Have you ever noticed when you write a blog post that many times people will not read it all the way through?
Most people that actually visit your blog post usually leave pretty quickly.
And guess what?
If people on Facebook, twitter and other social media sites see your post they won't even click on it.
The honest truth is you really only have about 2 to 3 seconds to grab their attention.
If you don't grab their attention you will never be able to convince them to click on a link.
Maybe this will help you.
7 Tips To Write A Blog Post
So there you go.
1. Know Your Target Market
This is so key. You have to know who you are writing to.
By know your target audience you can then research what they are looking for and write a post directly to their needs.
2. Headlines Make Your Post
You wouldn't think headlines are so important
But if you don't catch someone's attention with your headline your post won't get read.
Your blog post title is crucial for your blog post.
One of the best tools you can use is EMV headline analyzer. This gives you a score based on the emotional marketing value of your headline.
Here's another tool that actually suggests different headlines for you.
3. Subheadings And White Space
Have you ever caught yourself skimming through an article or blog post?
Well most people do just that.
To help catch their eyes, use subheadings like Heading 2 and Heading 3.
Also write short paragraphs so your post has a lot of white space.
Make it easy on your reader's eyes.
4. Bullet Points And Numbered Lists
We just mentioned above that people like to skim your best information.
One of the best ways beyond subheadings is to use bullet points and number lists.
Both of these actually work as a subheading. They are easy to spot and your reader's eyes naturally go to them.
Images are so important. Our brains sees visual content faster than written text.
If your post is long maybe more than one image will help.
You can upload these images to canva and then your headline or other text to your image.
You always need to optimize your post post to maximize your SEO ranking.
You can find a couple of SEO plugins that will help you and guide what you should be doing with each post.
Many wordpress blogs use Yoast.
Here are some of the things you should be looking at for each of your blog posts.
- Add proper Meta Title
- Add proper Meta Description
- Optimize for Focus Keyword
- Use related keyword variation
- Add image alt attribute
- Interlink my content
7. Make Sure You Have A Call To Action
This is probably the most important part of each blog post you write.
You need to have a call to action that is very easy to see.
A call to action can be anything. You can ask people to leave comments, follow you on social media, share your posts, sign up to your newsletter or purchase a product.
People like to be told what to do. You call to action should tell them what to do.
So there you go.
I truly hope you found these 7 tips to write a blog post are helpful.
Do you have any other tips that you use when you create your blog post. Let me know in the comments below.
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