Have you ever thought why popular blog’s posts are so interesting and professional? I thought about that. In my opinion they are using very simple but effective writing methods. In this article I would like to share some useful tips to help you create better blog posts. It’s just my experience and ideas if you like or dislike them please comment in comments section.
1. Create Smart and Attractive Headlines
Use relevant keywords to your topic, but don’t try to write just for SEO reasons with big amount of popular keywords. Smart headline must have one or two powerful words like Awesome, Incredible or Free. You can find a lot of useful headline formulas here 102 Proven Social Media Headline Formulas by Chris Garrett. These compiled headlines you can use for blog posts, email marketing and tweets.
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2. Write Interesting First Sentences
Write attractive and interesting first sentences. It’s very important because reader will find useful information and will continue reading. You can start by asking your readers exciting question or you can start by your opinion to concrete topic. If first sentences will be interesting reader will be engaged and don’t leave your post.
3. Get to the Point
Just get to the point, don’t try to write essay or poetry. Blogging isn’t philosophy. Use the K.I.S.S. rule (Keep it simple, short). Readers scan information so don’t try to impress them with big paragraphs or they will go away. Stay away from circle writing.
4. Know What Your Readers Want
When you are posting an article think like reader, that means answer the interesting questions, share your opinion, ideas. Try to write about your interests, for example if can’t understand new trends try to explore them.
5. Use Lists
This easy tip will make your post:
1) Easy to scan
2) Easy to read
3) Easy to understand
4) Easy to remember
6. Write From Your Own Experience
Don’t try to write about other niches or about things that you haven’t met ever. If you are interested in web design don’t write about freelance web designers if you don’t have experience about that. If you are writing from your experience your post will be unique, more attractive and more interesting to read.
7. Use images in posts
If you want to attract more attention to post you must use interesting and related to post topic illustrations. Images in post helps to reader to imagine and understand what you’re talking about.
8. Ask the community
Start a discussion with your readers, stay sociable, friendly and you will make new friends, followers and loyal readers. It’s not difficult to start an interesting discussion, just stay creative and think good topic to discuss. For example Mike as probably all of you knows that content is king so he decided to start a discussion about design connection with design. You can read this interesting article here: If Content is Really King, Then What is Design?
9. Check for Spelling, Grammar Mistakes
This is important action to avoid stupid mistakes and keep your content in highest level. For the spell checking I use SpellJax.
10. Review It
This action is very important, you must review your post 2-3 times to make sure that you have done all the best that you can.
Article illustration by Sancho Papa.