Writing good posts should be every bloggers main priority, this is because what attracts people to your blog and what keeps them coming back for more is if you have helpful and well written blog contents which gives answers to there questions or which solves their problems.
When it comes to writing good blog posts which will keep your visitors coming back for more, these are the steps to follow;
- Know your topic
- Ask yourself if your blog post will be helpful to people and if it is searchable
- Make researches
- Write your blog post down on a paper or on Microsoft word
- Transfer the post to your blog
- Use long tail keywords
- Use internal links
- Link to external sources
- Write as if you are speaking to your audience
- Make your post detailed
- Proofread and edit
Know Your Blog Topic
There is no way you can start writing a post without having a topic, the importance of having a topic before writing a post is that it would help you know and understand what you want to write about and thereby making your topic and post aligned.
So always make sure to bring out a topic before you begin to write the post.
Ask Yourself: Will My Post Be Helpful To People And Is it Searchable?
Writing blog posts which is of no benefit to people and which people are not searching for is a waste of time.
Before you start writing a post always make sure to Know if your post will be of help or of benefit to people and then use the google keyword planner to determine the number of searches the keyword you want to rank for gets.
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Like the saying goes “no man is an island”, it means no body can know everything. When it comes to blogging or content creation you do not depend solely on what you know or what you think you know.
For you to a write good and detailed post you have to make researches either by consulting experts, reading articles on that topic you want to write on, watching videos on that topic and various other ways you can source the detailed information you need.
Write Your Blog Post Down On A Paper Or On Microsoft Word
To be sincere with you, I have been using this step ever since I started blogging and it has always been helpful to me.
I recommend this step because writing down your blog post on a paper or on Microsoft word will help you determine the structure of the post when you transfer It to your blog, it would also help you to know where to place internal and external links.
Transfer The Post To Your Blog
Once you are done with writing your post or article on a paper or on Microsoft word, then copy it to your blog.
Use Internal Links
The main purpose of internal links is to help you connect all your blog posts together, but make sure you do not add too many of this links.
Link To External Sources
When writing a post, always make sure to link to websites where you sourced your information from and those websites which also have related posts. Linking to high authority websites in your niche also makes your audience to know that you made proper researches before writing the blog post.
Write as if you are speaking to your audience
One of the main reasons why people like or dislike a blog is because of the tone which the author writes with.
When writing a blog post always talk directly to your readers by using words like ‘you’ and ‘your’.
Proofread And Edit The Post
To avoid grammatical errors and other mistakes, always make sure to read your post all over again and make corrections where necessary.
Extra Tip For You
This post is not about SEO ( Search Engine Optimization) but this is just an advice;
When writing your post, always use long tail keywords, this is to make sure that you get a good search engine ranking which would bring more traffic for that post.
Always make sure to do this, because it makes no sense that after putting in your time and energy writing a good post, nobody reads or searches for it afterwards.