Blogging has been a hot topic in today’s online trends. Why not? It’s one way of not only sharing thoughts and information but also an opportunity to make money online. More and more successful bloggers are inspiring readers to also start their own blog. With today’s technology and the availability of tools and software to build a website, blogging success can be just some clicks away.
Writing a Blog Post: The ‘How’ Behind an Awesome Content
Just like any other writing piece, a blog content must be well-written and will be able to help solve a problem. The following are the steps on how to create an awesome blog post for your readers.
#1 In planning your blog post, make sure to choose a topic, create an outline, perform a research, and verify the facts.
Choosing the topic is one of the most important part of creating a blog post. The best tip: choose a topic that interests you. It will be easier to write a content that is worth-reading if you are well-rounded about the topic. Let’s say you’re passionate about gardening or with online marketing, you will be able to include facts and details about your own experience and success from those passions. As the old adage says, “no fun for writer no fun for readers.”
An outline for your post is needed to serve as a guide on how the whole post will be written. An awesome blog post is a product of a thorough research, careful planning, and effective writing. Even the great writers prepare a rough draft for them to come up with a final content to be posted.
#2: Make sure your headline is both informative and and enticing to capture readers’ attentions.
Boring headlines snob all the good details inside the content. Crafting the headline depends on the writer’s preference. It can be created before the writing the body of the article or after writing the whole post.
As some writers suggested, writing a title or headline is both an art and science. Be creative yet specific. It should not be misleading but will sure to persuade your audience to write the whole content.
#3: Start writing your blog post.
You can write your blog post either by crafting it in one session or adding parts of it gradually – either way that will work best for you. What’s improtant is that you keep your focus on the topic and will not miss adding the essential points to the content.Get as much done as you can in a single sitting even if you prefer to draft a blog post over three or four writing sessions. Write while thoughts are coming into your mind and then evaluate them which ones are to be accepted and which parts are to be omitted.
#4: Add images to enhance your post and make the content more vivid.
In writing an online content such as a blog post, you must use a featured image and some other images within the content for the sake of visual stimulation. Infographics can be also a big plus to make your post truly exceptional. Images aid in presenting the flow of ideas in a content more effectively thus giving the readers an exciting experience reading the whole content.
You don’t need to worry if you’re not sure where to high-quality images. There are various free image downloading sites where you can get images without any fees. You can check Pixabay, Pexels, Unsplash, and others.
#5: Edit your blog post.
Editing your blog post will be done after reviewing the whole content. The blog post needs to be reviewed for grammar, plagiarism, and common writing errors such as comma splices, run-on sentences, and repetition.
Your blog post can’t be perfect (of course, the tastes of readers vary) but it can be far better from the others.
Ready to write your first blog post? Go on… never stop yourself from being stagnant. Discover your passion and share it to the world. Your blog will be your instrument to share and care. Happy writing!