The laptop lifestyle, It seems like more people than ever are looking to earn money blogging. I know I am, I'm willing to bet you are as well 🙂 In this article I want to show you how to write a blog post that is awesome!
If you are just starting your blog, or you have a few years under your belt … You need to know how to write a blog post that people want to read!
A HUGE part of writing a great blog is keeping your posts consistent.
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Moving On …
I have had the privilege of blogging for a number of years at this point. Although I still have much to learn about the art of blogging, I know a thing or two about creating a decent blog post.
In this article I want to go over a few things that will make your content stand out, and eventually make you money for all of your hard work!
How To Write A Blog Post That Stands Out
Always write to one person :
Create a person in your mind that you always write too. Build up a character that loves your niche and wants as much information they can get about it.
Have some fun here, turn these ideas into your favorite pretend fan.
- What do they do for a living?
- Do they have kids?
- What are their interests?
- What is their favorite show?
You can go on and on here, the point is to always have the thought of this one person in mind when writing content.
This will open huge doors in your writing, you will come across much more entertaining to the reader.
The reason this works is because it turns your writing to a conversation with a good friend. People want to connect with you, as a writer you need to bring value to the table while also pulling people into your articles.
This is done by conversational writing, and the best way to get into this mode is by thinking of one person whenever you write.
Keep Paragraphs Short :
This is one mistake I see many new bloggers make. They have far too many sentences in a single paragraph.
Here's the deal … Reading on a computer screen or a smart phone is totally different than reading a book. Huge chunks of text can overwhelm the eyes and cause people to lose interest real quick.
People are looking for smaller chunks to absorb and take in, especially these days when everything is fast paced and non-stop.
Keep your paragraphs short and sweet, no more than 5-7 lines.
You may notice that my paragraphs are always a couple sentences long?
There is a good reason for this, it keeps people more engaged and doesn't overwhelm the reader …(that's you) with huge blocks of text.
Think of social media, people are usually reading a quick few lines … and then moving right on.
Get That Title Right :
The title headline of your blog post is almost, if not more important than your article when it comes to engagement.
People love a good title that pulls them into an article. You can learn how to write a blog post that is better than anything online, guess what? If the headline sucks it will never get the attention it deserves.
Here are a few tips that will make your post titles shine ….
- Odd numbers : It has been shown that people will click on a post's headline more when the post has an odd number in the title.
- Keep it around 52 characters : This will ensure that the headline will display fully in search results, these tend to get more clicks and engagement.
- Use “Power words” : Using words that give people a sense that they are going to learn something or gain something will always get more attention. Try “how to” “must know”
- Use “uncommon words” Words that pop and make people take a second look will always raise your click rate. Try “awesome” “quick” “must have” “ridiculous”
Remember that the title is what is going to pull people into your article and make them want to read more about what you want to say. Take your time with every blog post and come up with a great title.
Use Images And Subheadings :
This brings us back to the paragraph thing, the same applies with subheadings. People will usually “scan” your article before they read it … Many people never do read the article!
They just read the subheadings to get a feel for what you are saying in your post. This is a great opportunity to draw them in with a good headline …
“How I Made My First Sale Online For Free!”
“This One Thing Changed My Life ….”
Many times headlines like this draw people that are scanning articles in. Come on, me and you both have fallen for this 🙂
It really does come down to the subheadings most of the time.
The other advantage of using images and subheadings is, it breaks up the information and gives your reader a break in the action to catch up and not feel overwhelmed with text.
A good image is just like a good subheading, it needs to be relevant and good quality.
Never Edit While Writing :
This last tip is super important, what I mean by never edit when writing is simple. Every blog post should start out as a first draft, this means spelling mistakes, no pictures, just write what comes to your mind first.
Once you have that content typed out it is much easier to correct spelling and grammar after.
Here are a few tips for writing your first draft …
- Use a plain text editor (notepad) : This allows you to type offline and have all of your work saved in your computer or thumb drive. When the first draft is finished you can copy and paste you sections into WordPress.
- Lay out your key points first : Write out all of your subheadings in order first, this ensures your writing stays on track. You simply write your content in the order of your headings. This helps a ton with writer's block and everything goes smoother.
- Have a word count goal : Knowing that you have a goal of so many words makes it easier to keep going when you start to tucker out on ideas. You never have to fully adhere to this goal, however it will help set the stage and challenge you to complete it.
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These are some solid tips that will show you how to write a blog post that will bring more traffic and conversions to your blog.
The problem that happens sometimes however is it's not always easy to keep these tips in mind when you are just trying to come up with an idea for an article … Let alone write the thing.
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Wrapping Up …
I hope this article gave you some tips and motivation to get your blog on point. Using these tips, plus the site content platform found on wealthy affiliate is a sure fire way to get more engagement, views, and profits from your blog.