Many of you have commented on the quality of my posts and have given me some great feedback. To all my readers, THANK YOU! All of your comments have cheered my days and make me want to write even better posts for all of you. Recently, the number of comments on my posts have about tripled and sometimes quadrupled in just a few weeks. How? Well, I am about to tell you.
Many have also asked how you can write great posts like me. Remember, I am still no expert and I am still learning. However, since learning from the very best I have picked up on a few things that can turn your blog posts into enjoyable and addicting posts that everyone cannot ignore.
Here are 10 tips that every blogger should be aware when writing posts. These tips are very valuable and anyone who is a blogger (or even just a writer)…
1.) Lists Always Win
Have you noticed a commonality among all my posts? They all have numbers in common. I always share 5 great tips or 6 steps to success. Let’s face it. You can’t ignore them! At least I can’t. People always want to know what the top 5 items are.
If you have done a quick Google search like me for something, let’s say “top ways to make money,” you can never ignore clicking on the link that says 5 quick ways to make money. Why?
- Lists are easy to Read
- Lists are to the Point
- People can skim your posts
- Lists act as a leader on the topic
5.) Ask Questions
Something that I have learned from other blog writers is to ask a question to your readers. When you ask a question, more people are likely to respond. Questions command people to take an action and keep your readers more interested.
If you have noticed at the end of some of my posts, I have asked questions for my readers. The response has been pretty great.
Tip: Test on a few posts to see if questions add value for you. Then compare your posts with posts that do not have questions.
6.) Edit. And When You are Done, Edit Some More
This is so critical. Make sure you go back and read over your posts at least a couple more times. Each time I do I always find another mistake.
I am still not perfect and there are still a few mistakes that get by, however just taking an extra few minutes saves me the added drama.
Tip: Read your posts out loud and have someone else read your posts.
7.) Save Your Drafts
Although this is something that can’t bring in more readers, it will certainly save you more time. I have plenty of experiences writing a post for a good hour, forgot to save my work, something bad just happened, and had to start all over again. Can you say “Worst Feeling Ever!”
Tip: Just take the 5 seconds to hit the ‘Save Draft’ button.
8.) Bold, Italics, and Underline
This is very important to make your post stand out more. These 3 features make your blog posts much more enjoyable.
I have used these and have gotten a few comments saying that your italics and bolding makes reading your posts more enjoyable.
Tip: Use this sparingly. Put emphasis on words that you want to help get your points across.
9.) Examples Allow for Better Understanding
Use personal examples and examples from others to get your message across. People learn best from learning how other people have done it before. Learn from others so that you don’t have to make the same mistakes and can move forward faster.
From my personal experience, I learn best learning how other people have done it. Knowing exactly how they did it allows me to use their example and gives me the ability to offer my own twist.
Tip: Use your examples first before using other examples. Your examples will have more meaning and will put more credibility in your work.
10.) It’s All in the TITLE
This is the key to turning lost souls into blog readers. Your title is the front line and the very first thing people are going to read. They are not going to see the post, they are going to read the title first!!
When writing good titles, it is very important to include a few things.
- How Big is the List (Top 10)
- What (Blog Post Enhancements)
- Benefit (Guarantee INSTANT Readers)
- For who? (Your Blog)
Hope these help you and maybe inspire you to write blog posts or even start your own blog!
What kind of blog do you have and how will use these tips to help your blog posts?
Talk it Up!