When you log in your Blog, the white screen scares and shakes you up to the core. Just like the way a Vampire demands blood, that blank white screen asks for nothing less than content to be fed to it otherwise it turns evil and gets you no audience and no earnings.
Writing an average Blog, just for the sake of completing the deadline isn’t worth the effort because people have a whole lot of options to choose from, just take a back click and they are out of your Blog Forever.
So, your aim should be to put your best Blog ahead, brew it with perfect SEO and spice it up with best images.
To make sure that you don’t miss on anything important, we’ve created a rundown of all the pointers you need to consider when you start writing Your Blog post. Bookmark this blog post, and make sure you’ve completed this checklist the next time you press “Publish.”
Here is a list of things you need to consider when writing your next blog post:
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1. Capturing Headline
The headline of your blog post needs to be attention grabbing, creative and should contain your focus Keyword. It’s what prompts the reader to land on your Blog post and read your article. Crafting an enticing headline that actually intrigues your reader and motivates him to read your Blog is a Skill. Your headline should be 60 characters long. According to HubSpot- “Internet readers have very short attention spans — around eight seconds in length — and the headline is one of the critical first elements that help readers decide if they want to click and stay on your site. In fact, 60% of readers don’t read past the headline, which presents a big opportunity.”
Fact- 8 to 12 words Headlines are frequently shared on Twitter.
12 to 14 words Headlines are shared most frequently on Facebook.
2. Meta Description
Meta Description is not visible on your Blog but it is yet another crucial piece of information that will drive readers to your Blog. Meta Description is a short description (should ideally be under 300 characters) you see in the google search page when a query is searched.The headline, Perma Link, and meta description work together to convince readers to click on your link to read the entire blog post, so these three pieces of information should be catchy yet informative. Include your focus keywords in your headline, perma-link as well as meta description to make your Blog more SEO optimized.
3. Featured Image
Featured image appears on the top of a Blog Post and also serves as an important element for enticing the readers to read you Blog Post. Your featured image should be relevant to your Blog post, should provoke the reader to read through your Blog and should be clean (avoid overstuffing it with information). You can choose images related to your topics from Pexels, edit the image on Canva before finally uploading it on your Blog. To decrease the site load time, compress your images using Tinypng.
People always seek two things- Entertainment and Information and your Blog should be able to deliver both. Make sure your post is about what the headline says it is and strictly avoid click baits. Your introduction should be attention grabbing, catchy and should contain the focus keyword in first 100 words. Make your introduction in the form of a story since readers tend to remember content that has an emotional angle attached to it.
For Example- In the image, the writer tries to establish a connection with the readers by evoking their imagination through words. When the writer says “the fizz of adding lemon to soda”, the reader can actually imagine the fizzing sound and hence this intrigues the reader to continue reading further on.
5. Sub Headings
Sub headings also known as the H2 Tag are another important element of On- Page SEO that helps you optimize the ranking of your Blog Post on Google. Include the Focus keyword in your sub header. Sub Headers are just like your Title but not exactly your title and are used to distinguish the Introduction from the main Body of your post.
6. Main Body
Don’t start scribbling random stuff instead follow a content skeleton for good results. Break down the main body of your content into several pointers and give a detailed information about each pointer. People usually recommend writing short Blog posts considered the shorter attention span of the readers but this is not a healthy practice. Your Blog post should at least be about 1000 words in length. Medium found that posts that took seven minutes to read earned the most engagement and attention, and serpIQ found that most of the top-10 Google results are between 2,032 and 2,416 words long.
7. Spice up Elements
All content and no graphics makes reader leave your Blog. Try to pep up your Blog post by adding relevant videos, Infographics, Images, social media posts etc along with the pointers because it will increase the value of your Blog post and the reader will Bookmark your Blog for providing them complete information about the topic.
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8. Wrapping Up
Don’t abruptly end your Blog post instead try to give it a smooth finish. Your conclusion should sum up what the entire blog post was about. It does not need to be lengthy instead it should cover the entire essence of your blog post in a nutshell. Finish your Blog post with a creativity stroke so that you can deliver the message to the readers in the most exciting way. The reaction and emotions of people after reading your Blog post is determined by the conclusion part.
You can invest as much time or as little time as you want on your Blog, there is no fixed 8 hour work day that needs to be followed- but mind you the results will be proportional to the amount of efforts you put in.
Always remember, you are free to choose but you are never free from the consequences of your choice.
Want a good lifestyle for yourself? Well, sitting behind in your room in pyjamas, hoping for things to turn out your way and then waiting for the Law of attraction to do a Miracle for you is useless which will yield you no results.
Replace ideas with execution. While sitting behind in your room in your pyjamas, Grab hold of your laptop or your smartphone and start working towards a better future,
ONE BLOG POST AT A TIME.