9 Unknown Secrets to Write a Perfect Blog Post
Writer’s Guide to Success
I thank my stars for giving me the rare gift of painting pictures through words. Blogging is the new black. There is blogging for everything. It is becoming the new way to meet people, to find a creative outlet and spread knowledge about any topic that interests. But of course, spouting off a post for the sake of it is not worthy of it at all. There’s a lot to remember when crafting a solid post. I have been writing for a quiet while, so I have come up with some easy yet important tips that make a blog post successful. Below I’ve listed a few secrets to stand out in a sea of bloggers.
- Blog topic generator
At times we run out of ideas and coming up with blog topics becomes a challenge. We look for some inspiration to start over with something enticing. It takes a lot of time to come up with a good topic when you’re facing writer’s block. So, work on the first step of coming up with ideas for having a good topic, that includes:
- Answers to common questions
- Focused on your audience
- Bring in enough organic traffic to make it worth
Try the online free tool that generates blog post ideas to help your blogging efforts. Pick a compelling headline that goes best with your ideas. And remember 36% of people prefer list-based headlines.
2. Structure your introduction effectively
If you really want your audience to keep reading on, your introduction is believed to have the magical powers to do something phenomenal. You need to quickly hook your reader with an introduction that delivers something they find valuable. Your post should be directly connected to your headline to make sure reader find worthy what they clicked on. Here are some techniques you can try:
Ask a question that may relate to the audience
- Create suspense
- Throw light on what information they will get
- People love stories about other people
- Share a quote
Stephen King talks about keeping on an ideal reader in mind to keep your voice consistent. When you start writing, make sure you have the clear reader in your mind.
3. Bring in supporting subheadings
I believe a writer should give a structure to its blog post by using creative subheadings. Because someone who is in rush will read your blog in a hope to gain something useful from your subheadings. Subheadings are like the signposts making your write up more inviting and look good. A compelling headline with an effective subheading will give a follow-up that makes or breaks the deal.
4. Use the right blogging voice
Of course, you don’t want to sound like a boring writer who has no connection with the audience. To turn your blog enjoyable, add some spark to you blogging tone. Make it natural, conversational, use metaphors and humor that makes your blog interesting, easy to relate and read. If you sound ‘human’ it will probably be appropriate for your blog.
5. Facts and figures
Share some statistics and facts as it gives your reader the assurance that your post has some real information. Highlight some myths and compare them with the actual facts. As you plan your blog post, look for recent data to get a better picture of your ideas.
6. Don’t forget images
Blog articles with images get 94% more views. Make it a habit to use at least one image with your blog post. If your post has no images it will look unappealing. You can illustrate your point visually in a better way with your content. Use free images from unsplash.com or flickr.com, or pixabay.com. Ideally, your images will make your blog post more detailed and emphasize your message.
7. Give them a takeaway
With an intriguing introduction, appealing images and useful facts and figures, you have got your reader to the near end of your post. Make sure you use words that instill them to take some action, something that builds a deeper connection or makes them be able to add comments.
8. Use the top tools
Using the right blogging tools will make your piece of art perfect. Tools like Grammarly for proofreading will spot any of your grammatical errors and typos. ProofHub Notes work as the central place to bring all your documents together to make your blogging organized. Check out ProofHub here. And tools like Google Docs will ensure your work is all backed up online.
9. Edit, edit, and edit
So you are ready to wrap up with a good closing. When you have just finished make sure to come back and read it all over again. Proofread your article several times to remove every syntax error that you may find. This will improve your post tremendously.
What are you blogging for? Money, fame, passion or self-expression, or business? Whatever it might be, these simple tips and tricks will help you a lot in your blogging journey. Now go ahead to implement these simple tips while writing your next blog to make a huge difference.
Vartika Kashyap is the Marketing Manager at ProofHub and has been one of the LinkedIn Top Voices in 2017. Her articles are inspired by office situations and work-related events. She likes to write about productivity, team building, work culture, leadership, entrepreneurship among others and contributing to a better workplace is what makes her click.