure it out with subheadings and shorter paragraphs
Not only a blog post; formatting is important in any form of writing. A blog post which is one big giant paragraph is a reader’s nightmare. People often glance over the content before actually deciding to read it, so we advise you to break up your blog into subheadings.
Let us emphasis on the importance of bullet points used in order to write a good blog:
• Articulate clear ideas. Imagine bullets to be mini-headlines.
• Always maintain symmetrical bullets. 1-2 lines each.
• Bullet clutter is a big NO. Never use bullets to write paragraphs.
Images = Happiness
It’s a fact that human brain processes visual content quicker than text-based content. This is precisely why blog engagement gets a boost the moment there are eye-capturing images. Internet is a hoarders dream so we know that multiple resources are easily available to get images for your blog. However, creating your own images or clicking your own photos might give your blog a personalised touch.
Never Ignore SEO
The world of blogging has an added aspect to look into – the SEO. It’s a see-saw where one end has SEO and the other User Experience (UX) and neither should be ignored. The idea is to find the right balance.
To summarise effective ways to write a good blog:
Step 1: Select a topic, draw up an outline, conduct research, and check facts
Step 2: Catchy Headline – gives informative and get attention
Step 3: Write your blog
Step 4: Add images, humor, improve flow and simplify complex topics
Step 5: Editing. Avoid repetition, reading out loud helps to ensure flow, make another person read it and get feedback
Finally, give yourself a break. Once you believe you’ve completed your blog, leave it for some time, and come back to it later. A fresh mind will help you decide if the final draft for your blog is Neil Patel’s good or middle school assignment bad!
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