A good blog post consists of many different elements. Strong writing style, good grammar, and being able to comprehensively cover all the important information around the topic. But above those things mentioned above, what can elevate your blog posts from good to great is having a strong structure and good flow. What exactly does this mean?
Good corporate blog posts are targeted to a particular audience. So, before you start developing content, decide who you are selling to and what you are selling. If you are selling to decision makers in the publishing industry, write a blog post that targets their specific needs.
Every good blog post is like an essay. It needs to have a well-defined beginning, middle, and end. The intro to your blog post should be no more than 3-4 paragraphs and in the first paragraph, you should clearly outline what your post will be. Ideally, you should also mention why you’re an authority on the topic.Learning how to write better blog posts isn't like fixing a broken widget on the blog sidebar. Most of the times, you'll need to be patient and spend your time reading, researching and trying out stuff. It may work, it may not - the secret is to learn from every action you take and see what went wrong or right, depending on the situation. 2.Help Me Write a Better Blog Post. Many people blog daily on limitless subjects and themes: news events, entertainment reviews, personal diaries, gossip, and politics. If you blog to fulfill your own interests or write on behalf of a client or business, I offer you these useful tips to write plain English posts that will appeal to and interest your readers. — 1. — Write a Strong, Standalone.
Better blog posts create a better impression on your readers. You come off as someone who’s trustworthy, and trust is important throughout your blogging journey; from building your audience, to generating leads, to monetizing your blog. Better blog posts boost your search engine rankings.Read More
Too often blog post titles get lost under a pile of thousands of other creative blog post names because of the failure to engage the user by using generic keywords and making it too long. Cutting through the noise is hard because of the sheer volume of awesome blog post titles on the internet so make sure yours is distinct, short, attractive and thereby search engine friendly.Read More
I write a Buffer blog post in an average of 2 hours, 58 minutes. The longest post took 3 hours, 33 minutes. The shortest post took 2 hours, 23 minutes. The post I’m writing right now took 2 hours, 42 minutes (I added it all up once I finished). In total, I tracked six different blog posts. Here’s a breakdown of the word count and the time involved in each of the six posts from the past two.Read More
When I write a blog post, I follow each of these four elements, treating them as steps. Here’s how I typically blog: Choose a topic and write a headline. Write the lead paragraph. List a few main points in the body. Write your call-to-action. Edit and revise. (At this point, I usually revise the headline.) Proofread. Publish (checking the headline one last time to make sure it still works.Read More
Better yet, play devil’s advocate with integrity. This means that when you take the unpopular side of a controversial, you also use facts to back up your arguments. It boils down to bridging the gap between people’s perception and reality. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to be an experienced professional copywriter to write a great blog post brimming with compelling content.Read More
The key to writing is reading. The more you read, the more prepared you are to write. Just to write this post, I read over a dozen articles about blogging to make sure I cover every angle and gather supporting data. For example, most blog articles are shared without even being read, especially on social media.Read More
Pick a blog name. Emphasize what your blog posts will be about with a creative name. Choose your blog template. Customize the design of your blog to match your style.Read More
This guest post is by Aman Basanti of Ageofmarketing.com. Quotes and dialogue are one of the most powerful tools in the writer’s toolbox. They bring your writing to life. They give your piece voice and make the words jump off the page. As the famous writer Stephen King once said, “What people say often conveys their character to others in.Read More
Got a blog post that’s due? Better write it whether you can get to a beach and hammock or not. Make the best out of the situation available to you. About the Author. Julie Neidlinger. Julie R. Neidlinger is a writer, artist, and pilot from North Dakota. She has been blogging since 2002 at her Lone Prairie blog, and works as a freelance writer and visual artist. Improve your marketing with 20.Read More
Better to let the blog go quiet for a few days than to post a recipe you can’t stand behind. 12. Cite your sources. Always. Not cool: reposting recipes verbatim, posting other bloggers’ photos without permission. Cool: original recipes, sharing links to your inspiration, linking to further resources on the subject at hand. 13. Don’t sell out. I’m not saying that you shouldn’t try to.Read More