This article is about how to write killer blog post s.
It’s not easy to write a good blog post, but it doesn’t have to be hard. With these 8 steps you’ll be able to create something worth reading and sharing with others.
1. Brainstorm and come up with a topic
The first step is the hardest: coming up with an idea for what you want to say in your post. This usually takes some time, so don’t worry if brainstorming isn’t coming easily at first. Just sit down, relax, and let your mind wander.
A great technique for brainstorming is to get out a pen and paper (digital brainstorming is also an option) and write down anything related to your topic that comes to mind.
You may also try to get ideas by programmatically analysing your competitors or using keyword research like SE Ranking.
Rule of thumb: Don’t edit, just let the ideas come!
2. Create an outline for your post
To create an outline for your post, take the ideas that you brainstormed and put them into a logical order. This is where you can be creative and use your own judgement of what feels right.
Your outline doesn’t have to be perfect or pretty, you can even just write it out in point form.
Before writing it’s important to do as much research as possible into what you want to write about. This helps ensure that your blog post has some solid information, and if something new pops up during the research process then bonus! You can now add it to your blog post.
A good way to do research is to search Google for keywords related to what you’re writing about. This will lead you to other blogs and websites that talk about your topic, which in turn lead you to more information (some of which might be new or help fill in any holes).
Once you’ve created an outline that makes sense to you, use the next steps to help guide your writing (don’t worry if parts of your outline aren’t coming together perfectly).
3. Write the post content in full, including intro paragraph, body paragraphs, conclusion paragraph
Using your outline as a guide, write your post content in full.
Don’t worry about what the intro or conclusion will be yet, you’ll get to that soon enough.
After writing out your whole post content in full and using your outline as a guide, it’s time to add an introduction and conclusion that helps readers understand why they should care about your post.
The best way to write a good introduction is to hook the reader with something exciting, get their attention, and urge them on. The worst way is to just state what you’re going to be talking about or restate what they will learn from reading your article (duh!)
To write a good conclusion, sum up what you’ve written and leave readers feeling like they got something out of reading your blog post.
Rule of thumb: Subheadings help break up blocks of text so that it doesn’t become too tiresome for the reader’s eyes. They also act as signposts for the reader, letting them know where they are in your post and how much you have left to say.
4. Proofread your work before publishing it to ensure that there are no typos or grammatical errors
Proofreading is crucial. Don’t skip it!
No matter how good your post is, if there are errors then readers will notice them and it can decrease their opinion of you or even steer them away from your blog.
Don’t rely on your computer’s built-in spell checker to catch all your mistakes, chances are that it won’t do a perfect job because it might not know jargon or slang words. Ideally, ask a friend or family to look over your post for any errors they might find.
5. Publish your blog post
Now the hard work is done, it is time to publish !
The nice thing about blogging is that you can publish whenever you want, so if it’s midnight and your post isn’t ready yet then don’t worry. Just come back and finish it tomorrow.
After publication, you should submit it to the search engines so that it can be indexed and rank in the Search Engine Result Pages (SERPs). You can submit to Google via Google Search Console and to Bing via Bing Webmaster Tools. It is also recommended to submit a sitemap so that search engines can keep up to date with any changes to your blogs content.
6. Share it on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter to get more readers/followers (This step is optional but highly recommended)
By sharing your post you are letting people know that this post exists and how great it is. Each platform has its own benefits, for example, Twitter allows you to share your article easily while Facebook shows the reader’s friends that they’ve shared it with them.
You may also want to increase your article’s exposure. You can do this by finding new places where you can share the link to your post, for example joining a new group on Facebook or creating a new community forum thread about your topic.
For pictures, you can share on Instagram and interest and for videos, you can share on YouTube or TikTok.
7 . Comment on other people’s posts with your own thoughts
When you comment on other people’s posts, it can lead to them checking out the rest of your blog. Most bloggers thrive when their blog is talked about so try to leave thoughtful comments when appropriate
If you want to go the extra mile, you could even offer some helpful criticism if they ask for the reader’s opinions.
8. Track and measure your article
Google Analytics and other such monitoring software can help you to keep tabs on your article. Metrics, such as the number of visitors you get, how long they browse your blog for and how they found your website can be vitally important in directing your business.
This article has provided a basic primer for writing killer blog posts. Now it’s up to you! Don’t forget that the best blog posts take time so don’t rush anything, keep practising and soon enough you’ll be able to write an amazing post.