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Writing a blog post is similar to driving; you can study the highway code (or read articles on how to write a blog post) for months, but nothing beats getting behind the wheel and hitting the open road for the real thing. Or something like that.
Let's get down to business now that I've properly mangled that hazy metaphor. You realise you need to start blogging in order to expand your business, but you're not sure where to begin. I'll show you how to produce a terrific blog article in easy stages that people will want to read in this post. Ready? Let's get this party started.
Simple Steps to Writing a Blog Post:
Step 1: Decide on a topic for your blog article, write an outline, perform research, and double-check facts.
Step 2: Create a headline that is both informative and attention-grabbing.
Step 3: Write your content, either as a draught in one sitting or in stages.
Step 4: Use visuals to improve the flow of your text, add humour, and explain complicated concepts.
Step 5: Make changes to your blog post. Avoid repetition, read your article aloud to check for flow, have someone else read it and provide comments, keep sentences and paragraphs brief, don't be a perfectionist, and don't be afraid to trim out text or make last-minute changes to your writing.
Step 6: Publish your blog post and encourage readers to link to it.
Step 7: Tweet to your followers.
Step 8: Spread the word.
Here are the steps in brief for you to reference and come back to as necessary and necessary details:
Step 1 – Deciding on a Topic for Your Blog Post: Select and research a topic that interests you but is within your expertise, or else find a topic that is close enough to one involving your business. You may also choose one of your products or services and write about it from scratch with an eye on extending the knowledge base of potential customers. Arrange all references for the blog article in advance such that you can skim through them upon completion. You may also find it helpful to draft an outline of the points you wish to raise in your blog article.
You can find suitable topics for your blog articles by observing what current events pique public interest, reading books and articles or doing online searches, conducting interviews, or conducting a survey amongst friends and family.
Step 2 – Creating a Headline for Your Blog Article : Write a headline that will entice people to read your blog post such as "Shake up Your Writing with These 4 Tricks" or "Ways to Reach Out to Customers : An Easy Guide".
In order to decide on an attention-grabbing yet accurate title for your blog post, start with a one-sentence summary of your article and then expand on it with interest-piquing words such as 'new' or 'easy'. At the same time, try to avoid using generic and overused headlines such as "The Best Ways to XYZ". You can also use the following formula to create catchy headlines:
Dramatic Statement + How to/What you should do/Why it's important + Warning + Numbered list.
For example, " Do This And Avoid A Huge Waste Of Time : The Top 5 Things To Do In order to Consistently Produce Exciting Blog Posts".
Step 3 – Writing Your Blog Article : Select an appropriate style for your article – formal or casual, conversational or professional, scientific or whimsical – and stick to it throughout. You may also wish to include a personal touch by addressing your article to a specific person such as a colleague or customer.
If you feel nervous about being unable to write as you would in normal conversation, use either the second or third person tense (you) from the beginning of your writing. Keep sentences short and paragraphs short, with easy-to-understand headings. Use plain language without unnecessary words or phrases to make sure you are understood by the reader. Write in front of a mirror so that you cannot see yourself when you write.
When writing an article, do not edit your text until you have completed the entire article, and then make just one final edit (if any). You may want to create your outline as a separate document before writing the blog post, which will help you to stay on track and focus solely on the content of your piece.
Step 4 – Adding Images to Your Blog Post : Add images via a link by using simple HTML code or embedding rich media within your blog post. Don't forget to take a look at how your blog post will look on different devices such as mobile phones, tablets and e-readers. Also, make use of infographics or comics from Pixton to create a wow visual or appealing factor.
Step 5 – Polishing Your Blog Post : Use humour where appropriate. Avoid being too wordy or repetitive, and make sure that your writing flows smoothly from sentence to sentence and paragraph to paragraph. You may also wish to break up the text with lists of steps or bullet points.
Step 6 – Publishing Your Blog Article : If you have not already done so, create an account on a blog publishing platform such as Blogger or WordPress. Ensure that the platform has all the features you require in order to effectively manage your website.
Step 7 – Promoting Your Blog Post : Send out any emails or follow up on social media and email invitations with your blog article. Any queries or responses should be posted as a reply. Don't forget to share your blog post tweet or share on Facebook groups.
Step 8 – Spread the Word: Follow up your regular and ongoing marketing efforts using your blog post as further value-added promotion. And don't forget to use images of your blog post on social media, email signatures, business cards etc.
Follow these ideas to get the word out:
• Bloggers : Publish a link to your new blog article on a relevant blog by Tweeting it with the hashtag associated with that specific topic.
• Email Signatures : Include your blog post in your email signature as a link so that your contacts can read it easily.
• Blogger Groups: Search for relevant blogs and submit your article to them for maximum exposure. You can find such groups on Google plus or Tumblr .
• Niche Websites: Find niche related blogs and magazines by using the right keywords and search terms. Find out their contact information so that you can submit your articles to them directly, or else look up their guidelines for guest posting on their website.
• Social Media: Share your blog post on your Facebook page, Twitter account etc. Share it several times to increase the reach of your article.
• Submit Your Article to: Social Networks : Post your article on relevant social networks such as Google plus, Tumblr or Quora.
• Publishing Sites : Post links to your blog articles on relevant sites such as Medium.
These are some blogging tips that will help you get started for success . Above all, don't be afraid to experiment and share what works best for you. I know that you have a great business idea inside of you and these blogging tips can help you reach out of people so that it can be shared with others in the world.
Happy experimenting with blog writing and marketing. Hope you found this blog post helpful.
With this, I wish you all the very best of blogging and marketing success for your business.
In case you have any doubts or suggestions please feel free to comment down below. Thank you very much!
ABOUT THE LEGEND
Digital Marketing Legend "Srinidhi Ranganathan" is the Director of Digital Marketing at First Look Digital Marketing Solutions (India's First Artificial Intelligence Powered Digital Marketing company) located in Bangalore and is one of the top instructors in India who is teaching futuristic marketing-related courses on Udemy. He is a Technologist, Digital Marketing Coach, Author, and Video Creation Specialist with over 12+ years of experience and has worked at top companies in India.
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