How to Write the Perfect Blog Post
Your blog posts or your content are the most significant aspects of blogging. Your content will draw your potential readers in and keep them coming back, but only if its good. Creating a successful blogging business is all about creating excellent content that people can’t get enough of, after all, content is king.
Once you have found your niche, writing your first few blog posts should be a breeze especially if your niche is something you are passionate about. It is possible that you have no idea what to write from time to time or you have some trouble creating that first blog post. Here are a few tips to help you start out and start well.
- Create the perfect headline
Your headline is the first thing your potential readers see, so it has to be catchy. Great headlines are the key to getting people to click the link to your blog and the most popular sites always have sensational headlines.
You don’t have to create clickbait articles; nobody likes those. All you need to do is put some thought into creating the headlines and try to make them as creative as possible. Some tips you can use are;
Make it a question
Make it brief
Use catchy words
- Hook your readers in with the first paragraph
You need to keep your readers curious with each section, keep them wanting more. The way to do this is to make each paragraph, especially the first few ones, enthralling.
When your readers wonder what’s next, they won’t stop reading. You can hook them in with a story about a personal experience or by asking them a question.
- Have a value proposition
There is a reason why you have chosen to blog, and your readers are curious about it, don’t disappoint them. Let your subheading show them precisely what they’ll be getting from your blog.
People love pictures, especially good quality images. The average person has a short attention span and won’t spend much time reading an article without pictures. Spice up your post with good quality images, memes, gifs so that readers are compelled to keep reading.
- Compartmentalize your content
You don’t want to present a jumble of words to your readers. Many people don’t have the patience it takes to decipher the message you are trying to pass across. Create sections within the article and separate the content into the right parts. Your subheadings can present tips or guides for your readers; generally the steps they need to take to make something happen.
- Add something unique
Movie stars have it. Musicians have it, and there is no reason why you can’t have your quotable line. It will make your blog posts more exciting and add something that your readers can associate with you and your blog. They may even tweet it if it’s good enough and if you are lucky, it’ll trend, and your blog will become far more popular.
- Make it brief
We mentioned how many readers have short attention spans. You need to keep your posts brief so that your readers don’t get bored and move on to something else. Get rid of fluff words and pass your message across in a concise form.
- Don’t forget your Call-To-Action
The Call To Action may be one of the most critical parts of your blog post. What do they next after they have read the post? Do you want them to leave a comment? Join a newsletter? Share the article?
Whatever it is, include it at the end of the blog post and make it visible.